Cr James O’Shea (Photo: Facebook)

February 2, 2022

Applications are now open for Toowoomba Regional Council’s next round of community grants.

Cr James O’Shea said community and not-for-profit groups were invited to apply for funding to assist their project or event.

Applications must be lodged by March 1.

Cr O’Shea said the current funding program covered applications for Sport and Recreation, Event Support, Community Support, Community Economic Development, Environment, Cultural and Arts Support and Sports Tourism grants.

He said revised eligibility criteria for the Sport and Recreation grant program meant groups that had small projects that required smaller contributions could now access the program.

Mayor Paul Antonio said Community Economic Development grants up to $5000 (or in some cases, up to $10,000 per applicant, with matched funding) were available to help community organisations deliver programs designed to benefit local businesses and the broader area.

“Council is determined to support our Chambers of Commerce, Progress Associations and other not-for-profit groups who meet the selection criteria to deliver programs and job-creating projects that will benefit local businesses, particularly as our businesses continue to recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic,” Mayor Antonio said.

“This funding is aimed specifically at empowering local organisations to deliver the types of projects that they know will support economic growth and opportunities in their own communities.”

Cr O’Shea said residents could call 13-18-72 to book a consultation with relevant staff to arrange for help with tailoring grant proposals.

  • More information about each grant category is available online


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