Community groups granted funding boost
TWO community groups from Surat and St George will receive a share of $50,000 in funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, Member for Warrego Ann Leahy announced last week.
“The Surat State School will receive $15,000 to upgrade the garden, which I recently visited,” Ms Leahy said.
“The St George Squash Club have been provided $35,000 to upgrade the court facility.
“The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is a quarterly program providing up to $35,000 to community groups.”
The fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program and distributes about $53 million per year to Queensland communities.
“In this funding round, a total of $661,314.67 will be provided to 26 organisations across the Warrego electorate,” Ms Leahy said.
Nine community groups from Mitchell, Roma, Bymount, Eumamurrin, Injune, Bendemere and Yuleba will also receive a share of $216,746.20 in funding.
The lucky recipients include the Booringa Heritage Group, the Bymount Creative Circle, the Injune Retirement Village and the Roma Clay Target Club.
For more information or to request a letter of support for your next funding application, contact the St George Electorate Office on 1800 625 430.
GROWING FUNDS: Member for Warrego Ann Leahy at Surat State School’s Stephanie Alexander Garden.