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Grants workshops held as Oz Day events applications open

4 November 2019

Fraser Coast community groups and organisations wanting to learn more about how to apply for Council grants are encouraged to attend free workshops in Maryborough and Hervey Bay next week.

The workshops come as applications opened today for Council’s Australia Day Events grants.

Deputy Mayor Darren Everard said leading governance expert Leisa Donlan was facilitating the two grants workshops next Monday and Tuesday night.

“The workshops are designed to provide professional development to volunteers, to help increase awareness of available grant applications, to provide tips on budgeting as well as advice on how to plan and write a successful grant application,” he said.

The Maryborough workshop is on Monday 11 November at the Carriers Arms Hotel from 6pm to 9pm. RSVP at or via Eventbrite.

The Hervey Bay workshop is on Tuesday 12 November at the Beach House Hotel from 6pm to 9pm. RSVP at or via Eventbrite.

Cr Everard said the workshops were timely with Council’s Australia Day Events grants opening today.

“Council’s grants schemes offer a range of opportunities for groups to apply for funding for projects, activities and events that help ensure we have a vibrant community focussed on cultural diversity and community participation,” he said.

“There were a range of free family activities held across the Fraser Coast on Australia Day this year including historical demonstrations, community barbecues and vintage car displays, and we encourage local groups to apply now for grants for events being held on 26 January 2020.”

Grants of up to $1500 per application are available which can be provided as a cash contribution, through in-kind Council services or a combination of the two, with applications due in by 1 December.

Council’s Community Event Support team is available to assist local groups develop and submit event applications.

More information, including program guidelines and examples of eligible projects and activities under the grant programs, are available on Council’s website at and applications can be submitted via