Cr Law - COVID-19 Community Grants
  • Wednesday 01 July 2020

COVID-19 Community Grants

Congratulations to all the first round of successful recipients who applied for the COVID-19 Community Response Grants. A record 351 applications were received from across the Coast following the announcement of the new grants, which were activated in May under council’s COVID-19 Community Relief Plan.

Locally, I’m really pleased to see many not-for-profit groups receive a helping hand. They include Woombye Community & Business Association, Woombye Snakes Football Club, Nambour & Districts Netball Association and Nambour & Hinterland Australian Football Club for operational support and an upgrade to their facilities.

Petrie Park Craft Association will receive more than $3000 to secure underneath their facility. Yandina School of Arts will use nearly $6000 for a restoration project while Sunshine Coast PCYC will receive nearly $10,000 to refurbish their reception area.

Other groups to benefit from this round include Nambour Bowls Club, Nambour Croquet Club, Lind Lane Theatre, Nambour Rugby League Club, Yandina & District Historical Society, Yandina Community Gardens and Yandina Cricket Club. Well done again to all groups, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for Council’s next round of Major Grants, which open mid-July.

Community spirit is the heart of Division 10

Council delivered its $782 million budget last week, and highlights include a $1 million upgrade to the Nambour Aquatic Centre, progression of the Eumundi Town Centre Placemaking project and $75,000 to upgrade the Yandina Cricket Club Clubhouse roof.

The Nambour Aquatic Centre upgrade will benefit both young and old, from mums and bubs classes to seniors connecting with others during their weekly exercise lessons.

Good news for musos

For all the buskers out there, council has decided to waive the permit fee for 2020/21 so you can busk free of charge (while maintaining COVID-19 social distancing and hygiene). It really will be great to see the streets come alive with music again.

Phone: 0437 825 569

Email: david.law@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au