$12.6m State Funding Boost for Pine Rivers and Kallangur Community Groups


Hardworking community organisations in Pine Rivers and Kallangur are set for a mid-year funding treat as they receive their share in a pool of over $12.6 million in the latest round of State Government Community Grants.


This welcome funding boost is delivered to dozens of charities and not-for profit groups through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF), the Reef Hotel Casino Community Benefit Fund (RHCCBF) and the Jupiter’s Casino Community Benefit Fund (JCCBF) to ensure they can continue their invaluable work within their community.


Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP, said the grants were a financial injection many groups could not afford to miss out on and allowed dedicated volunteers to focus on continuing their good work or providing better facilities and equipment.


“Whether it’s our local sporting groups, wildlife conservation societies or our brave firefighters, these groups play a huge role in our communities and need our support,” Mr Holswich said.


Successful organisations within the Pine Rivers electorate were:


  • Crime Stoppers Queensland, $13,636, to promote safety awareness in North QLD (RHCCBF)
  • Dayboro and District Junior Rugby, $23,636, to construct a shade cover over spectator area (GCBF)
  • Lions Club of Dayboro Inc., $20,361, to install a fitness circuit in the park (GCBF)
  • Pine Rivers Pumas Rugby Union Club, $23,852, to upgrade facilities (GCBF)
  • Pine Rivers Rapids Baseball Club Inc., $20,400, to purchase equipment and training aids (GCBF)
  • Pine Rivers Shooting Club Inc., $8,353, to purchase equipment (GCBF)


Successful organisations within the Kallangur electorate were:

  • Isshindokan Judo Club Inc., $25,820, to purchase mats and storage container (GCBF)
  • North Pine Sports Club Inc., $31,818, to upgrade the field (GCBF)
  • Isshindokan Judo Club Inc., $4,461, to purchase equipment (JCCBF)


Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg MP, said the quarterly grants allowed profits from gambling to be invested back into grassroots services and facilities that benefited people from all walks of life in the Kallangur community.


“You can’t put a price on what these grants mean for the people involved, the communities they serve and the difference it will make to the lives of everyday people,” Mr Ruthenberg said.


“I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to apply for the next round of funding before the end of August 2014 and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.”


For more information on the grants, please visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘Grants’