$12.4 MILLION STATE FUNDING BOOST FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS

22/04/2014

 

AEIOU Bray Park and Petrie State School P&C are two of the local groups set for an Easter funding treat as they receive their share in over $12.4 million in the latest round of State Government community grants.

 

This much needed funding boost is delivered to hundreds of charities and not-for profits through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to provide invaluable frontline services to the local community.

 

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, said the State Government recognised the financial pressure community groups face all year round and praised the support these grants offer every few months. 

 

“Whether it’s educating our children, providing sport and recreation opportunities or caring for people with disabilities, these groups are the backbone of our local communities and need our support,” Mr Holswich said.

 

Successful organisations within the Pine Rivers and Kallangur electorates are:

 

  • AEIOU Bray Park - $15,000 to upgrade outdoor area and shade structure
  • Cerebral Palsy League of Qld, Strathpine - $9,064 to purchase medical and IT equipment
  • Dayboro State School P&C - $23,545 to upgrade school hall and kitchen
  • F Troop Softball Club - $3,088 to purchase equipment and marquee
  • Petrie Community OSHC - $13,040 to supply and install awning and bag racks
  • Petrie State School P&C - $31,818 to replace existing playground
  • Pine Rivers Model Power Boat Club - $27,720 to purchase a shade structure

 

Member for Kallangur, Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, said it was rewarding to see these funds making a positive difference to the people of Kallangur and Pine Rivers, as well as the volunteers who generously donate their time.

 

“We have thousands of volunteers in Queensland, many of whom sacrifice a lot to help others. It’s only fitting they have the necessary resources to conduct this vital work,” Mr Ruthenberg said.

 

“These grants can make a huge difference so I encourage all groups in the community to apply for the next round of funding before the end of May 2014.”

 

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