Christmas grants to bring joy to Townsville

Date published: 29 October 2018

Townsville City Council is offering $200 grants to bring the Joy of Christmas to you and your neighbours this festive season.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said one winner will be awarded $200 in each Council division to put towards celebrating Christmas with their neighbours.

“Whether it’s a barbecue, a street party or even a Christmas care package – this grant is to celebrate Christmas with those in your local community,” Cr Hill said.

“It can be used to provide meat trays, drinks or even decorations to make Christmas special for you and your neighbours.”

Community and Cultural Development Committee Chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the grant can be used for anything that could bring their local community together.

“This grant is to connect you with others who live in your neighbourhood that are socially isolated, doing it tough or less fortunate this Christmas,” Cr Doyle said.

“This time of year can be a hard time for some of our residents and we are encouraging community to focus on bringing joy to others this Christmas.”

To enter applicants must say in fewer than 200 words how they would like to bring joy to someone’s Christmas.

Applications are open from today until 23 November and winners will be announced on 4 December.