State Funds for Local Organisations

4 Jul 2012 12:00 AMMichael Hart

 

Member for Burleigh, Michael Hart, has welcomed the allocation of $79161.15 for five local community groups under two State Government funding rounds.

More than $10 million has been provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund.

Mr Hart said organisations within the Burleigh electorate to receive funding in this round were:

•           Burleigh Heads Rugby League Football Club, $5436.36, Solar Sport Grant.

•           Burleigh Heads Tennis Club, $4941.00, Solar Sport Grant.

•           ACT for Kids, $19,661.98, office equipment.

•           Tallebudgera Beach Outdoor Education School, $30,236.36, Kayaks and trailer.

•           Gold Coast Youth Service, $18,885.45, solar system.

 

“Our community groups will now be able to improve their facilities in our local area,” Mr Hart said.

 

“These grants let local organisations continue their important role in improving our community.

 

“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.”

 

Funding under these grant programs is allocated quarterly. The majority of Queensland not-for-profit community organisations are eligible to apply, either in their own right (if incorporated) or through a sponsor (if not incorporated).

 

Information on the State Government grants can be found at: http://www.qld.gov.au/services/grants/

 

ENDS

 

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