- Wednesday 09 June 2021
Sunshine Coast Council’s most recent Major Grants have awarded more than $930,000 among 112 volunteer groups to support projects which will provide community benefit well into the future. Congratulations to the Belli Community Hall Association Inc. who received $9,780 to install a solar power system, plus Kenilworth Arts Council Inc who received $9,357 to help renovate their kitchen. Council’s Community Grants Program provides support to not-for-profit community groups for one-off projects, events and activities that benefit the Sunshine Coast community. The next round of Major Grants will open on 19 July.
Thank you, volunteers
National Volunteer Week was held recently, and I’d like to personally pass on my sincere thanks to all the dedicated volunteers and community groups in in and around Kenilworth. It takes a village and your efforts are truly appreciated.
Out and about
On Tuesday 25 May I attended the Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce AGM. It was a well-supported event and congratulations to the new committee who will be supporting the business community for the coming year.
Thank you to everyone who attended my councillor drop-in session and free tree giveaway recently. It was wonderful to meet the local residents and share trees to plant on their property. Stay tuned for some more exciting news regarding an avenue of trees to line the entrance of Kenilworth.
Support for businesses
Did you know as a business you can now trade, exchange or sell your unwanted waste with the ASPIRE program, reducing waste disposal costs and the amount of waste sent to landfill. ASPIRE is a free online business to business tool for businesses up to 100 staff who need to list unwanted waste streams and be connected to businesses who can use this input as a reuse. Council has invested in a license for our local business community to have access to this great circular economy, business-to-business platform. For more information visit council’s website.