Council announces recipients of community grants
AT THE October council meeting councillor Danita Potter announced the successful applicants for round one of the Community Grants Program.
Since the process closed on September 30, Cr Potter said they had received 57 applications with a total of asking price of $93,555.35.
After deliberating over the applications, she said 46 were successful and a total of $71,960.85 would be given out to the varying South Burnett organisations.
The highest amount of money awarded to an organisation was $3,000 with Blackbutt RSL Sub-Branch, Nanango RSL Sub-Branch, Murgon Police, South Burnett Junior Rugby League, Kingaroy Junior Cricket Association and Murgon Cricket Club all receiving this amount.
South Burnett Community Orchestra and the Noosa Film Academy were also awarded $3,000 each in round one of the community grants.
Murgon Cricket Club president Bryce Edwards said he was thrilled to have been awarded some funding for the local club to assist with the installation of a new pitch.
“It’s definitely a wonderful program that the council run,” Mr Edwards said.
“We are always excited when we receive some funding so we can improve the grounds for our members.
“We currently have three turf fields at Murgon.
“At the moment we are in the process of installing a fourth field that will have a synthetic pitch.
“This means we will be able to look into hosting representing carnivals for the juniors at our home ground,” he said.
Some other organisations that received a significant amount of funding was the Kumbia and District Golf Club with $2,558.80 and $2,544.90 was awarded to the South Burnett Branch Little Athletics club.
Tablelands Hall Association, Mondure Hall Committee, Booie Hall, Farmers Hall Inverlaw and Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum were all awarded $1,000 to contribute to their hall insurance.