A CARNIVAL that aims to connect people living with disability through a love of dogs is one of eight events to share in more than $87,000 in funding from Cairns Regional Council.
Council recently endorsed funding for eight groups through the Community Partnerships Grant including $20,000 towards next year’s Chinese New Year celebrations.
This grant assists community groups and organisations with the delivery of events, activities and programs that enhance the lives of residents, celebrate important community occasions, and provide opportunities to develop social cohesion and connection in the Cairns region.
Guide Dogs Queensland Ltd has been provided $5,000 to help deliver the Guide Dogs Qld Cairns Canine Carnival.
Now in its second year, the Canine Carnival uses a love of dogs to bring people together and provide an engaging and inclusive event for people living with a disability.
The next event will be held at the Cairns City Kennel Club in May 2024, planned activities include live music and performances, dog workshops, and community market stalls to showcase products and services from local dog businesses and other community organisations.
The Cairns & District Chinese Assoc Inc received $20,000 for the 2024 Cairns Chinese New, $5000 went to the Cairns Bongo Group Inc for Cairns Durga Puja 2023.
Cairns Children’s Museum Inc got $6,900 for Pi Day: A Celebration of Circles, the Cairns Christian Ministers Network Inc was awarded $13,000 for Joy to the World – Christmas Carols & Fireworks.
The Cairns Thai Community Association Far North Queensland Inc received $18,500 for the Songkran Festival 2024 (Thai New Year), Queensland AIDS Council Inc got $15,000 for the Cairns Pride Festival, and the Yorkeys Knob Residents Association Inc received $4,000 for the Yorkeys Knob Twilight Christmas Markets.