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Community grants workshops provide free information

Lynda Murdoch, Vivien Pitt and Melissa Avery at the Bundaberg Toy Library. The organisation has attended multiple community grants workshops which has helped gain funding for new toys.

Upcoming grants workshops are set to provide not-for-profit organisations with information on how to successfully apply for funding in the region.

The free Bundaberg Regional Council sessions will be held in Gin Gin, Childers and Bundaberg next week.

Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said the Council Community Grants workshops would feature a range of resources and information to make the application process simple.

“If you are an organisation looking to find out what type of grants are available to you and how to apply, then this workshop will tell you all you need to know,” she said.

“Council’s Community Development Unit will deliver a series of free grants workshop so you can learn more about eligibility, levels of funding, understanding the selection criteria and more.

“This is a great opportunity to get all of the important details in the one place.”

The team at the Bundaberg Toy Library have previously attended the workshops and have since successfully gained funding through the Council's Partnerships and Sponsorships program.

The library provides toys and resources for families and people with disabilities, with items loaned out for four weeks at a time.

“I have attended two grants’ workshops in the past and I think they are a great way to get to know all about the requirements for the application process,” Bundaberg Toy Library’s Melissa Avery said.

“We have been successful in receiving funding in the past and have just received more funding this year for toy resources and an upcoming play date event.”

Workshop details:

  • Gin Gin, Monday 24 May, from 9.30am to11.30am, Gin Gin Community Hub – H.H Innes Meeting room, 4 Dear Street
  • Childers, Tuesday 25 May, 9.30am to 11.30am, Isis Cultural Centre – Supper room, 49 Churchill Street
  • Bundaberg, Wednesday 26 May, 9.30am to 11.30am, Civic Centre Supper Room, 190 Bourbong Street

Bookings are essential for catering and handout packs.

RSVP to the Community Development Unit on 4130 4150 or email comdev@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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