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Powell Media Release – State funding boost for local community groups (2 October 2013)

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, is thrilled with the number of Glass House community groups who will benefit under the latest round of State Government community funding.

This funding is part of millions of dollars provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund.

“As a State member of Parliament, I have the opportunity to regularly meet with community groups from across the Glass House electorate and the most common feedback I hear is how important this sort of funding is to sustaining their operations.

“Community groups make such a great effort to fundraise on their own, so when they are successful in a helping hand from these grant programs, it just takes that little bit of pressure off.

Organisations within the Glass House electorate to receive funding in this round were:

  • Barung Landcare, $14,404, to purchase tanks
  • Lions Club of Blackall Range, $6,000, to purchase safety equipment and advertising
  • Maleny Co-Operative Club Society Ltd, $31,474, to install solar system and repair roof
  • Maleny Tennis Club, $30,391, to upgrade tennis courts
  • Witta Recreation Club, $10,895, to purchase solar system
  • Montville State School, $9,136, to purchase sports equipment
  • Wamuran State School, $31,813, to upgrade playground equipment
  • Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare, $25,028, to purchase gymnastics equipment
  • Elimbah State School, $21,952, to upgrade playground
  • Caboolture Lions Junior AFC Inc, $34,845, to purchase equipment for new facility

Mr Powell said the Newman Government recognised and supported the valuable work being done by community organisations and the vital contribution they made to the State.

“These grants are designed for approved not-for-profit organisations and are not intended to replace existing sources of support for these organisations,” he said.

For more information or to see a full-list of recipients please visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘grants’.

[ENDS] 2 October 2013

 

 

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