TRC Environment and Community Committee chair Cr Geoff McDonald said community and not-for-profit groups have until August 1st to apply for round 1 of community grant applications.
Cr McDonald said the current funding program covered applications for the Sport and Recreation, Event Support, Community Support, Community Economic Development, Environment, Cultural and Arts Support and Sports Tourism grants.
“This is the first round of community grants funding for the financial year. The next funding round will open on February 1st and close March 1st 2019.
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said the Community Economic Development Grants would be capped at $5000 for each application, with a yearly limit of two grants per applicant.
“Council is determined to support our Chambers of Commerce, Progress Associations and other not-for-profit groups who meet the selection criteria for the economic grants,” Mayor Antonio said.
“This funding is aimed at building the capacity of regional groups who are delivering specific programs to attract or boost employment or who are undertaking projects in their towns and districts.
“Council envisages that these grants will support the implementation of the Toowoomba Region Economic Development Strategy and township economic development plans like the Community Growth Action Plans.”
More information about each grant category can be viewed at www.tr.qld.gov.au/grants
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