Queensland community groups benefit from $10 million in grants

The Queensland Government recently announced round 78 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, awarding almost 450 community organisations across Queensland a total of more than $10 million.

These grants will help Queensland not-for-profit organisations provide programs and services in their local areas.

Moore Park Surf Life Saving will receive $29,621 to buy a new inflatable rescue boat to replace the one damaged in Bundaberg flood rescues, as well as a trailer, motor and medical supplies for on-board patient treatment.

Another grant recipient, the Wolfram Rural Fire Brigade, will receive $23,890 to purchase a utility vehicle to access land and hilly terrain which is otherwise inaccessible with fire trucks or other vehicles.

The Western Suburbs Tennis Club will receive $31,818 to upgrade their facilities for disability access and Kalinga Scouts will receive $31,818 to carry out repairs to their ageing scout den.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund provides one-off grants of up to $35,000 every three months.  Community groups can apply online by visiting the ‘Grants’ section of the OLGR website (www.olgr.qld.gov.au).

For further information please contact the Community Benefit Funds Unit at cbf@treasury.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3247 4284.