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Powell Media Release – Glass House community groups receive big share of $14 million funding (14 January 2015)

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP has welcomed a new year funding boost for local community groups through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Mr Powell said eligible local community groups had received a big share of nearly $14 million from 2015’s first round of funding.

“I am proud of my community, especially the hard working non-profit organisations who provide services to families, our elderly and even our furry friends too,” he said.

“They are vital to so many people and I am committed to ensuring they receive the most amount of funding possible.

“Whether it’s our local cricket club, our surf lifesavers or our animal care groups, it’s important we continue to get behind those making a difference.”

Successful organisations within the Glass House electorate include:

• Glasshouse Country Care, $15,976, purchase equipment
• Palmwoods State School P & C, $21,078, upgrade playground and improve drainage
• Palmwoods Scout Group, $20,796, to build a storage shed
• Witta Tennis Club, $29,424, upgrade facilities and purchase mower
• Woodford Community Cultural, $35,000,  purchase AV equipment

Mr Powell said the quarterly grants allowed profits from gambling to be invested back into grass roots services and facilities that benefited people from all walks of life in the Glass House community.

“These grants can be the difference between keeping these important services in our area and going without,” he said.

“The next funding round opens on 21 January and closes at midnight on 28 February.

“I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to apply for the next round of funding and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.”
For more information or to see a full list of recipients please visit http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and-grants/grants/community-benefit-funding-programs/successful-funding-applications.
[ENDS] 14 January 2015

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