Grants and Partnerships boost Townsville events, organisations

Date published: 15 May 2024

Council is throwing its support behind local events through its Grants and Partnerships Program as it furthers the city’s reputation as the events capital of Northern Australia.

The grants and partnerships were adopted at today’s Ordinary Council meeting and included a grant for the Dunn Cup 2024 Lawn Bowls Tournament, the running of the Townsville Museum and Historical Society, the operation of international student organisation Study Townsville, and the running of popular culture event Townsville Pop Fest 2024.

Mayor Troy Thompson said Council was proud to support local events and organisations for the betterment of the city.

“Council is committed to building Townsville into a sustainable destination that actively participates in the arts, sports and events, and supporting local organisations through grants and partnerships is one way we can uphold this commitment,” Cr Thompson said.

“At today’s Ordinary Council meeting, we have awarded $16,522.69 through our Community Grants and multi-year funding of $83,875.12 through our Community Organisation Partnerships and $10,829.36 worth of fee waivers through our Economic Activation Partnerships.

“Council’s commitment towards providing grants and partnerships reflects its vision to grow Townsville into a vibrant city that is centred around inclusive and connected neighbourhoods.”

For more information about Council’s Grants and Partnerships Program, head to Grants & Partnerships.