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:

Lawnton Guides - Upgrade Building $27,629.30
The Salvation Army Pine Rivers - Install Sound System $17,836.35
St Vincent de Paul Lawnton Warehouse - Install Solar System $27,770.51
Dayboro State School P&C - Supply & Install Playground $31,818.18
Pine Rivers AH&I Association - Upgrade Grandstand $31,652.18
Endeavour Foundation Lawnton Respite Service - Render & Repaint Premises $21,700.00
Strathpine Community Kindergarten & Preschool Association - Upgrade Play Fort & Replace Softfall $31,818.18
YMCA Camp Warrawee - Upgrade Furniture $31,818.18
Cerebral Palsy League Support at Home Metro North - Purchase IT & Office Equipment $26,104.03
Brisbane Multiple Birth Association - Purchase Breast Pumps & Equipment $26,497.50
Act 1 Theatre Strathpine - Purchase Audio Visual Equipment $11,350.00
Patriots Australia Brisbane Chapter - Purchase Communication Safety Equipment $1,700.00
Pine Panthers Netball Club - Purchase Equipment $12,820.97
Murrenbong Scout Centre - Upgrade Toilet Facilities $25,892.00
Scout Association Murrumba Scout Museum - Upgrade Roof $9,090.91
Strathpine Little Athletics - Purchase Equipment $9,009.00

"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'.