Powell Media Release – Funding helps local community groups (5 July 2016)

5 July 2016

Funding helps local community groups

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell has welcomed a recent announcement that will provide funding to several worthy community groups in the Glass House electorate.

Mr Powell has reported that four clubs have shared in just over $120,000 through Round 88 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to help them with the purchase of necessary equipment and perform upgrades to their club facilities.

“We know our community groups face a constant struggle to access funds to keep them viable so these sorts of funding injections really go a long way to helping them survive.

“Most of the recipients in Glass House are using the funds to purchase new equipment which will not only have a positive effect on their current members but also go a long way to attracting new membership.

“All of these community groups are run by volunteers and the application process is not an easy one to navigate so I congratulate those who have put in the effort and been successful this time around.

List of Glass House recipients in Round 88 includes –

• Glasshouse District Cricket Club – replace practice nets
• Wamuran Historical and Visitor Centre – upgrade facility
• Woodford Show Society – purchase a tractor
• Maleny Arts & Crafts Group – purchase a kiln and upgrade facility
[ENDS] 5 July 2016