Com­mu­nity groups re­ceive a ma­jor boost

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

MEM­BER for Glass House Andrew Powell is thrilled that Round 99 of the Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund has brought a to­tal of $151,292.14 in grants to the Glass House elec­torate, and more to com­mu­ni­ties fur­ther afield which ser­vice the elec­torate.

The fund pro­vides one-off grants to Queens­land not-for-profit com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions with rev­enue sourced from gam­ing taxes and dis­trib­utes about

$53 mil­lion per year to Queens­land com­mu­ni­ties.

“These grants pro­vide money to com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions who of­ten strug­gle to raise enough funds to maintain or up­grade their premises through tra­di­tional fundrais­ing. The grants also en­able them to pro­vide fur­ther re­sources or ex­pand their ser­vices to the com­mu­nity,” Mr Powell said.

“I would like to con­grat­u­late each of these groups on their suc­cess in this round and I en­cour­age or­gan­i­sa­tions within Glass House to ap­ply for fund­ing in the next round.”

In­for­ma­tion on how to ap­ply for a GCBF grant is avail­able at jus­ au/grants or by phon­ing 1800 633 619.

RE­CIP­I­ENTS: MP Andrew Powell hands over a cheque for $800 to Maleny Film So­ci­ety mem­bers.

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