147 community organisations will share in more than $45,000 as part of the Community Support Micro Grants program

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has been able to assist 147 community organisations throughout the Region by providing more than $45,000 as part of the Community Support Micro Grants program.

As part of its pandemic response (stage one), TRC Environment and Community Committee Chair James O’Shea said Council was able to help local groups get through this difficult period by offering a one-off round of Micro Grants to not-for-profit organisations.

“The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our community and added a new set of challenges for groups trying to adapt to a new normal,” he said.

“Our community organisations would usually rely on annual fundraising activities but this has been limited due to the cancellation of events and gatherings of groups.

“To help these groups through these uncertain times Council made a decision to use unspent funds from the Community Grants Programs in 2019/20 financial year and put them towards this program which gave groups a chance to apply for funding up to the amount of $499.

“Council received an overwhelming response with 216 applications being submitted for a total of $45,547.85 in available funds.

“Of those, 147 applications were approved for funding for eligible items/projects such as purchasing Skype memberships and new sporting equipment for sporting groups.

“The Skype memberships has allowed the groups’ committee members to stay in touch and hold important meetings that will assist with immediate and future planning to ensure the groups’ longevity.

“Another grant was used to fix the deteriorating guttering on the ‘Feed Shed’ at the Toowoomba Riding for Disabled club grounds. The roof area of the Feed Shed is used for the collection of rainwater that is the only water supply for watering horses at the club grounds.

“Many groups also chose to purchase hygiene and sanitising products which will assist in providing a safe community space for the future months ahead as social distancing restrictions begin to ease.

“It’s great Council has been able to help these not-for-profit groups as they provide many benefits to our community such as providing meeting spaces for community events and small group interaction and support for members of our community who need a helping hand.

“These groups play an integral role in providing a space for locals to come together and share interests and support one another.”

Recipients who received full or partial funding approval include:

  • 11th Light Horse Darling Downs Troop Inc.
  • Alford Park Tennis Club Inc.
  • Base Services Inc.
  • Beauaraba Living – BLA Op Shop t/as The Pittsworth District Hospital Friendly Society Ltd
  • Bowenville Memorial Hall Association Inc.
  • Butterfly Hands Inc.
  • Cambooya Landcare Association Inc.
  • Cambooya Public Hall Association Inc.
  • Canvas Coworking Inc.
  • Cecil Plains Golf Club Inc.
  • Clifton Co-operative Hospital Ltd
  • Clifton Dabblers Inc.
  • Clifton Golf Club Inc.
  • Clifton Landcare Group Inc.
  • Closer to the Clouds Inc. - t/as High Country Hamlets
  • Coolaroo Football Club Inc.
  • Crows Nest & District Bowls Club Inc.
  • Crows Nest and District Pony Club Inc.
  • Crows Nest Community Arts and Craft Inc.
  • Crows Nest District Tourist and Progress Association Inc.
  • Crows Nest Historical Society Inc.
  • Crows Nest Tennis Club Inc.
  • Darling Downs Athletics Inc.
  • Darling Downs Cycling Club Inc.
  • Darling Downs Environment Council Inc.
  • Darling Downs Historical Rail Society Ltd.
  • Darling Downs Potters' Club Ltd.
  • Darling Downs Rugby Referees Association Inc.
  • Darling Downs Show Jumping Club Inc.
  • Darling Downs Western Dressage Inc.
  • Downs Industry Schools Co-operation Inc.
  • Drayton Bowls Club Inc.
  • Emerge Toowoomba Inc.
  • Emu Creek Catchment Landcare Group Inc.
  • Filipino-Australian Business, Industry and Communities Council of QLD Inc.
  • Flexi School Ltd
  • Football Queensland South West Ltd
  • Girl Guides Australia QLD Inc. - Kanyana Harristown Girl Guides
  • Goombungee Public Hall Inc.
  • Goombungee-Haden Agricultural, Horticultural & Pastoral Society Inc.
  • Gowrie Little Plain Community Centre Inc.
  • Gowrie Little Plain Tennis Club - under the auspice of Gowrie Little Plain Community Centre Inc.
  • Greenmount Returned Soldiers Memorial Hall Inc.
  • High Altitude Harmony
  • Highfields and District Senior Rugby League Club Inc.
  • Highfields Football Club Inc.
  • Highfields Regional Touch Football Club Inc.
  • Hillside Indoor Bowls Club - auspiced by Lions Club Of Millmerran Inc.
  • Irongate Memorial School of Arts Inc.
  • Kingsthorpe & District Progress Assoc. Inc.
  • Life Saving Support Services Downs Little Lifeguard Club - auspiced by Royal Life Saving Society QLD Inc.
  • Lions Club of Crows Nest Inc.
  • Maclagan Memorial Hall Association Inc.
  • Millmerran & District Junior Rugby League Club Inc.
  • Millmerran Commerce & Progress Inc.
  • Millmerran Men's Shed Inc.
  • National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Ltd. - Royal Bull's Head Inn
  • North Toowoomba Bowls Club Inc.
  • Northern Brothers Diggers Cricket Club Inc.
  • Oakey Agricultural, Pastoral & Rodeo Society Inc.
  • Oakey Historical Museum Society Inc.
  • Oakey Junior Cricket Club Inc.
  • Oakey Senior Rugby League Football Club Inc.
  • Oakey Soccer Club Inc.
  • Peaceful Humans Inc.
  • Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall Inc.
  • Pinelands Hall Committee Inc.
  • Pittsworth & District Campdraft Association Inc.
  • Pittsworth & District Junior Rugby League Inc.
  • Pittsworth Community Concert Band Black Inc.
  • Pittsworth District Landcare Association Inc.
  • Pittsworth Judo Club Inc.
  • Pittsworth Tennis Club Inc.
  • Pittsworth Vikings Soccer Club Inc.
  • Pittsworth Woodcrafters Club Inc.
  • Range Runners Orienteering Club Inc.
  • Rangers Baseball Club Inc.
  • Rangeville Community Church
  • Rangeville Hockey Club Inc.
  • Ravensbourne and District Landcare Group Inc.
  • Returned & Services League of Australia (QLD Branch) Crows Nest Sub Branch Inc.
  • Rockville Rovers Football Club
  • Rosalie Shire Historical Society Inc.
  • South Myall Catchment Landcare Group Inc.
  • South Toowoomba Australian Football Club Inc. - South Toowoomba Bombers Football Club
  • South Toowoomba Hawks Sporting Club Inc.
  • South Toowoomba Junior Rugby Club Inc.
  • Southbrook Sports Club Inc.
  • Southern Suburbs Junior Rugby League Club Toowoomba Inc.
  • Southern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club
  • Sporting Shooters' Association of Australia (Millmerran & District Branch) Inc.
  • TARMAC - Toowoomba Amateur Radio Model Aero Club Inc.
  • Teen Challenge QLD
  • The 7th Toowoomba Boys Brigade Queensland Ltd
  • The Crows Nest District Men's Shed Inc.
  • The Family Planning Assoc. Of QLD Inc. of a Public Company
  • The Laurel Bank Croquet Club Inc.
  • The Lions Club of Clifton Inc.
  • The Rockville Scout Group - auspice by The Scout Association of Australia QLD Branch Inc.
  • The Salvation Army Toowoomba
  • The Scout Association of Australia QLD Branch Inc. - Clifton Scout Group
  • The Scout Association of Australia Queensland Branch Inc. - Oakey Scout Group
  • The Scout Association of Australia Queensland Branch Inc. - Pittsworth Scout Group
  • The Springup Club Inc.
  • The Toowoomba Turners & Woodworkers Club Inc.
  • Toowoomba Concert Banc Inc.
  • Toowoomba and District Woodcrafters Inc.
  • Toowoomba Bears Rugby Club Inc.
  • Toowoomba Bowls Club Inc.
  • Toowoomba Central Branch Little Athletics
  • Toowoomba Choral Society Inc.
  • Toowoomba Community Gardens Assoc. Inc.
  • Toowoomba Croquet Club Inc.
  • Toowoomba Horse Riding for the Disabled
  • Toowoomba Junior Rugby League
  • Toowoomba Lapidary Club Inc.
  • Toowoomba Metropolitan East Cricket Club Inc.
  • Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club Inc.
  • Toowoomba Municipal Band and Drayton Memorial Hall Association Inc.
  • Toowoomba Netball Association Inc.
  • Toowoomba Rugby Football League Inc.
  • Toowoomba Squash Inc.
  • Toowoomba Stamp Club Inc.
  • Toowoomba Table Tennis Association Inc.
  • Toowoomba Tennis Association Inc.
  • Toowoomba Ukulele Group Inc.
  • Toowoomba Valleys Rugby League Club Inc.
  • Toowoomba Valleys Rugby League Football Club/Junior Division Inc.
  • Toowoomba City Bowls Club Inc.
  • U3A in Toowoomba Inc.
  • Under the Southern Cross Outreach Ministries Inc.
  • University of Southern Queensland Australian Football Club (Cougars)
  • University of Southern Queensland Soccer Club Inc. (USQ Football Club)
  • USQ Saints Rugby Club Inc.
  • Wattles Junior Rugby League Inc.
  • Wattles Rugby League Football Club Inc.
  • West Toowoomba Croquet Club Inc.
  • West Wanderers Football Club Inc.
  • Western District Cricket Club (Toowoomba) Inc.
  • Western Mustangs Rugby League Football Club Ltd.
  • Wild Horse FM Inc.
  • Willowburn Football Club Inc.
  • Wylahra Grove Progress Assoc. Inc.
  • Yarraman Bowls Club Inc.
  • Yarraman Business Group Inc.
  • YellowBridge QLD - Collectables Boutique Op Shop
  • Zone 4 Pony Club Association of Queensland Inc.

For more information please visit www.tr.qld.gov.au or contact Council on 131 872.