Funding available for Australia Day & Women’s Week Community Events!  

Gladstone Regional Council is ensuring the region’s smaller townships are not forgotten when the time to celebrate Australia Day 2019 arrives.  

Each year Council offers funds to regional not-for-profit community groups to host a local event that complements Council’s major Australia Day celebrations which, in 2019, will be hosted at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. 

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the program also enabled regional centres to celebrate the nation’s day in a manner which reflected each townships’ community. Funding assistance is provided via the Council’s Community Donations Program – Category 3 Regional Events Support – Australia Day. Applicants will be assessed according to criteria outlined in Council’s Donations to Community Organisations Policy. The Community Donations application form and policy guidelines are available on the Council’s website. 

Applications are encouraged up to 5pm on November 30.  

Queensland State Government Grants are also available to help QLD Women’s Week take off again in 2019. Organisations are invited to apply for up their share of $150,000 worth of grants to help host events, projects and other activities that inspire Queensland communities to respect women, embrace gender equality and promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls. Minister for Women, Di Farmer, said community organisations could apply for grants of up to $3000 to hold celebrations during the week, acknowledging the achievements of women and girls. 

Queensland Women’s Week will run from 2-10 March 2019. Grants are available to eligible applicants, which include not-for-profit groups, local government entities, and Parents & Citizens Associations. Applications for the grants close at 5pm on Sunday 11 November 2018. For more information about Queensland Women’s Week and the grants process visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/womensweek