Huge boost for community groups

Published 6:00am 9 April 2023

Words by Nick Crockford

Community and not-for-profit groups in this region will share more than $468,000 from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

They include Beachmere Community Garden which received more than $18,000 for a drinking foundation, bench seats and a hydroponics system.

Ali King, the State member for Pumicestone, visited the community garden to congratulate them on the win.

“I’m so pleased to see funding support so many wonderful local organisations,” Ms King said.

Caboolture Scouts were also among the recipients getting more than $10,000 for a concrete driveway.

Major upgrade

Beachmere Men’s Shed received almost $18,000 to upgrade their shed, buy machinery and for training.

Beyond Pumicestone, Burpengary Men’s Shed received more than $32,000 to install solar and an air compressor

Dayboro Soccer Club was given more than $27,000 to buy equipment and a solar system.

Moreton Bay Gateball Club, at Deception Bay, has more than $10,000 for a croquet greens mower, while Moreton Bay Women’s Shed at Lawnton received almost $35,000 to upgrade their facility.

Northern Suburbs Pony Club at Albany Creek has more than $27,000 for a ride-on mower, trailer and show jumps.

New round

Redcliffe Mums was given $6000 for equipment, while Redcliffe Tennis Association received almost $30,000 to replace a shade sail and solar panel.

Across Queensland more than $11 million has been given to 470 successful applicants in the latest round.

Four rounds will be available in 2023, including round 117 which opens for submissions this month.

Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said more than 66,000 organisations had received more than $1.1 billion since the GCBF started.

For more details on the GCBF grants click here

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