More than $150,000 for community projects in latest Council grant round

Published: Comments:
Charity & Not For Profit Community Money & Finance Noosa Council

Social:   
A previous Community Grant helped provide equipment that has allowed the Noosa Men’s Shed to introduce a leatherworking initiative. Steve, pictured, puts the finishing touches on a leather belt.

Council has approved more than $150,000 for a wide range of community groups and projects.
 
The latest Community Grants round supports more than 20 recipients across four categories – programs, events, equipment and infrastructure.
 
Council’s Community Development Manager Alison Hamblin said an electric vehicle expo to encourage sustainable transport uptake was among the exciting projects given a boost.
 
“The expo by Zero Emissions Noosa (ZEN) will showcase the latest in electric transport technology. In addition to offering the community a great way to learn about hybrid and electric vehicles, the event features a community bike ride to encourage more people to try two-wheeled transport,” Ms Hamblin said.
 
A grant for Noosa Tennis Club will help it switch to LED lighting.
 
Social, cultural, sporting and environmental initiatives are all winners in this round.
 
Funding for the Anywhere Theatre Festival in May will see 65 local artists present 26 performances of 12 different works at locations across Noosa Shire.
 
“Noosa District Rugby League’s Legends of League program is set to receive a boost too. The initiative raises awareness about bullying and helps destigmatise mental health issues, while encouraging positive role modelling for young people,” Ms Hamblin said.
 
Other recipients include Queensland Koala Crusaders for its work caring for critically injured local wildlife, Pomona and District Horse and Pony Club to equip its clubhouse with solar power, plus Pomona Men’s Shed to help it cover the cost of extending its premises.
 
“A newly-funded project will bring young refugees to Noosa for short stays with host families. Its aim is to support cross-cultural understanding,” Ms Hamblin said.
 
Cash from this grant round will also be used to help the Coast Guard purchase three new Simrad Global Positioning Systems for their main rescue vessel, plus fund a study into two threatened frog species.
 
“Council is pleased to be able to fund a wide range of quality initiatives with this latest round of Community Grants,” Ms Hamblin said.
 
For information about applying for Council grants visit www.noosa.qld.gov.au/council-grants

 
Noosa Council : View Full Profile
9 Pelican Street, Tewantin
07 5329 6500
Noosa Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Noosa Council rate notices in the mail 15 January 2018 | Noosa ratepayers will receive their Noosa Council rate notices in the mail this week. Noosa Council encourages ratepayers to make their payment by the 16 February due date to take advantage of the 5% discount on... More information...
Three Council projects focus on Noosa River 12 January 2018 | Council is taking a holistic view of managing one of the Noosa Shire’s greatest assets – the Noosa River. More information...
Stay cool kids and get your art on 03 January 2018 | Noosa Regional Gallery is offering free art activities for kids every day during the school holidays plus low-cost workshops. More information...
Council seeks partners for Active Teens Program 03 January 2018 | Noosa Council is seeking expressions of interest from local organisations and businesses to deliver its new Active Teens Program after 180 teenagers took part in a survey to identify the types of activities they... More information...
Council encourages residents to apply for rebate on new appliance purchase 02 January 2018 | Council is encouraging residents to take advantage of a new Queensland Government rebate which sees households eligible for up to $300 rebate on the purchase of a new washing machine, fridge or air conditioner. More information...
Help Council put the bite on mozzies this summer 21 December 2017 | Residents can help Council give mozzies the flick this summer. Environmental Health Coordinator Geoff Atherfold said mosquitoes could breed almost anywhere that water collected, including backyards. More information...
Construction update for the Peregian Beach Digital Hub 14 December 2017 | The construction of the Digital Hub at Peregian Beach is almost complete, paving the way for the fit-out and the finalisation of tenancy arrangements. More information...
Avoid parking hassles with Council's Free Holiday Buses 15 December 2017 | Council's Free Holiday Buses will hit the streets from Boxing Day to help locals and visitors get around easily this festive season. More information...
Transport in focus over holidays 15 December 2017 | The Shire's new Transport Strategy continues to be a major focus of Council. A recent workshop saw expert consultants working with Councillors and senior staff to delve into topics such as parking management and... More information...
Chance to comment on new planning scheme next year 13 December 2017 | Council will ask residents to comment on Noosa’s draft planning scheme, including provisions for Noosa Junction and other precincts, towards the end of next year. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service