Happy New Year for Local Community Groups
Local State MPs have welcomed the allocation of $344,507.29 for 16 Pine Rivers and Kallangur community groups under the latest State Government gambling grant funding rounds.
Millions of dollars have been provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund.
Mr Seath Holswich said organisations within the Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates to receive funding in this round were:
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"Many kind-hearted Queenslanders donate money to charity and to community groups over the Christmas season making fundraising in the New Year difficult," Mr Holswich said.
"Community organisations in Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates are struggling to meet the ongoing demand for their services so it is wonderful that the State Government can provide a helping hand."
"The Newman Government supports the valuable work being done by community organisations and recognises the significant and vital contribution they make to the State," Mr Trevor Ruthenberg added."
"These grant programs provide much needed funds for community groups to help them provide the facilities and activities which make our communities better places."
"They 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 www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘grants'.