Boost for Ipswich community organisations

The pavilion at Ivory’s Rock.

Five not-for-profit community organisations are the beneficiaries of Ipswich City Council’s monthly community funding program. Arts and Community Development Committee Chairwoman Cr Kylie Stoneman said funds under the Community Development Grants Program had gone to:

  • Westside Community Care: $2500 for its annual Family Funday at Robelle Doman, Springfield Central, on Saturday 19 May. This free event for the community features dance competitions, market stalls, rides and fireworks.
  • Central Presbyterian Church Ipswich: $2500 to support the 2018 Streetlinks event at Central Church, Ipswich, on 13 June. Streetlinks, in partnership with Ipswich Assist, provides support for homeless and people at risk of homelessness, low income families and individuals, and the unemployed.
  • Centro Church: $1250 towards the cost of replacing a sound system to use as part of the Centro Teens Schools Tour. For the past five years, the church youth group has undertaken school tours at Ipswich schools, providing entertainment to students during the school term.
  • Ipswich Seventh-Day Adventist Church: $2500 to support an eight-week depression and anxiety recovery program. The church aims to have 40 participants from the Ipswich community involved in the program, which will be held after hours at Ipswich State High School in late April.
  • Ivory’s Rock Foundation: $2500 for the Refugee Community Day event at the Ivory’s Rock pavilion area at Peak Crossing on 26 May. The event is expected to attract 500-700 people from refugee communities across the region.

Cr Stoneman said the various events would benefit a large cross section of the community. Council allocated $140,000 to the Community Development Grants Program. The program provides funding to community based non- profit organisations for purposes including community infrastructure, purchase of equipment, organisational development, community development projects and festivals or events.  For more information on how to apply, visit

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