Fund­ing boost for groups

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EIGHT Western Downs com­mu­nity groups and not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions have re­ceived a fund­ing boost from the first round of CS En­ergy’s Com­mu­nity In­vest­ment Pro­gram for FY2019.

The lo­cal groups were among 15 suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants across the Western Downs, Banana and Som­er­set shires that are shar­ing in more than $110,000 in fund­ing from the pro­gram.

CS En­ergy Head of Cor­po­rate Af­fairs Nev Con­way said the spon­sor­ships ranged from $1000 to $20,000 and sup­ported projects, events or ac­tiv­i­ties that ben­e­fited the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“Suc­cess­ful spon­sor­ship ap­pli­cants in the Western Downs range from iconic events such as the Chin­chilla Melon Fes­ti­val, to ini­tia­tives sup­port­ing ed­u­ca­tion, youth and the arts,” he said.

An­other of the grant re­cip­i­ents, the Ko­gan State School, will use their grant of more than $6000 to con­trib­ute to a project to beau­tify the school’s front gar­dens and pro­vide an out­side learn­ing area.

Round two of the pro­gram will open in late De­cem­ber.

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