Recipients of Community Assistance Program announced

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Rockhampton Regional Council today allocated approximately $47,000 in funding across seven successful applications for the Community Assistance Program (CAP).

Communities Councillor Drew Wickerson said it gave him a lot of pleasure to announce the recipients of the first round of CAP funding for the financial year.

“This funding program is all about supporting events and projects that really bring benefits to our community, and the successful applications this round will do just that,” said Cr Wickerson.

“In this round of funding we’ll see $15,000 go to the Rockhampton Bowls Club to renovate their upstairs function area.

“As well as $15,000 which will go toward the Crompton Park Hack & Pony Club to rebuild their canteen.

“Funding is also going toward a revamp of the playground at the Gundanoo Imbabee Community Childcare Centre, delivery of Challenge the Mountain’s virtual 2020 event, a facelift for the visitor signage at Mount Morgan Railway, and library resources and games for Waraburra State School, as well as in-kind support for the CQ Special Children’s Christmas Party.

“It is fantastic to be able to support these great projects through this funding program.

“Last financial year Council was able to support 58 local organisations to deliver 63 projects over three funding rounds, seeing more than $340,000 of funding support provided to community groups across the region.”

Applications for the second round of the 2020-2021 Community Assistance Program will open on 14 September.

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