A new parkrun group will be established in Proston thanks to a $3000 community grant from the South Burnett Regional Council (Photo: parkrun)

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

One-Off Sponsorships

  • 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


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