Council kicks in Christmas cheer

Published: 06 Oct 2020

Money doesn’t buy happiness at Christmas – but an extra $750 certainly dials up the cheer at your Christmas party!

Community groups and not-for-profits are eligible to share in $10,000 worth of Christmas Grants from council, up to the value of $750.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the Christmas Grants program was a perfect way for local not-for-profits to boost their festive events.

“The Mackay region covers 7622km2,so it wouldn’t be fair to spend all our Christmas budget on one big central event,” Mayor Williamson said.

“This way we can spread festive cheer across all corners of our region,” he said.

“Carols, concerts, fairs, parties and parades – council is happy to support anything that really involves local communities and is fully inclusive.

“Applications are currently open and are only limited by your imagination.”

Applications close midnight, Friday, October 23, 2020.  Apply here.

Please Note: Before applying for this event funding, please familiarise yourself with the State Governments' COVID Safe Event requirements.

More information can be found at COVID-Safe events.