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New round of community grants open 2019


Council has opened their round 2 of Community Grant funding for this financial year. Not-for-profit organisations in the region are being invited to apply for funding up to $5,000.
The funding is available for projects, events or services occurring between January – June 2020.
Mayor Liz Schmidt said the grants provide much-needed assistance to community groups.
“Council is happy to support our community groups through our Community Grant funding. Earlier this year we provided Grants to 16 not-for-profit organisations located and operating within the Region.
“These grants provide monetary and/or in-kind support to assist groups purchase equipment, upgrade facilities or reduce costs associated with running their events.”
In June of this year, Council approved funding for just over $50,000 to different community organisations. Some of these included:
  • Homestead Community Christmas Tree event (Homestead Progress Association Inc)
  • The installation of a triple jump pit (Charters Towers Athletic Club Inc)
  • The construction of a new motor sport facility (Charters Towers Burn Out Club Inc)
  • Community Gardens and Artefacts Project (Greenvale State School P & C Association)
  • Purchase of portable shade structures, seating and shelving (Charters Towers Amateur Swimming Club Inc)
  • Ravenswood Rush Event (Ravenswood State School P & C)
  • Barramundi stock for release into the Burdekin River (Charters Towers & Dalrymple Fish Stocking Group Inc.)
  • NAIDOC Week Celebrations (Gudgalbara Indigenous Corporation)
Local, not-for-profit organisations that are seeking funding have until Friday, 29 November 2019 to submit an application. Applications that demonstrate the greatest benefit to the Region will be considered favourably.
For eligibility requirements and more information, visit Council’s website www.charterstowers.qld.gov.au/community-grants-programme
OGG 20 Nov 2019