Local organisations and sporting groups will receive a helping hand as Bundaberg Regional Council continues to enhance its commitment to community services as part of the 2023-24 budget.
In the new financial year Council will provide $425,000 for groups eligible for local funding programs.
Community Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said the dollar figure would extend across grants including Community Grants, Micro Grants, Partnerships and Sponsorships Grants and Major Event Grants, along with other support.
“This year, Council will be taking an entrepreneurial approach to the Partnerships and Sponsorships program by supporting organisations through the delivery of significant projects or events which will benefit the region,” Cr McPhee said.
“Major Event funding will bring significant large-scale events to the region, usually on a contractual basis for multiple years.”
Community Services program continues support
Cr McPhee said local organisations which made positive contributions to the quality of life in the Bundaberg Region would also be provided with much-needed assistance.
The 2023-24 budget includes a grants program which allows local, eligible organisations to share in $110,000 of funding.
“Community and micro grants will continue to be available to assist eligible clubs and not-for-profit organisations with the costs for delivering projects and events for the local community,” she said.
“There are countless examples of fantastic ways this funding has been utilised over the years and I would strongly encourage local organisations and groups to learn more about the program and how it might be able to support their initiatives.
“Providing this support is important to Council as it not only fosters great relationships with our local groups, but it also assists them in delivering valuable services to our residents which, in turn, makes for a much healthier, happier and connected community.”
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