Council awards over $32,000 in community grants

Council awards over $32,000 in community grants

Charters Towers Regional Council has awarded over $32,000 to local organisations in the latest funding round of the Community Grants Program.

Successful groups included Charters Towers Rugby League, Hervey Range Rural Fire Brigade, North Queensland Offroad Racing Association, Queensland Country Women’s Association, Ravenswood Restoration and Preservation Association and a number of other not for profit organisations across the region.

Cr Graham Lohmann said the grants can be used for projects, events or services occurring between 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020.

“The Community Grants are a great initiative to help and support community groups within our region. The current round has provided grants for a variety of things including a shade shelter, the production of a promotional video for the region, the purchase of a water pump and a touch screen at Ravenswood.

“The funding will also be used for NAIDOC celebrations, community Christmas carols and arts and crafts workshop.

“It is important for Council to support our community groups and provide funding, especially during COVID-19 and beyond,” said Cr Lohmann.

Council commenced its Community Grants Program in January 2014. Two separate rounds are called during a financial year; the first round in May 2020 (for the period 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020) and the second round in November 2020 (for the period 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020).

Funding can be used towards activities, services or programs relating to the arts, recreation, sports and other community related initiatives. Applications that demonstrate the greatest benefit to the Region will be considered favourably.

For eligibility requirements and information on future funding rounds, visit Council’s website

Source: Charters Towers Regional Council

Photo: The St Mary’s building featured in the 2019 ‘Great Houses of Charters Towers’ Event, a recipient of Community Grants funding.