10 October 2019
Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell, is pleased to announce that Round 101 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) has brought a total of $102,952.80 in grants to the Glass House electorate.
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.
“This was actually a very interesting round. Usually a larger number of smaller grants are given to community groups in this area, but this time three winners received almost the same larger amount of money that six groups received in round 100” explained Mr Powell.
“$35,000 is the maximum amount given out in the GCBF grants, so I was thrilled to see not one, but two local organisations receive this full amount”
“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.”
In no particular order, the recipients from Glass House in Round 101 are:
- Elimbah Sports and Recreation Committee – $32,952.80 to upgrade lighting
- Mooloolah Valley Community Association Inc. – $35,000 to upgrade their ablution block
- Woodford and District Bowls Club Inc. – $35,000 to install shade covers and sprinkler system
A number of organisations, located just outside the electorate, but instrumental in maintaining our communities’ lifestyle also scored, including:
- Beerwah Sportsground – $20,335.00 to construct a shed
- Caboolture & District Lawn Tennis – $25,000.00 to resurface courts
- Caboolture Community Adult Literacy – $5,940.00 to install a solar system
- Caboolture Lakes Bowls Club – $11,950.00 to purchase bowls for a school program
- Caboolture Netball – $35,000.00 to purchase lights
- Dayboro Dodgers Netball – $35,000.00 to construct a storage shed
- Hunchy Community Association – $11,900.00 to upgrade their facility
If your community group is considering applying for the next round but aren’t sure whether the amount you’re requesting or reason you’re requesting it for is reasonable, simply give it a go and put in an application.
“There is money in the bank waiting to go to a group just like yours. Will your organisation be the next that I congratulate in round 102 or 103? 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 102 have already closed, and applications for Round 103 close on 31 October 2019.