Grants for shade for events
Woodgate thrilled with new marquees
VISITORS to community events in Woodgate will be able to beat the heat this year with the help of a Stronger Communities grant from the Federal Government.
Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said Woodgate Community Events had been awarded $5036 to buy five marquees.
“These marquees will provide shelter during a number of annual events held in Woodgate each year such as Australia Day celebrations and Easter at Woodgate,” Mr Pitt said.
Woodgate Community Events president Rae Scott said it was wonderful to have the marquees for the growing events.
Easter at Woodgate is a four-day family entertainment weekend including movies, church services and a festival/market day which attracts more than 9500 visitors and 500 participants.
Woodgate Arts in Spring is a cultural weekend of visual and performing arts culminating in a family craft/market day.
“We’ve had lot of inquiries about these events this year, so we’re expecting them to be bigger than ever,” Mrs Scott said.
Other community groups – including the Woodgate RSL, Woodgate Singers, Woodgate Rural Fire Brigade and Woodgate SES – will also have access to the equipment which will improve the efficiency of staging events in Woodgate and reducing rental and transport costs.
“The marquees will provide a valuable resource, making it easier to run festivals since equipment is currently hired and sourced from Bundaberg and Childers,” Mrs Scott said.
Through the Stronger Communities Program, eligible community groups can apply for grants of between $5000 and $20,000 for small capital projects.
Applications for Round Two will close on April 1. www.infrastructure.gov.au/SCP
WOODGATE EVENTS: Celebrating new marques to benefit community groups.