Grants for com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

DAVID Kempton, Mem­ber for Cook, has an­nounced al­most $100,000 in fund­ing to­wards equip­ment and fa­cil­ity up­grades for six not- for- profit com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions across the elec­torate.

The one-off grant al­lo­ca­tions are a re­sult of round 77 of the Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund, with Cook’s suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants each re­ceiv­ing up to al­most $32,000 to­wards their nom­i­nated project.

Seisia Com­mu­nity Tor­res Strait Is­lan­ders Cor­po­ra­tion was the big win­ner, with a new com­mu­nity bus on the way thanks to a $31,818 grant. The Cooktown and Dis­trict Youth As­so­ci­a­tion Inc can also ex­pect an up­grade of their build­ing and fenc­ing af­ter re­ceiv­ing $24,545 fund­ing,and $11,877 will go to­wards new farm­ing equip­ment for Gun­garde Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion. Moss­man Archery Club Inc will re­ceived $4,545 for a new mower.

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