Not-for-profit community groups across Murrumba have been given a boost in funding as they share in almost $13 million in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.
Each year the Queensland Government reinvested millions of dollars received from gaming revenue directly back to local communities.
Out of the 595 successful recipients across Queensland in this latest round of funding, 3 community groups were successful in receiving grants from the Murrumba Electorate which totalled $76,162.47. Recipients include North Lakes Jr Australian Football Club who received $34.600 for upgrading of fields and to purchase new equipment while the Mango Hill Community Centre received $24,109 for facilities upgrades.
Local community groups are the lifeline of most communities and the work they do with often little funding is extraordinary. Funding like this helps keep community groups afloat and strengthens the commitment of volunteers who run these groups.
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is the single state-wide government funding program which distributes one-off grants of up to $35,000 (inclusive of GST) from gambling taxes to not-for-profit community groups on a quarterly basis.
A full list of grant recipients from this round and information on how to apply for upcoming rounds is available at www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants.
The next round of funding closes midnight, 31 May 2016. To learn more about whether or not your organisation is eligible to apply for a grant visit http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants.