Council has endorsed a new Community Projects and Events Funding program.

Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chairperson Councillor Andrew Fechner said changes to the program were adopted at the July Ordinary Council Meeting and were made to make it easier for community groups to access funding for events and community projects.

“Through the Community Projects and Events Funding Program, council provides financial support to local community and sporting groups to deliver one-off projects, activities, sporting and community events that are of benefit to the local community,” Cr Fechner said.

“Community groups now can apply for financial support of up to $5,000 for events all year round, rather than waiting for specific funding rounds

“One-off projects and activities can apply for funding of up to $15,000 in three funding rounds per year.”

Through the Community Projects and Events Funding Program, council supports local organisations to deliver one-off projects, events and activities for the benefit of the Ipswich community.

The Community Projects Funding Program offers up to $15,000 for individual projects and the Community Projects Funding Program offers up to $5,000.

The current application process is open each month, and notification of application outcomes will be issued the following month.

To find out more, including an overview of eligibility criteria, follow this link.

If you require additional assistance, please contact the Community Funding Team on (07) 3810 6648 or email

Cr Fechner said applications will be assessed by council officers against the criteria outlined in the guidelines.

“To be eligible for this funding, applications must demonstrate that a project or event directly benefits residents within the Ipswich Local Government Area, helps meets council’s Safe, Inclusive and Creative initiatives and delivers on at least one of council’s Community Development Pillars or Active Ipswich goals,” Cr Fechner said.

“In another change, groups receiving funding will also be asked to acknowledge council’s support at their event or in the media to help better inform how ratepayer monies are assisting the community.”

Source: Ipswich First


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