A young billycart enthusiast will have more reason to smile with council cash on the way
A young billycart enthusiast will have more reason to smile with council cash on the way Contributed

Community grants revealed

BILLY carts have received council backing through the Community Grants Scheme, while the careers expo is among the applications to miss out.

The council approved the list of all successful and unsuccessful applicants to the scheme this week, revealing that over $75,000 has been earmarked for community projects and events from Bauple to Burrum Heads.

A total of 32 applicants were successful or partially successful, with the highest grant being $5000 and the lowest $500.

Events include $3150 for the Bauple Billy Cart Derby and a number of family fishing competitions.

There were 22 unsuccessful parties whose rejected applications totalled $86,000.

Councillor Barb Hovard said she would "love it if council could give funds to everyone, but unfortunately we just can't".

Cr Gerard O'Connell was particularly disappointed that the Careers and Jobs Expo failed to attract $3000 in funding.

Mayor Mick Kruger wondered if the unlucky applicants had been informed as to why their applications were turned down, which the officer in charge of the report said was the case.

A number of organisations had more than one application, leading to some appearing in both lists.


Bauple Community Shed

Burrum District Little Athletics

Fraser Coast Tennis Assoc.

Hervey Bay Council for the Arts

Hervey Bay Historical Society

Maryborough Darts Assoc.

QCWA Tiaro

Maryborough Riding for the Disabled

Toogoom & District Community Assoc.

War Widows Guild - Hervey Bay Sub-branch

Wide Bay Hospitals Museum Society

Black Marques Motor Racing Club

Burrum District Miners Junior RL

Burrum Recreation Reserve

Coast Guard Sandy Straits

Fraser Coast - Hervey Bay Probus Club

Glenwood Progress Assoc.

Granville State School

Hervey Bay Tennis Assoc.

Hervey Bay Gem and Mineral Club

Hervey Bay Square Dance Club

Hervey Bay Touch Assoc.

Hervey Bay Triathlon Club

Maryborough Bowls Club

Maryborough Horse Drawn Vehicle Club

Munna Creek Hall & Recreation Society

Sunshine State Classic Country Music Assoc.

Tiaro & District Sports Club

Poona Community Progress Assoc.



Booral Community Assoc.

Burrum District Miners Junior RL

Hervey Bay Oztag Assoc.

Maryborough Bowls Club

Maryborough Chamber of Commerce

Maryborough Computer Users Group

Maryborough Special School P&C Assoc.

National Trust of Qld

Point Lookout Croquet Club

Poona Community Progress Assoc.

Sunshine Coast Family Contact Centre Assoc.

Transformations by the Bay

Transition Town Hervey Bay

Forget Me Not Children's Home

Community Connect Fraser Coast

Continence Foundation of Australia

Filipino-Australian Teachers Assoc.

Maryborough Gliding Club

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Australia