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Powell Media Release – State funding boost for local community groups (27 June 2013)

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has welcomed the allocation of $104 749.37 for four local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds.

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

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

  • Delaney’s Creek Rural Fire Brigade for the amount of $18 025.09 to install a solar power system
  • Woodford Agricultural and Pastoraland Industrial Association Inc. for the total amount of $56 730 to install a solar power system and lighting
  • Elimbah Junior Australian Football Club Inc. for the amount of $9732.28 to purchase new equipment and assist with operating costs
  • Glass House Mountains State School for the amount of $20 262 to install air conditioning

“These recipients illustrate the variety of valuable not-for-profit organisations that contribute to the wider community,” Mr Powell said.

“It is fantastic to be able to support them financially.

“Our local area and residents benefit greatly from these organisations and I am pleased that through these grants they can continue to do their valuable work.”

Mr Powell said the Newman Government recognised and supported the valuable work being done by community organisations and the vital contribution they make to the State.

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

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

[ENDS] 27 June 2013

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