Event grants that will make you say - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Published: 02 Nov 2021

Council's Australia Day event grants are now open and local community groups are encouraged to apply.

Mayor Greg Williamson said council was proud to offer the Australia Day event grant funding once again for 2022.

“Our Australia Day event program helps community groups organise a fantastic line-up of Aussie-themed events each year,” Mayor Williamson said.

“Community groups can apply for up to $1000 to support their Australia Day event and celebrate what makes the Mackay region great,” he said.

“From beach parties and park barbecues to awards ceremonies and sporting events, the events are a great way to lift community spirit.

“The community events are held at various times throughout the day and are a celebration of what residents love about our region.”

To be eligible for funding, events need to be held on Australia Day 2022 (Wednesday, January 26), be free for all to attend and held within the Mackay Regional Council area.

Organisers also need to be a registered not-for-profit group or have a letter of support from a registered group.

All Australia Day events will be run in accordance with the latest COVID-19 government requirements.

Applications are now open on the council website and will close midnight Sunday, November 21.

Australia Day event grant application forms and guidelines can be found on the council website.