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Tweed Shire Council yesterday handed out $80,000 in donations toward festivals and events to be held in the shire over the next year.

Several applicants took advantage of new regulations allowing for multi-year funding to secure their futures.

Tweed mayor Barry Longland said the number of applicants reflected the active interest of people in promoting events around a wide range of community interests.

‘Council recognises the importance of festivals and events to the quality of life offered in the Tweed and their significant economic benefits to tourism and other industries,’ Cr Longland said.

‘These organisations are a big part of what living in the Tweed is all about and we are proud to support them.’

The successful applicants and the amounts they have been awarded are as follows:

Tweed River Agricultural Society (Murwillumbah Show 2012) – $7500
Island Style Promotions (Australian Longboard Surfing Festival 2013) – $5000
QSMSports (Battle on the Border 2013) – $10,000
Tweed Valley Banana Festival (2012) – $7500
Tweed Shire Seniors Citizens Committee (Tweed Seniors Expo 2013) – $7500
Coolangatta–Mt Warning Dragon Boat Club Inc (Bridge to Bridge 2013) – $1500
Murwillumbah Rowing Club (Head of the Tweed 2013) – $1500
Ukitopia Arts Collective (Ukitopia Festival 2012) – $3000
Caldera Farmers Market Murwillumbah Inc (Foodie Friday 2012) – $3000
Kids in Need Assoc (Kids in Need Dragon Boat Festival 2012) – $1500
Cabarita Beach Pottsville Beach Lions Club Inc (Lions Charity Greenback Fishing Competition 2013) – $1000
On Track Community Programs Ltd (Tweed Mental Health Awareness – Family Fun Day 2012) – $1000
On Track Community Programs Ltd (Tweed Mental Health Awareness – Family Fun Day 2012) – $1500
Caldera Environment Centre (World Environment Day 2013) – $3500
Tweed River Canine Club (Canine Spectacular 2013) – $1000
Cooly Rocks On (2013) – $17,000
Tyalgum Festival Committee Inc (Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music and Community Spring Fair 2012) – $6000
Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts (2012) – $2000


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