Clubs and community groups across the region will share in more than $440,000 through round four of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Photo: file
Clubs and community groups across the region will share in more than $440,000 through round four of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Photo: file

Full list of local clubs to benefit from $400k boost

FIFTEEN clubs across the region will receive more than $400,000 to carry out upgrades and purchase new equipment.

The groups join about 600 community groups across Australia to receive funding through round 104 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The GCBF grants are worth between $500 and $35,000 and applications are open to not-for-profit organisations.

Blackwater schools, Emerald Girl Guides and a Capella kindy are just some of the groups to benefit through the funding.

Attorney-General and Minister Justice Yvette D'Ath said the popular program was a lifeline for 586 community and sporting groups, local councils and other organisations throughout Queensland.

The Attorney-General said grant recipients would enjoy flexible arrangements in acquitting the latest funding, as many deal with the effects of coronavirus.

"Some organisations have had to delay or extend the timeline for their events, purchases or projects as a result of COVID-19," the Attorney-General said.

"The flexible arrangements we've put in place will ensure organisations get the maximum benefit from their funding.

"So many organisations rely on the funding this program delivers for things ranging from the purchase of vehicles or musical and sound equipment, the construction of sporting change rooms or to hold trail running events.

"They help keep Queenslanders connected in these challenging times and bring communities together."

Over the past 25 years, GCBF has distributed more than $947 million to community groups helping Queenslanders.

 

Community groups to benefit across the Central Highlands region:

Barcaldine Arts Council Inc - $35,000 to upgrade building foundations

Blackwater Amateur Swimming Club Inc - $8480 to purchase marquees and equipment

Blackwater Equestrian Complex Inc - $24,925.40 to upgrade day yards

Blackwater Rodeo Association Incorporated - $34,998 to upgrade facility

Blackwater State School Parents and Citizens Association - $35,000 to install playground

Bluff Blackwater Amateur Race Club Inc. - $33,990 to purchase tractor

Clermont Kindergarten Day Care Centre - $35,000 to install flooring

Clermont Race Club Inc. - $35,000 to construct spectators undercover area

Dingo State School Parents and Citizens Association - $18,000 to host community event

Emerald Dance Centre Inc - $32,978 to upgrade hall ceiling and electrical wiring

Emerald District Girl Guides - $35,000 to upgrade facility

Kilcummin State School Parents and Citizens Association - $35,000 to construct library learning space

Moranbah Pistol Club Incorporated - $35,000 to purchase tractor mower and upgrade facility

C & K Capella Early Childhood Centre - $35,000 to build community meeting room

Queensland Country Women's Association, Emerald - $14,000 to upgrade hall kitchen

 

Applications for round 106 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund are now open and will close on August 31.

Click here to see a full list of recipients or to apply for a GCBF grant under round 106.

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