Com­mu­nity groups granted fund­ing boost

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

GROW­ING FUNDS: Mem­ber for War­rego Ann Leahy at Su­rat State School’s Stephanie Alexan­der Gar­den.

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