Gambling Benefit Fund Grants Equip Local Community Groups

01/10/2013

Twelve local community groups will benefit significantly from the allocation of $271,844.58 in Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

These organisations are amongst dozens of organisations across Queensland who will receive millions of dollars through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Mr Seath Holswich said organisations within the Pine Rivers electorate to receive funding in this round were:
• Pine Central Holy Spirit Rugby League Club $35,000 to upgrade field lighting
• Sunfish Queensland $2,041.82 to purchase IT equipment
• Women's Health & Mother Baby Hub $17,685 to purchase medical equipment
• Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness Inc $30,000 to produce and market a DVD
• PCYC Pine Rivers $31,818.18 to purchase gym equipment
• Dayboro Community Kindergarten $31,688.18 to install playground and softfall
• Pine Rivers BMX Club $26,985.90 to purchase transponder systems

In the Kallangur electorate Mr Trevor Ruthenberg said he was pleased to announce funding for:
• Pine Rivers AH&I Association $23,551.81 to upgrade a building
• Jinibara State School $31,708.19 to purchase musical instruments
• Multicap Petrie Day Service $8,197.46 to purchase IT equipment
• The Young Ones Playgroup $1,935.31 to purchase toys and equipment
• The Frederick Marsden Youth Centre $31,232.73 to install solar system & upgrade lighting

"This funding is a valuable boost to these indispensable community organisations," Mr Ruthenberg said.

"The funding will give these organisations a boost as they go about serving our community."

"These grants are one-off grants for approved not-for-profit organisations and help the organisations go above and beyond what their existing sources of funding ordinarily allows," Mr Holswich added.

For more information or to see a full-list of recipients please visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘grants'.