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The show goes on for community programs and events

19 March, 2021

Western Downs Regional Council is investing in grassroots community events and programs with the delivery of more than $23,300 as part of its latest grants round. 

Council has allocated funding under the latest Community Projects Program and Local Events Program, which support the fantastic work being done by various groups and organisations across the region. 

Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said it was fantastic to support the various initiatives contributing to the region’s active, vibrant communities.  

“Our community groups are the backbone of our local towns and Council is proud to support the efforts of those working tirelessly to improve the liveability of our region,” Cr Maguire said. 

“As part of the latest round of grants, Council has allocated funding to four show societies under the Local Events Program to help deliver local shows this year. 

“It’s wonderful to see these groups pushing forward and delivering shows in 2021, despite the additional requirements due the pandemic.  

“On top of these grants, Council also allocated funding to support the Wandoan, Tara and Bell shows. 

“The Dulacca Pioneers’ Memorial Hall & Progress Association has also received funding under the Community Projects Program to upgrade the gazebo in the park including revamping the materials, installing more historic information and a memorial wall. 

“This commitment to delivering fantastic initiatives in our community demonstrates it is the people that make it, and I congratulate these groups for their tireless work in the community.”  

Local Events Program  

  • Chinchilla Agriculture and Pastoral Association Inc. 
  • Dalby & District Show Society 
  • Jandowae & District Show Society 
  • Miles & District Show Society Inc. 

Community Projects Program  

  • Dulacca Pioneers’ Memorial Hall & Progress Association

Council offers various grants and funding opportunities throughout the year.  

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