Fed­eral, state cash goes to lo­cal groups

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

FIVE com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions in Dou­glas will ben­e­fit from the lat­est round of grants from the state Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund.

Dou­glas Shire Com­mu­nity Serivces As­so­ci­a­tion will re­ceive $4890, Dou­glas Theatre Arts Group will re­ceive $8135, Moss­man and District Ri­fle Club gets $8299, Port Dou­glas Com­muity Ser­vice Net­work will re­ceive $15000 and Port Dou­glas Foot­ball Club will re­ceive $26550.

Trea­surer, Cur­tis Pitt, con­grat­u­lated the re­gion’s non­for-profit groups who will share in about $1.1 mil­lion in fund­ing.

The funds are gen­er­ated by gam­bling rev­enue and put back into the com­mu­nity.

Round 93 of the grants is open and all ap­pli­ca­tions are con­sid­ered on their mer­its.

Mean­while the Fed­eral govern­ment has given grants to two or­gan­i­sa­tions in the seat of Le­ich­hardt.

The Moss­man Archery Club will re­ceive $2900 and QCWA Branch Moss­man will get $5000.

“When so many groups are run off the smell of an oily rag, these grants of be­tween $1000 and $5000 can go a long way to­wards the day-to-day op­er­a­tional costs for these or­gan­i­sa­tions,” said Fed­eral Mem­ber for Le­ich­hardt, Warren Entsch.

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