Grants Network Night joins the dots for local community groups

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

Social:   
Kim Cummins, Kylie Gordon & Rochelle Gooch - Grants Night

Noosa Council’s fifth Grants, Network and Nibble Night is proving to be a successful springboard for local community groups who are jumping at the chance to secure funding through grants available by local businesses.

Held at The J recently, the Grants, Network and Nibble Night provided an engaging forum where community groups were able to speak to and engage with local businesses about the free grants and services they can access.

John Hartley, President of the Cooroy-Noosa Genealogocial & Historical Research Group, said this regular event is pivotal in bringing people of the shire together to access funding and services.

He has already set the wheels in motion for a collaboration between his group and the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, thanks to a meet and greet at the event and subsequent round-table brainstorm.

“I’m going to apply for an arts grant on behalf of the Group to do three video documentaries of six minutes each using photography and archives,” he said.

“The project will be displayed on the white walls of the Butter Factory as part of Heritage Month next year. This outcome is a direct result of talking to the Butter Factory as part of the Grants Night,” Mr Hartley said.

Community Development manager Alison Hamblin said her team at Council always enjoy holding the evening as it’s a great chance to catch up with local volunteers in an informal setting.

“More than 100 local community group representatives come along each time and we always receive great feedback from many of them about the format of the night.

“Each of the presenters have three minutes to speak about what they can offer, so it’s a very fast-paced and informative night,” she said.

Mr Hartley said the event also allowed locals to chat directly with those offering grants, and get ideas on what they need to do to apply.

“It’s not only a networking night in terms of grants, but it also allows people to feed ideas off each other. It’s important that those community groups can go and hear who are offering grants,” he said.

For more information about Grants, Network and Nibbles Nights, or Council grants in general visit www.noosa.qld.gov.au/funding-grants or phone (07) 5329 6437.

 
Noosa Council : View Full Profile
9 Pelican Street, Tewantin
07 5329 6500
Noosa Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Council awards Noosa Aquatic Centre work contracts 22 May 2019 | Noosa Council today appointed local company Ri-Con Contractors Pty Ltd to replace the roof and timber deck at Noosa Aquatic Centre (NAC). More information...
Council fires up landfill gas capture efforts 20 May 2019 | Noosa Council is adding lateral gas capture lines to the Eumundi-Noosa Road landfill to boost the amount of methane being collected and flared. More information...
Multi-million dollar pay down of council debt 17 May 2019 | In a red letter day for ratepayers, Council will use $10 million in cash reserves to pay off a significant portion of the debt it inherited at de-amalgamation. More information...
Council to test A-frame ban and other proposed signage changes 17 May 2019 | Council will soon seek feedback from residents and business owners on a new local law to manage advertising signage, to maintain the unique ‘look and feel’ and character of Noosa. More information...
Strong response to draft New Noosa Plan 16 May 2019 | With only days remaining for community input, Council has so far received close to 400 submissions regarding the draft New Noosa Plan. More information...
EOI for Peregian Beach Surf Club now open 13 May 2019 | The invitation for Expressions of Interest to occupy Level 1 of the Peregian Beach Surf Club is now open. More information...
Glossies in the spotlight on May 19 08 May 2019 | Noosa Council is calling on local residents to join this year’s Glossy-black Cockatoo Birding Day on Sunday, May 19 and help keep an eye on the vulnerable species. More information...
Council to seek feedback on draft Event Policy in May 09 May 2019 | Noosa Council is seeking the community’s input on a draft policy for the management of events on public land. More information...
Council to hold May 16 Ordinary Meeting at Cooran 07 May 2019 | Mayor Tony Wellington said holding the Ordinary Meeting in different parts of the shire offered residents who didn’t live near the Tewantin chambers the opportunity to experience a Council meeting. More information...
Council launches registration amnesty to combat spike in unregistered dogs 03 May 2019 | A Dog Registration Amnesty will run for the month of May to combat a rising number of unregistered dogs in the region. 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