Glenorchy City Council is offering community groups and businesses up to $10,000 to hold Christmas carols events in the municipality this December.
Organisations will be able to apply for grants to help the community celebrate Christmas across Glenorchy City.
Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said the grants were an exciting opportunity for local organisations to get involved in presenting Christmas celebrations.
“We’re looking forward to a variety of events being held across the municipality.
“We know Christmas and the holiday season is extremely important to many people, and community celebrations go hand-in-hand with this time of the year. As a council, we wanted to give the community an opportunity to put on events to help celebrate the Christmas season.”
Mayor Thomas said events did not need to be large-scale to qualify for funding.
“It may be the case that an organisation wants to hold a series of smaller events to reach as much of our municipality as possible or some roving carols, and we’re looking forward to seeing what ideas Glenorchy has for these events and celebrations.”
Mayor Thomas said the grants were being made available as an alternative to the single carols event previously hosted by the Glenorchy City Council.
“Attendances at this event have been declining in recent years, and council felt having one event at a single location may have been restrictive to some families being able to take part.
“Our community will receive greater benefit from spreading the Christmas cheer across a number of different locations and over the entire month of December.
“Providing support for organisations to coordinate celebrations maximises everyone’s opportunity to participate and I strongly encourage local community groups and businesses to apply,” she said.
Applications for grants can be made online at gcc.tas.gov.au or by contacting Council on 6216 6800. Applications are open until October 17, 2022.