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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 21 July 2020

Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 21 July 2020

Published: 21st July 2020

Somerset Regional Council meeting on Wednesday

Somerset Regional Council will hold its ordinary Council meeting on Wednesday, 22 July at Esk.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said residents could listen to audio of the meeting live streamed on Council’s Facebook page.

“As members of the public cannot attend meetings in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, Council will live audio stream the meeting on its corporate Facebook page,” Cr Lehmann said.

Council will start its meeting at 9am.

Quick response grants available for Somerset artists

Somerset Regional Council through the Regional Arts Development Fund is offering Quick Response financial assistance grants to artists and creatives in the community to support them through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant program aims to support artists to continue their professional development and production of new work during the pandemic.

Eligible applicants may receive a grant of up to $2000.

For more information on the grants and eligibility criteria visit https://bit.ly/2CRDJkY or phone Council on 5424 4000.

Access library story time at home

Somerset Regional Council through its libraries is offering a host of free online content to enjoy.

Somerset Library members can access eBooks, eAudiobooks, movie streaming, tutorials, courses and more.

Library team members are also presenting Storytime at home via Facebook, along with craft and STEAM activities.

Join the fun at facebook.com/SomersetLibraries/.

Somerset residents have access to one stop shop for grants

Somerset residents have access to a one stop shop for available grants to suit businesses, community groups and individuals.

Council has partnered with Australia’s most powerful grant search engine, Grant Guru, to deliver the platform and connect the region’s businesses and community groups to billions of dollars’ worth of grants.

The database pulls together 8,000 different points of data. These include all 14 Federal Government departments, which share information across 121 websites.

Somerset Regional Council is providing the service free to residents.

The new platform can be accessed by visiting: www.somerset.qld.gov.au/grantfinder.

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