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Local Groups Get $251,000 In Grants

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Kumbia tennis courts received a $35,000 grant from the latest quarterly round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund

April 8, 2019

Eleven South Burnett community groups will share $251,106 grants from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Successful Round 99 grant recipients were announced on Friday.

The successful applicants are:

  • Blackbutt Art Gallery – $5845 to hold an event and purchase equipment
  • Kingaroy and District Tennis Association – $11,452 to install a water tank and purchase equipment
  • Kingaroy Swimming Club – $35,000 for equipment and marquees
  • Kumbia Tennis Association – $35,000 to resurface tennis courts
  • Murgon Local Ambulance Committee – $34,532 to purchase an electronic manikin
  • Murgon Rotary Club – $29,062 to install fans
  • Proston & District Heritage Association – $11,650 for office equipment
  • South Burnett Community Orchestra Association – $24,883 for music workshops and community concert
  • South Burnett Saints AFL Club – $26,847 for mobile goal posts and netting
  • Wondai Regional Art Gallery – $26,000 for kitchen upgrade
  • Yarraman Amateur Swimming Club – $10,835 for timing and PA systems

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Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath

Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said 643 not-for-profit groups across Queensland shared in more than $13,700,000 of grants in Round 99.

“This funding enables community groups to deliver community projects that might otherwise be out of reach without the assistance of the government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“It’s a $13.7 million acknowledgement of the vital role of these organisations play in Queensland communities.”

Mrs D’Ath said Round 101 of the GCBF was now open.

“Whether you’ve applied before or are applying for the first time, we encourage not-for-profit community groups from all sectors to apply for a grant, with funding between $500 and $35,000 on offer,” she said.

“These grants could significantly contribute to the success of an eligible start-up, social enterprise, or a more established community organisation.”

The GCBF, which is part of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation, is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing approximately $55 million annually to communities statewide.

Round 101 closes on May 31.

More information is available online or call 1800-633-619.

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