Australia Day fund open for Gunnedah Shire villages

Gunnedah Shire Council

Villages in Gunnedah Shire can now apply for grants of up to $500 to assist them in hosting events and activities for Australia Day 2022.

Progress associations, hall committees and community groups within Gunnedah Shire’s villages have been invited to apply to help fund their community celebrations.

Gunnedah Shire Deputy Mayor and Australia Day Working Group Chair Cr Rob Hooke said he encourages every village to apply.

“Each of our shire villages has its own unique community and atmosphere, and it’s wonderful that these grants can assist in sharing the celebrations around our Shire,” Cr Hooke said.

“Ideas for activities might include a classic Australian barbeque, water activities like a slip and slide, a sports event or live music.

“Traditionally, our Shire has really embraced the Aussie spirit. We’d love to see that continue with events in Breeza, Carroll, Curlewis, Kelvin, Mullaley and Tambar Springs.

“The Australia Day Working Group is also starting to bring together the Australia Day program for next year’s festivities, so if you have an event you would like to promote please let us know.”

Grant applications close on November 12, 2021. The application form is available at

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