545 local Queensland community groups are set to benefit from more than $12.7 million in funding from the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman today announced the successful organisations and opened the latest round of grants for application.
“Our not-for-profit organisations are the heart and soul of Queensland communities,” Minister Fentiman said.
“These grants will help these hard-working groups continue and build on their work, and help deliver relevant services to our locals.”
Successful organisations are using their funding to purchase new items such as: sporting equipment; upgrade websites; to host events; or develop education programs.
“Local businesses and suppliers are set to benefit too as many of our community groups turn to them to purchase equipment, and for building services giving a much-needed boost to our economy, especially in regional Queensland.”
Minister Fentiman said local families and community members are benefiting from the welcomed boost to our local sporting clubs, P&Cs, PCYCs, and other not-for-profit groups that these grants provide.
“SecondBite in Brisbane provides free food to over 1000 charitable organisations and thanks to the grant they will be able to purchase two truck electric pallet jacks so they can deliver even more food to vulnerable Queenslanders.
“We’ve also funded initiatives to encourage children to attend school more often by making transport more accessible; for equestrian activities for people with a disability, including competition and therapeutic recovery; to provide meals to vulnerable people, and to support youth mental health.
“If you belong to a not-for-profit group and have a need for funding for an item or project between $500 and $35,000, I encourage you to go online and apply for the next round of funding.”
To view the full list of recipients from Round 107 or apply for Round 109 visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman