Cr Law - Major grants boost local projects
  • Wednesday 03 June 2020

Major grants boost local projects

Last week Council endorsed the recommended recipients of its Major Grants Program, which will give a boost to 80 local projects with $515,000 of community grant funding. I’m really pleased to see many groups within Division 10 receive a helping hand to progress their projects, including the Nambour Men’s Shed.

Nambour Men’s Shed will receive just over $6000 to upgrade facilities with the installation of a solar roof ventilator and air conditioning unit.

They have more than 70 members and this upgrade will really help the shed be more comfortable in the extremes of weather, either hot or cold. The Men’s Shed provides connectivity and friendship which is an important part of life for the members. Well done to Rick Reedman, Colin Webb and all the team for the great work they do.

Council’s Major Community Grants Program supports local communities across seven categories. This round of funding included: $119,572 for community development; $68,425 for community events; $231,222 for community facilities; $25,500 for cultural development; $3,741 for cultural heritage; $11,000 for economic development; and $56,364 for sport, recreation and healthy living.

Applications for the next round open on 13 July. For more information visit

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