Funding Boost for Vital Community Events and Projects

Six North Burnett community organisations will receive a funding boost from two of Council’s important funding programs.

At its General Meeting Council endorsed recommendations to support vital events and projects through its Major Events Policy and Small Halls Funding Program.

“Council works hard to support volunteer run, community groups who are vital to the liveability and economic fabric of the North Burnett” Mayor Chambers said.

The following organisations were successful in receiving funding for 2021 events under Council’s Major Events Policy:

  • Friends of RM Inc. – Funding of $2,750 and in-kind support up to $1,900, for the Bush Spirit Festival.
  • Eidsvold Cattle Drive Inc. – Funding of $4,000 and in-kind support up to $5,000 for the Eidsvold Cattle Drive.
  • Gayndah Orange Festival Committee – Funding of $4,000 and in-kind support up to $5,000 for the Gayndah Orange Festival.
  • Monto Magic Tourism Action Group – Funding of $4,000 and in-kind support up to $2,700, for the Festival of Three Moons.

The following organisations were successful in receiving funding under Council’s Small Halls Funding Program:

  • Mulgildie School of Arts Inc. – $5,000.00. Re-oil the exterior of the Mulgildie Community Hall to preserve the timber.
  • Kalpowar Hall Committee Inc. – $18,544.35. Upgrade amenities block to include disability access.

Mayor Chambers advised, “Both of these funding programs are competitive and assessed by Council annually. Community organisations with event or project ideas can discuss them with one of Council’s Community Development team members.

With so many community events being postponed and cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020, we are looking forward to our communities being open to visitors and showcasing our region in 2021.”

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