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A host of community groups and not-for-profit organisations are set to benefit after Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) endorsed Round One of community grant recipients for the 2022/23 financial year at this week’s Ordinary Meeting.
TRC Environment and Community Committee Portfolio Chair Councillor James O’Shea said the funds TRC had granted would allow many groups to upgrade facilities, purchase new equipment and benefit thousands of members and participants of these groups.
“In this first round of the 2022/23 program, 54 groups from across the Toowoomba Region will benefit with a total of just over $237,000 given back to our community.
“Groups such as the Millmerran Golf Club, Toowoomba Basketball Association, Oakey Soccer Club, Cambooya State School P&C, Haden Public Hall Inc, Crows Nest State School P&C, Highfields Pioneer Village, Pittsworth Leagues Club and Emu Creek Catchment Landcare Group will all benefit thanks to TRC.
“The Community Grants Program is designed to give back to our community and not-for-profit groups to allow them to run events, build capacity within their own organisations and fund projects that otherwise might not get off the ground,” Cr O’Shea said.
Round One of the 2022/23 program was also the first time groups were asked to use TRC’s new SmartyGrants online platform which was a success. “I’m delighted that all applicants were successfully able to use the newly implemented SmartyGrants software solution to submit their applications for funding.
“I thank TRC’s Community Development team for running a series of workshops and working with groups on this new way forward in applying for community grant support through TRC,” Cr O’Shea said.
For a full list of Round One 2022/23 Community Grant recipients click here.