Fifteen Western Downs community groups have secured support to deliver initiatives in the region as part of the Council’s Grants and Funding programs.

Council has allocated the first competitive round of the 2020/2021 financial year’s grants program. The funding covers three areas including community projects, regional arts and culture, and local events.

A spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said the grants programs would provide local community groups with a head-start in delivering essential services and experiences to the region. “Our local community groups are the lifeblood of our region, and to be able to support them to be able to create vibrant spaces and experiences in our towns is so important,” Cr Maguire said.

“As we continue to experience the effects of the COVID19 pandemic, it’s even more important to give our community groups the support they need to continue operating in the region and it’s so great to see so many groups continuing to improve and expand for the good of our residents. As part of this round of grants, fifteen different community groups have been able to be supported, ranging from installing gazebos to constructing a mobile grandstand,” she said.

Western Downs Regional Council has supported the following local groups:

Bell Art Group Inc

Chinchilla Bowls Club Inc

Chinchilla Race Club Inc

Dalby and District Pony and Hack Club

Drillham Hall and Recreation Committee Inc

Football Dalby Inc

• Jandowae and District Progress and Heritage Association Inc

Jandowae Lighthorse Troop (auspices by Jandowae RSL Sub Branch)

Lions Club of Chinchilla Inc

Miles and District Historical Society

Pelican Hall Association Inc

Pioneer Park Museum

Wandoan Housing Associations Inc

Wandoan RSL Sub-branch

• Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition (auspiced by Gallery 107@Dalby)

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