FINGERS POISED: Landcare’s Alby Wooler, pictured with Livingstone Shire Councillor Jan Kelly, is thrilled to have purchased a new computer and software with grant funds from LSC.
FINGERS POISED: Landcare’s Alby Wooler, pictured with Livingstone Shire Councillor Jan Kelly, is thrilled to have purchased a new computer and software with grant funds from LSC. Trish Bowman

Capricorn Coast Landcare among grant winners

From The Capricorn Coast Mirror

 

THE Capricorn Coast Landcare Group was one of 14 successful applicants in the first round of funding for the inaugural Livingstone Shire Council's Community Grants Funding Scheme which closed in March.

Councillor Jan Kelly, who holds the Community Development and Support portfolio, said the Landcare Group had purchased a much-needed desktop computer with word processing software with the $1200 grant.

"The acquisition will allow this community group to administer and promote healthy environmental activities that will help clean up our coastal environment and provide education and assistance to our community," Cr Kelly said.

"These small grants are provided to community groups who require small grants that are not covered by other grants and need to be put to use to benefit the community."

In other exciting news for future Community Grants funding, Cr Kelly said Livingstone Shire Council had successfully negotiated a partnership with Keppel Bay Sailing Club, which will match the council's budget of $25,000 each six months to the same value. "This partnership will provide a total of $50,000 each six months which will be distributed between the successful applicants," Cr Kelly said.

"The partnership between Livingstone and the sailing club is innovative in local government in Queensland and demonstrates how our council is prepared to look at different ways to bring benefits to our communities."

The Livingstone Community Grants Scheme Round 2 opens on August 4 and closes on September 8 and the council will be making available information sheets to help community groups complete the necessary application forms.

Interested organisations are invited to attend information and education sessions that will provide information about Round 2 funding and give essential tips on how to prepare a good grant submission.

Community grant information and education sessions will be held:

Thursday, July 24, 6-7.30pm, Room B Community Centre, John St, Yeppoon

Monday, July 28, 10am-12.30pm, Emu Park Cultural Hall

To book, contact the Community Centre on 4913 3840.



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