Council approves $40k in community funding, rejects $75k

Football Maryborough was one of the successful applicants for the council's community grants with the club's money going towards a car park upgrade.
Football Maryborough was one of the successful applicants for the council's community grants with the club's money going towards a car park upgrade. Megan Pope

MORE than $40,000 has been given to community organisations across the Fraser Coast by the council.

Round One of the Fraser Coast Regional Council Community Grants Fund has been approved, and 17 groups will share $40,042 for events and projects.

On the other hand, there were also 21 unsuccessful applications, with a combined total of $75,322 worth of projects rejected.

Among the biggest winners were the Mount Bauple and District Historical Society and Football Maryborough, each receiving $5000.

Football Maryborough will put the money towards an upgrade to Federation Park carpark.

The historical society will use its grant for a walking trail taking in historical highpoints of Bauple, including plaques that identify the industrial, commercial and retail history of the area.

The reasons the unsuccessful applicants were rejected varied, however in many cases it was due to State Government funding being available for the specific projects involved.

Many sporting clubs, for instance, were advised they were better off to seek State Government Get in the Game funding.

Topics:  community groups fraser coast regional council

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