Community Grant supports indigenous rugby carnival

A Mackay Indigenous Rugby League Carnival is one of 20 community groups and initiatives to receive funding in the latest round of council’s Community Grants.

The memorial carnival, which received a grant of $5000, is held in memory of Israel Cora, who died in a workplace accident.

The carnival, and associated school workshops, serve to raise awareness of the importance of workplace health and safety.

All up, a total of $86,836 was awarded at today’s ordinary meeting of council.

Receiving grants for the maximum amount were Mackay Community Visitors, which received a grant of $10,000 to replace their transport vehicle, and the Mackay International Women’s Day Committee, which received $10,000 towards next year’s International Women’s Day events.

C&K Eimeo Road Community Kindergarten received $9239 for the establishment of a bush tucker garden and Mackay Swimming Academy received $9000 towards the Great Barrier Reef Swim Meet in late October.

Also receiving grants were:

  • Surf Life Saving Queensland - $5000
  • Special Children's Christmas Parties (AM Media Consultants) - $1100
  • QCWA Sarina Branch - $1000
  • Community Accommodation and Support Agency Inc - $899
  • QCWA - Nebo/Sarina Range Branch - $1000
  • Mackay Filipino-Australian Society Inc. - $2500
  • QCWA Pioneer Division - $4822
  • Islamic Society of Mackay - $2500
  • Mackay Woodturners Inc - $7367
  • Mackay Kindergarten & Preschool - $601.54
  • Eimeo Surf Life Saving Club Inc - $806.50
  • Road Accident Action Group - $5000
  • Pioneer Swimming Club Inc - $5000
  • Makerspaces Mackay Inc. - $1000
  • Walkerston Cricket Club - $5000