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Powell Media Release – Community Grants success for the Glass House Electorate

3 September 2018

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell, is thrilled that Round 96 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) has brought another $22,972 in grants to the Glass House electorate. Mr Powell said the fund provides one-off grants to Queensland not-for-profit community organisations, with revenue sourced from gaming taxes and distributes approximately $53 million per year to Queensland communities.

“The Gambling Community Benefit Fund provides grants to community organisations who often struggle to raise enough funds to maintain or upgrade their premises through traditional fundraising. The grants also enable them to provide further resources or expand their services to the community,” Mr Powell said.

Mr Powell said the lucky recipients from Glass House this time were:

• Maleny Community Centre Inc – $4,941 to purchase choir risers
• Maleny Swimming Club Inc – $18,031 to install solar system and lighting and purchase whitegoods

Just outside the electorate boundaries, other winners included:

• Palmwoods Warriors FC Club Inc – $20,000 to upgrade clubhouse and install fence
• Palmwoods Memorial Hall Association Inc – $30,000 to upgrade and repair facade

“I would like to congratulate each of these groups on their success in this round and I encourage organisations within Glass House to apply for funding in the next round” Mr Powell concluded.

Information on how to apply for a GCBF grant is available at http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants or by phoning 1800 633 619 during business hours.
Ends 3 September 2018

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