Federal, state cash goes to local groups
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.