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Posted on: 13 September, 2017

‘Focus on Future’ Community Grants Scheme now Open in Livingstone!

Livingstone Shire Council is once again proud to partner with sponsors the Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon to deliver Round One of the ‘Focus on Future’ Community Grants Scheme 2017/18.

Deputy Mayor and Arts Councillor Nigel Hutton said not-for-profit groups and sporting clubs are encouraged to apply for grants up to $2000, which is run twice a year.

“Council’s funding program enables community groups and sporting clubs to undertake a project to meet identified needs in the community,” Cr Hutton said.

“The purpose of the Community Grants Scheme is to support the well-being and enhance the development of strong local communities within the Livingstone Shire.

“These groups and clubs can complete a project within Livingstone Shire that benefit residents and improve overall community wellbeing.

“In the past, these grants have gone towards projects like racing blocks for Emu Park Swimming Club, repairs to a barbeque area, a set of goal posts for the Barmaryee sporting fields and the re-roofing of a kitchen attached to The Caves Hall, just to name a few.”

Community Development Councillor Jan Kelly said a lot of these groups rely purely on local fundraising and grant money.

“Council is proud to be able to support these groups in their development, as they continue to build upon the strong community spirit that this Shire is well-known for,” Cr Kelly said.

“These community groups constantly work to make our community better place and we would love to see as many deserving groups apply for this next round as possible.

“Council would also like to thank sponsors Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon for their continuous support.”

The programme is open now until 25th October 2017 at 5pm.

Programme guidelines and application forms can be found on Livingstone Shire Council’s website at

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