December 20, 2019
Applications for Toowoomba Regional Council’s next round of community grants will open earlier than normal on January 1.
Cr Geoff McDonald said community and not-for-profit groups were welcome to apply for funding to assist their project or event.
Applications must be lodged by February 3, 2020.
Cr McDonald said the regular application schedule had been brought forward to allow Council to review and finalise successful grant applications before the March 28, 2020 local government election.
He said the current funding program covered applications for the Sport and Recreation, Event Support, Community Support, Community Economic Development, Environment, Cultural and Arts Support and Sports Tourism grants.
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the Community Economic Development Grants would be capped at $5000 for each application, with a yearly limit of two grants per applicant.
Residents can call 13-18-72 to arrange a consultation with relevant staff from early January to arrange for help with tailoring grant proposals.
The competitive review process means not all projects can be fully funded.
The current grant round is expected to be presented for approval by Council at its February 2020 meeting.