Local community groups to benefit from SDRC funding
Posted: April 2, 2012
42 Community organisations have been awarded grants from the latest funding round of the Southern Downs Regional Council General Grants Program.
Round 2 for 2011/2012, which opened on January 23 and closed February 17, was well received by the community, with 44 community organisations submitting applications under one or more general grant categories.
Mayor Ron Bellingham said he was pleased to support community groups which do essential work to make the Southern Downs a great place to live.
“These groups, mostly run by volunteers, are the lifeblood of our community, so it’s with great pleasure that Council is able to assist them with some funding,” Cr Bellingham said.
As some of the general grant categories have conditions of approval, it is important that community organisations ensure they comply with the conditions and submit any required documentation as soon as possible to ensure payment of their approved grant within the current financial year.
Funding under the General Grants program is offered in two rounds each financial year, and Round 1 for 2012/2013 will open for applications in August.
The application form, information sheet and policy are available from Council’s website www.southerndowns.qld.gov.au. Go to ‘About Council’ and click on ‘Grants and Funding’.
General grants cover four categories including fee relief for certain statutory Council fees (up to $1000), fee relief for Council garbage disposal fees for garbage produced at an event conducted by a community group (up to $500), Monetary Donation - sponsorship (up to $150) and Monetary Donation - Capital project (up to $500).
Successful applicants from Round 2
The following 42 community organisations were successful in their applications for a general grant under Round 2 of 2011/2012:
Allora & District Historical Society Inc
Allora Medical Support Group Inc
Allora Senior Citizens Club Inc
Allstars Skipping Inc
Border Ranges Amateur Radio Club Inc
Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group Inc
Football Stanthorpe Inc
Granite Belt Support Services Inc
Granite Belt Wildlife Carers Inc
Junabee Memorial Hall Association Inc
Kids Korner Child Care Centre
Killarney & District Hack & Pony Club Inc
Killarney & District Senior Citizens Inc
Killarney Area Promotions Association Inc
Killarney Sub Branch R.S.L.
Lions Club of Stanthorpe Inc
Maryvale School of Arts Inc
National Seniors Australia – Stanthorpe Branch Inc
Probus Club of Stanthorpe Inc
QCWA Branch of Stanthorpe
Queensland Recreational Aircraft Association Inc
Rotary Club of Stanthorpe Inc
Stanthorpe & District Sporting Car Club Inc
Stanthorpe City Soccer Club Inc
Stanthorpe District Chamber of Commerce Inc
Stanthorpe Junior Rugby League Inc
Stanthorpe Pottery Club Inc
Warwick & District Country Music Association Inc
Warwick & District Lapidary Club Inc
Warwick & District Tennis Association Inc
Warwick Aero Modellers Inc
Warwick A.F.C. Inc (Redbacks)
Warwick Animal Welfare Association Inc
Warwick Bowls Club Inc
Warwick Gliding Club
Warwick Men’s Shed Inc
Warwick Pistol Club Inc
Warwick Polocrosse Club Inc
Warwick Senior Citizens Welfare Association Inc
Warwick Swimming Club Inc
Yangan Tennis Club Inc
YMCA of Stanthorpe Inc