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$450,000 Boost For Local Groups

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Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath

January 19, 2020

Almost $450,000 will pour into the local community from the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

The grants were announced by Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath on Thursday,

More than 700 community groups across Queensland will benefit from the $14.9 million Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Round 102.

In the South Burnett, recipients include the South Burnett Musical Comedy Society, which plans to build a new shed at the South Burnett Enterprise Centre in Kingaroy, and the Murgon Business & Development Association which will receive $27,000 to help cover the costs of its Easter Fair.

GCBF grants are worth between $500 and $35,000 and applications are open to not-for-profit organisations.

Over the past 25 years, GCBF has distributed more than $902 million to community groups in Queensland.

Applications for the next round will close on February 29.

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Round 102 Recipients

  • Australian Team Penning Association / Kilkivan Performance Horse Association – Purchase cattle panels, roping box and equipment – $35,000
  • Ballogie Rural Fire Brigade – Upgrade kitchen and office – $35,000
  • Bell State School – Construct roof over courts – $35,000
  • Kaimkillenbun Hall – Upgrade outdoor area – $23,430
  • Kilkivan Bowls Club – Install bowling green lights – $35,000
  • Kilkivan Veteran’s And Community Men’s Shed Association – Build shed – $32,133
  • Kingaroy Clay Target Club – Buy Clay Target Traps – $35,000
  • Kingaroy Golf Club – Paint clubhouse interior and upgrade flooring – $26,846
  • Murgon Business & Development Association – Host Easter Fair – $27,000
  • Nanango Hospital Auxiliary – Buy palliative care equipment – $8359
  • Nanango Theatre Company – Install interchangeable sign – $5362.50
  • Proston Qld Ltd – Install air conditioning and buy equipment – $9464
  • RSPCA Kingaroy –  Buy trailer – $6000
  • St Mary’s Catholic Parish, Kingaroy – Paint parish hall – $17,500
  • South Burnett Branch Little Athletics Centre – Buy timing system, equipment and install solar system – $35,000
  • South Burnett Musical Comedy Society – Build shed – $35,000
  • South Nanango Rural Fire Brigade – Upgrade facility – $29,525.19
  • Taabinga State School P&C – Install play fort, sand pit and fencing – $17,000

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