NEW BEGINNINGS: Grant recipients with council and KBSC staff at the Keppel Bay Sailing Club.
NEW BEGINNINGS: Grant recipients with council and KBSC staff at the Keppel Bay Sailing Club. Contributed

$50k granted to local community groups groups in Livingstone

LIVINGSTONE Shire Council and Keppel Bay Sailing Club have handed out $50,000 to 15 community organisations for round one of the New Beginnings Community Grants Scheme.

Recipients received the good news at the sailing club last night and community development councillor Jan Kelly said a range of groups benefited from the grants.

"From shade sails at Cawarral Hall to lane ropes at the Marlborough swimming pool, repatriating the playing surface for the Yeppoon Australian Football Club to mattresses for the Capricorn Coast Girl Guides for their Kooyalee Outdoor Education Centre, this money will be put to great use across the community," Cr Kelly said.

"Hundreds of people throughout Livingstone Shire will benefit as a result of the 15 groups receiving funding and their success will have a flow-on effect to the wider community, businesses and the economy.

"Council is extremely pleased to partner with the Keppel Bay Sailing Club once again with this program and to be able to help many of our deserving local groups."

Sailing club manager Julie Strudwick said the club was extremely pleased to support the program.

"A lot of these clubs rely purely on local fundraising and grant money, so we are thrilled to be able to assist their development, which benefits the whole community," Ms Strudwick said.

new beginnings communityGrants were awarded to:

Capricorn Coast Netball Association - $3000

Yeppoon Australian Football Club - $5000

Guides Queensland (Kooyalee Outdoor Education Centre) - $2064

PCYC Yeppoon - $5000

4NAG - $1091

Marlborough Swimming Pool Club Inc - $3800

Yeppoon Recreation Youth Club Incorporated - $5000

Woodbury and District Sports Recreation Club - $5000

Keppel Sand Community Advancement League Inc - $957

Carinity Youth on Track - $4410

Cawarral School of Arts Association - $1752

Yeppoon Swimming Club Inc - $2996

Yeppoon Bridge Club Inc - $1000

Yeppoon Oztag Sporting Association - $3837.



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