11 August 2021
Our small town community halls draw and connect rural residents together in good times and bad, and today Southern Downs Regional Council announced that it has secured funding of $7,500 to support five events and activities across our region that foster connectedness and social well-being in drought-affected communities.
Through the Queensland Government’s Community Drought Support Program 2020-21, this latest funding will support five community hall committees to host, in collaboration with Council, a community event to bring the community together to empower and build resilience with the support of others around them.
Southern Downs Councillor Sheryl Windle said Council was looking forward to working in partnership with interested community hall committees to bring their event ideas to life.
“The regions’ small towns always relish the opportunity to engage and the local community halls are the hubs that provide the social space and meeting point to connect as a community,” Councillor Windle said.
“While most rural dams are full thanks to recent rain events, drought recovery is ongoing as the agricultural sectoral rebuilds, and through this grant, small towns will have the opportunity to host inclusive events or activities that enhance their proud and traditional community spirit.
“Through this grant, Council will have the support of leading drought agencies who will also attend the events and it is a great chance for our rural residents to interact with relevant support networks in an informal and relaxed, family-friendly environment.”
Community hall committees are invited to register their interest by emailing Council’s Community Development Officer at email@example.com or called 0427 974 283 to discuss.
This project is funded by the Queensland Government through the Community Drought Support Program 2020-21.