Sunshine Coast community groups winners in funding round

More than 600 community groups in Queensland, including 46 on the Sunshine Coast, will benefit from $13.7 million worth of grants as part of Round 99 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said community groups on the Sunshine Coast would share over $938,000 worth of funding.

“In this latest round of funding announced today, community groups will benefit from grants that will help them purchase equipment and improve their facilities and services,” Ms D’Ath said.

“The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is the state’s largest one-off grants program and provides about $53 million a year to our vital community groups.

“In the Caloundra electorate, Beerwah State High School will receive $35,000 to resurface multipurpose courts, install rings and backboards.

“This is exciting news for these groups and allows them to fund projects that would have otherwise been out of reach.”

Ms D’Ath said community groups played an important role in the community.

“In the Glass House electorate, Montville Tennis Club will receive $25,000 to resurface courts and upgrade nets,” Ms D’Ath said.

“These groups are the backbone of the community and the Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting them as much as possible.”

Ms D’Ath said applications for the next round of funding were now open.

“Grants are worth between $500 and $35,000 and applications are open to not-for-profit, community-based organisations.

“I encourage any community organisations to apply for this funding.”

Applications for round 101 close on May 31, 2019.

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