Monday 10th February, 2020
Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell, is thrilled that Round 102 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) has brought a total of $148,669 in grants to the immediate Glass House electorate, with a further $136,343 being granted to community groups located nearby which also service the electorate.
“This is the first round of grants to be rolled out in 2020 and once again we’ve had a great outcome in Glass House!”
“My hope is that this really sets the tone for grants being awarded to this part of the world for the rest of the year”
The fund provides one-off grants to Queensland not-for-profit community organisations with revenue sourced from gaming taxes. The fund distributes approximately $53 million per year to Queensland communities.
“These grants offset the costs community organisations face in maintaining or upgrading their premises. They also enable them to provide further resources or expand their services to the community.”
In no particular order, the recipients from Glass House in round 102 are:
- Beerwah Glasshouse United Football Club – $34,490 to purchase portable dugouts and equipment
- Glasshouse Districts Cricket Club – $29,000 to purchase a cricket pitch roller
- Maleny Show Society – $35,000 to install a bore and water tank, and purchase irrigation equipment
- Maleny State High School P&C – $35,000 to upgrade multi-purpose hall flooring
- The Old Witta School Community Centre – $5,429 to purchase a ride-on mower
- The Scout Association of Australia D’Aguilar Range District – $3,500 to purchase and install a shipping container
“This was a particularly big win for Maleny State High School, who have struggled for years now to secure the funding to replace the flooring in the hall.
“It’s also great to see the High School and Show Society receiving the maximum funding amount of $35,000, enabling them to get started on some major projects”
Just outside the electorate boundaries of Glass House, other winners included:
- Caboolture Equestrian Group – $10,000 to purchase an electronic timing system
- Caboolture Junior Rugby League – $35,000 to purchase fitness and gym equipment
- Caboolture State High School – $6,298 to purchase a cross trainer and treadmill
- Dayboro Community Kindergarten Association – $18,795 to update equipment
- Kenilworth Hall Show and Recreation Ground Association – $25,000 to restump and paint hall
- Mapleton Men’s Shed – $6,250 to purchase a wood planer
- Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Palmwoods RFB – $35,000 to upgrade facility
“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. As you can see, our local area has a high success rate when it comes to grants” concluded Mr Powell.
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 10 February 2020