Glass House Shines in Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants

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

“This is the first round of grants to be rolled out this year, and what a stellar outcome we’ve had here in Glass House!”

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

In no particular order, the recipients from Glass House in round 99 are:

• Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild Inc. – $4,475 to purchase an air dryer and saw
• Club Glass House Inc. – $14,363.14 to purchase new equipment
• Maleny and District Horse & Pony Club – $10,000 to construct an equestrian round yard
• Maleny Film Society Inc. – $800 to print festival flyers
• Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Association Inc. – $9,939 to purchase equipment and upgrade website
• Montville Tennis Club Inc. – $35,000 to resurface courts and upgrade nets
• Stanley River Junior Rugby League Club Inc. – $34,100 to construct a shed
• The Maleny Gym Inc. – $8,250 to put towards design, construction and scheduling plans
• Wamuran Stanley River Cricket Club Inc. – $34,365 to upgrade the clubs outdoor cricket play area

Just outside the electorate boundaries, other winners included:

• RSL League of Australia (QLD Branch) Caboolture-Morayfield and District Sub Branch Inc. – $10,822 to purchase display cabinets and noticeboard
• Nambour and Hinterland Australian Football Club Inc. – $35,000 to resurface grounds
• Beerwah State High School – $35,000 to resurface multipurpose courts, install rings and backboards
• D’Aguilar Range Scout District – $18,343 to purchase portable restroom trailers
“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. As you can see, our local area has a high success rate when it comes to grants.” Mr Powell concluded.

Information on how to apply for a GCBF grant is available at http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants or by phoning 1800 633 619 during business hours.
Ends 29 April 2019
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