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Glass House Cleans Up in Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants

Thursday, 4th February 2021

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell is delighted to announce that Round 106 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) has brought a total of $214,788.200 in grants to the Glass House electorate – the highest amount it has received in over three years.

The GCBF provides sizeable grants to Queensland not-for-profit community organisations with revenue sourced from gaming taxes, distributing approximately $53 million per year to Queensland communities.

“When I received the list of winners, almost every page had a winning Glass House group on it!” exclaimed Mr Powell.

“Glass House is on the up and up. Round 104 saw us win $193,953 and I was stoked with that, so it’s a real treat to see our local community groups share funding in excess of $200,000.”

 “I always try to encourage as many community groups as possible to apply for these grants. Applications from the Glass House electorate are usually treated very well due to our abundance of small, volunteer run organisations.”

“And if you’ve already received a grant previously, just apply again! Plenty of groups have been able to receive two or three grants.”

In no particular order, the recipients from Glass House in Round 106 are:

  • Conondale Sport and Rec Club – $29,316.00 to upgrade their facility
  • Eudlo Public Hall and Recreation Grounds – $34,997.65 to purchase equipment and upgrade their facility
  • Eudlo State School P&C – $32,956.00 to upgrade the school’s playground
  • Glasshouse Districts Branch Little Athletics Centre – $25,500.00 to purchase a tractor
  • Maleny Community Centre – $8,690.00 to install air conditioning
  • Maleny Cultural and Historical Society – $34,194.55 to upgrade Priscilla Cottage and purchase new equipment
  • Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club – $35,000.00 to construct a shade structure
  • C&K Woodford Community Kindergarten – $14,134.00 to install a swing and softfall

“If your community group is considering applying for the next round, now is clearly the time.”

“There is money in the bank waiting to go to a group just like yours. You’ve got to be in it to win it!” 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. Applications for Round 107 have already closed, and applications for Round 108 close at midnight on 28 February 2021.

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