Pam Moore Gladstone netball carnival 2016.
Pam Moore Gladstone netball carnival 2016. Mike Richards GLA120616NETB

Council hands out $26k in sport and recreational grants

A GLADSTONE councillor wants to see more reasoning behind why certain clubs and organisations were denied funding in the latest round of sport and recreational grants.

The Regional Sport and Recreation Event Grant Program assists sporting clubs, community groups and business to deliver quality sport and active recreational events for the Gladstone region.

There is various criteria and objectives that need to be met to receive a grant.

Council received 18 applications totalling $37,992.50 and approved 13 of those for a funding total of $26,200.

Some of the events include the Pam Moore Carnival (netball), Gladstone Open Tennis Championship, Jason Hetherington Cup (rugby league) and the Gladstone Harbour Festival Fun Run.

Cr Kahn Goodluck asked for further justification during this week's council meeting as to why certain events were approved for funding and others weren't.

"I don't have any information as to why some of those weren't (funded) when they appear to me to fit the criteria," he said.

"They may not have qualified for whatever reason but I've got to go out and justify that to the community and various organisations... I need that information in the report.

"I need to see the justification so I can be 100 per cent confident when I'm out there talking to the community."

Cr Natalia Muszkat also asked for clarity regarding the grant process.

The Early Settlers Shooting Association, Calliope Junior Rugby League, Bororen Pony Club, Boyne Valley Community Discovery Centre and Canoe Point Outrigger Canoe Club were unsuccessful applicants.

2018/19 Regional Sport & Recreation Event Grants Program Round 2

Gladstone Harbour Festival Fun Run - $1000

Ecofest Trail Run - $500

Bush to Beach Carnival (Miriam Vale Bowls Club)- $800

Beachside Mixer (CrossFit Tannum Sands) - $3000

IPSCQ Handgun QLD State Titles 2019 - $3000

Round 4 Greater Wide Bay Dragon Boat Regatta - $1500

Queensland Masters (Gladstone Gymnastic Club) - $2800

Pam Moore Carnival (Gladstone Netball Association) - $3000

Gladstone Easter Carnival (Gladstone Croquet Club) - $100

Summit Qld Championship Eighth Mile Series Round 2 (Central Queensland Drag Racing Association) - $3000

2019 Gladstone Open Tennis Championship - $3000

Jason Hetherington Cup - $3000

Team Penning (Miriam Vale & District Performance Horse Club) - $1500

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