Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight 2020 – Call for charity nominations

Published on 22 September 2020


Rockhampton Regional Council’s premier Christmas event, the Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight, is calling on local charities to nominate to be this year’s fundraising recipient.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said Carols by Candlelight was an excellent opportunity for a local charity to reap the rewards from our generous community.

"Each year there’s always such a wonderful sense of giving as our dedicated Carols by Candlelight supporters dig deep and donate to our chosen charity,” Mayor Strelow said.

“This year, perhaps more than others, people are feeling the pinch of economic uncertainty brought on by COVID19, so it is more vital than ever to help those less fortunate. I would like to encourage local charities that meet the criteria to put forward an application,” she said.

To be considered, the recipient organisation must meet the following criteria:

  • Be based in Rockhampton or service the people of the Rockhampton Regional Council area
  • Be a registered, incorporated or a not-for-profit organisation
  • The money donated to the selected charity must be used for a specific activity or purchase, which must be detailed in the application.
  • Other conditions may apply. See the application form for details.

Application forms are available from Rockhampton Regional Council Customer Service Centres or at

Applications must be received by Monday 12 October at 5pm. For more information contact Council on 4932 9000.

The Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight, to be held on 9 and 12 December 2020, is a Rockhampton Regional Council event supported by local businesses.