April 14, 2021
South Burnett Regional Council will distribute $61,337 to 32 community groups in the latest round of its twice-a-year community grants program.
The money will fund everything from festivals, security cameras and community hall insurance premiums to a new parkrun group in Proston and a stand-up comedy workshop in Nanango.
The successful applicants were announced at Wednesday’s Community standing committee meeting.
Communities portfolio chair Cr Danita Potter said the latest round had attracted 43 applications requesting a total of $99,215.
All applications were read by an assessment panel, and roughly one-quarter had to be turned down due to errors in the application or insufficient funds in Council’s grants pool.
The successful applicants in the February round were:
Community Hall Insurance
- Durong Community Hall – $1000
- Queensland Dairy Heritage Museum – $1000
- Kumbia Memorial School Of The Arts – $1000
Community Events Sponsorships
- South Burnett Endurance Riders – $2500
- Murgon Junior Rugby League – $3000
- South Burnett Mountain Bike Club – $2000
- South Burnett Relay For Life – $2000
- Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival – $3000
- South Burnett Reserve Forces Day 2021 – $750
Healthy Communities Sponsorship
- South Burnett Western Performance Club (come & try/open days)- $600
- National Council Of Women Of Queensland (South Burnett Bursary) – $1000
- Nanango Lions Club (hospital beds) – $3000
- South Burnett Sub-Chamber (Sub-Chamber finals) – $1600
- Murgon Men’s Shed (building maintenance and security) – $1200
- South Burnett Pantry – $650
- Wooroolin Hall Committee (ceiling repairs) – $3000
- Eva’s Place (project establishment) – $2629
- Bunya Mountains Community Association (equipment) – $3000
- Proston Qld (Proston parkrun) – $3000
- Mondure District Rural Fire Brigade (rainwater tank) – $2000
- Kingaroy Vintage Machinery Club (old hospital canteen building) – $3000
- Proston Scout Group (air conditioning and new stove) – $2200
- Taabinga State School P&C (secure storage area) – $693
- St John’s Lutheran Kindergarten (artist-in-residence program) – $2500
- Wondai Country Club (security cameras) – $3000
- Nanango Men’s Shed (computer) – $2865
- Barambah Beekeepers (website development) – $1000
School Awards Sponsorship
- St Mary’s Catholic College – $300
Regional Arts Development Fund
- Kirstie Barganquast (silversmithing workshop) – $2560
- Robyn Dower (regional arts forum) – $340
- Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery (winter craft festival) – $1950
- Nanango Theatre Company (stand-up comedy workshop) – $3000
The second – and final – Community Grants round for 2021 will open on Monday, August 2, and close on Friday, August 27.
Successful applicants in that round are expected to be announced by mid-October.
Information about the SBRC’s Community Grants programs and application forms are available on the Council’s website