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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    600 Queensland community groups to share in $13.7 million of funding

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    600 Queensland community groups to share in $13.7 million of funding

    More than 600 community groups in Queensland will benefit from $13.7 million worth of grants as part of Round 94 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said this funding would help sporting clubs and community-based organisations to purchase equipment and improve their facilities and services.

    “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,” Mrs D’Ath said.

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

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

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

    Mrs 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 close February 28.

    For more information and to apply, visit http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants

     

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