Council grants community groups’ wishes

2020-06-17T00:00:00

Ten community groups in the Lockyer Valley will share in more than $29,000 through Round Three of the 2019/20 Community Grants Program.

Council today approved the funding, which will be distributed across the Lockyer Valley to support community groups to purchase items such as marquees, irrigation equipment and portable sound equipment.

Lockyer Valley Mayor Cr Tanya Milligan said this was a great outcome for the clubs that had been supported in this round.

"Now more than ever these community groups will benefit from a leg-up which will allow them to bounce back from the challenges of COVID-19," she said.

"During Round Three we focussed on groups that would utilise grant funding for the purchase of event equipment and I know we have a wide range of deserving clubs in the mix."

"Rather than a hand-out, this is an investment towards sustainability for these community groups which are part of the lifeblood of our community," Mayor Milligan said.

Council has supported a wide range of community groups reach their goals with $99,969 in grant funding being distributed during the 2019/20 financial year.

Recipients of the latest round include:

  • Gatton District Historical Society - Event marquee - $3700
  • Gatton Lapidary Club - Event Equipment - $3121
  • Gatton Swimming Club - Replacement of Meet Timing Equipment - $3700
  • Hatton Vale Community Uniting Church - Air conditioning unit - $3700
  • Lake Clarendon State School P&C - Chilled Water Station - $2250
  • Lockyer Equestrian Group - Portable Shade Structures - $2050
  • Lockyer Valley Community Activities Shed - Office Equipment - $2300
  • Mulgowie Public Hall Association - Portable Sound - $1205
  • Weight Support Group Laidley - 21st Century Update - $3304
  • Withcott Football Club - Field irrigation - $3700.

Further information about Council's Community Grants and Funding can be found at https://www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au/grants-and-funding

Page reviewed: 17 Jun 2020 3:45pm