Council assists community

Lowood Show Society was one among 12 community groups who received funding from Somerset Regional Council through the Community Assistance Grants program. Picture: FILE

Various community groups have been given a helping hand from Somerset Regional Council (SRC) and will share in a funding pool of about $40,000.

SRC awarded various amounts of funding to 12 community groups to assist with a range of projects, events and services within the region.

The money has been made available through Council’s Community Assistance Grants program.

The following groups were approved for funding from Somerset Regional Council:

Care4Esk – $805

Downs Trailer Club – $2750

Fernvale School P&C – $1000

Kilcoy Day for Girls – $2172

Kilcoy Golf Club – $ 2822

Kilcoy Gymnastics Club – $4624

Lowood Kindergarten – $2229

Lowood Show Society – $1500

Moore Soldiers Hall – $2000

Mount Beppo Hall – $ 2989

The West Moreton Landcare – $2032

Valley of the Lakes Garden Club – $1000

SRC Mayor Jason Wendt said the funding would be of great benefit to the respective community groups.

“These funds will help groups organise various community festivities and activities or improve their existing community amenities,” Cr Wendt said.

“In some instances, in addition to the financial grants council awards, council provides in-kind support of staffing, promotion, waste collection and more.”

Council offers two Community Assistance Grants funding rounds per year with the next round opening on Monday, 5 August 2024.

Council also awarded four sporting bursaries to individuals in the Somerset region including April Henderson, Joshua Bennett, Lucy Bennett and Makeea Schimke.

Each of the recipients received a $250 bursary for regional level sporting representation across swimming and softball.

For more information on Council’s Community Assistance Grants program visit