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Powell Media Release – Boost for Glass House community groups (16 April 2013)

 Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP has welcomed the allocation of $166,778.94 for nine local community groups from State Government funding.

 Millions of dollars have been provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

 Mr Powell said organisations within the Glass House electorate to receive funding in this round were:

  • Conondale Swimming Pool Committee Inc, $6,116.00 to develop program and purchase equipment
  • Bellthorpe Rural Fire Brigade, $17,932.18 to install solar system
  • Eudlo Horse and Pony Club Inc, $19,624.00 to upgrade fence
  • Glasshouse Country Community Group Inc, $7,224.00 to install solar system
  • Maleny Amateur Drama Group Inc, $28,221.00 to construct a ramp
  • Mount Mee Public Hall, $19,752.40 to install solar system
  • The Uniting Church in Australia, Erowal Residential Aged Care Facility, $30,909.08 to purchase a buggy and upgrade facility
  • Woodford & District Bowls Club Inc, $18,133.64 to purchase a mower and accessories
  • Woodford Golf Club, $18,866.64 to purchase furniture and equipment

 “Organisations such as these contribute so greatly to the wider community and it is fantastic to be able to support them financially,” Mr Powell said.

 “These grants will provide much needed funds for community groups and ensure these organisations are able to deliver ongoing facilities and activities which benefit our local area and local residents”.

 “The Newman Government recognises and supports the valuable work being done by community organisations and the vital contribution they make to Queensland.

 “These grants are designed for approved not-for-profit organisations and are not intended to replace existing sources of support for these organisations.”

 For more information or to see a full-list of recipients please visit and click on ‘grants’

 [ENDS] 16 April 2013


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