Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell has welcomed another 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 share in over $216,000 to help them with the purchase of necessary equipment and upgrades to their club facilities.
“These grants allow the profits from gambling to be invested back into grass roots services and facilities that will help benefit our community,” Mr Powell said.
The next funding round has now opened and applications need to be in by midnight on 31 May.
“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,” he said.
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
GCBF Grant Recipients – Round 83
- The 11th Light Horse Caboolture Troop $15,927.27 to install flight simulators
- Maleny Community Kindergarten $31,818.18 to upgrade facility
- Australian Narrow Gauge Railway $34,962.00 to construct a shed
- Wamuran Community Hall $4,424.20 to upgrade lighting
- Maleny District Sport and Rec Club $31,818.18 to upgrade facility
- Maleny Neighbourhood Centre $31,036.79 to upgrade facility
- Beerburrum School of Arts $2,441.82 to upgrade facility
- Maleny Music and Performing Arts $9,429.00 to develop a website and purchase equipment
- Tibros Netball Glasshouse Mountains $35,000.00 to upgrade facility
- Montville State School P & C $20,000.00 to upgrade facility
The Caring for our Community grants were also recently announced and the following organisations were successful in their application –
- Mt Mee Public Hall $4945 to purchase audio-visual equipment
- The Compass Institute $4894 to purchase computer equipment and software packages
- The Caboolture Historical Society $4800 to purchase a public address system.
[ENDS] 30 April 2015