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Posted on: 16 April, 2014

Local groups make the most of Council funding opportunity

Livingstone Shire Council is pleased to announce that 14 local groups will share a total of $25,300 in the first round of its Community Grants Scheme.

Councillor Jan Kelly who holds the Portfolio for Community Development and Support said she was delighted with the response from the non-for-profit community groups within the Livingstone Shire Council area.

“Council’s Community Grants Scheme received 43 applications from community groups over the length and breadth of our Shire, from Keppel Sands to Byfield, Mt Chalmers to the Caves, Emu Park, Yeppoon and Marlborough. It’s certainly been a great response to the first round of grants,” Cr Kelly said.

Not-for-profit organisations based in the Livingstone Shire that enhance our Shire’s overall liveability can apply for ‘one-off’ funding for a range of projects such as purchase of sporting equipment, office equipment, upgrading their facilities and hosting community events.

Council has allocated $25,300 to 14 groups, which will support a diversity of groups in our Shire.
Sporting organisations such as Marlborough District Campdraft, Emu Park Sports and Recreation Association, and the Capricorn Dirt Riders Club received significant funding for much needed renovations and equipment.

“Council has also been able to support community events like Festival of the Wind. Organised by Emu Park Lions, this annual event attracts visitors who come from far and wide to watch this wonderful spectacle at Fisherman’s Beach.”

“Livingstone Shire has a strong and vibrant arts community, so it’s no surprise that Council is also providing funds to the Keppel Coast Arts Council to assist with the establishment of their Creative Arts Space at Fig Tree Creek,” Councillor Kelly said.

Applications for the next round of community grants will be advertised during August in the local media, on our
website www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/grants and on www.facebook.com/livingstone

Community Grants Recipients - April 2014
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