12 June: Scenic Rim Regional Council is continuing its support for organisations and events which add value to the community, allocating $195,000 for its Community Grants Program in 2019-20.
Scenic Rim Regional Council is continuing its support for organisations and events which add value to the community, allocating $195,000 for its Community Grants Program in 2019-20.
Mayor Greg Christensen said service, sporting, environmental, cultural, youth and welfare organisations which rely mainly on volunteers are vital threads in the social fabric of communities and deserving of Council's ongoing financial support.
"Events which bring people together, and volunteer organisations which are the backbone of our towns and villages, play an important role in helping Council to achieve its shared Community Plan vision for healthy, engaged and resourceful communities throughout the Scenic Rim region," he said.
"Most of these organisations rely on volunteers who give so generously of their time and devote much of their energy to fundraising activities to make a difference to their communities," he said.
As well as providing financial assistance to community groups, Council also provides in-kind support for the staging of events through free venue hire, the supply of shade structures and additional waste bins as required.
"Our Community Grants Program provides a major boost for local projects and activities which celebrate the Scenic Rim's relaxed living and rural lifestyle, another key theme of the shared Community Plan vision for the region," Cr Christensen said
"It also supports the work of organisations which contribute to the creative life of our communities and make the Scenic Rim such a great place to live."