Wednesday, 23 December 2020

New kitchen gets creative juices flowing at arts centre

A new kitchen and storage at Fraser Coast Artslink, thanks to a grant from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program, has improved the facilities for members and the community.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt congratulated Fraser Coast Artslink on its successful application from round 5 of the program.

“Fraser Coast Artslink received $4,017 for a much-needed upgrade of the kitchen and extra storage was also added,” Mr Pitt said.

“The Stronger Communities Program has been very successful for community groups and organisations like Fraser Coast Artslink that would otherwise struggle to fund these types of projects.

“More than 50 projects throughout the Hinkler electorate have received funding from the Stronger Communities Program,” he said.

Fraser Coast Artslink president Josie Street said the upgrade was welcomed by the members and regular users of the hall.

“We only reopened in September after the COVID restrictions eased, so it’s great to have the regular groups back and be able to hold workshops in the future,” she said.

“The improvements funded with this grant from the Stronger Communities Program will assist us in fostering further community participation,” she said.

Fraser Coast Artslink is a non-profit community organisation which supports all local performing artists, visual artists, musicians, dancers, writers, artisans and crafters.

Another round of the Stronger Communities Program was announced in the Federal Budget in October. Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 will be available to community organisations for small capital projects.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Round 6 of the Stronger Communities program are open now until February 19, 2021. EOI forms and more information are available at

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