Grants deliver $11 million boost to support Queensland community groups
Published Monday, 06 March, 2023 at 12:33 PM
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman
- 470 community organisations will share in more than $11 million under the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Funding.
- Funding will assist domestic violence support services, the upgrade of community centres, sporting facilities, wildlife protection projects and more.
Almost 500 Queensland community and not-for-profit groups will receive a share in over $11 million in funding thanks to the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman congratulated all of the successful organisations who received a grant for a variety of projects.
Grants will be used to purchase items such as a boxing ring for the Sunstate Amateur Boxing in Townsville, whitegoods and furniture for Childhood Cancer Support and a ventilator for the Royal Flying Doctors in Rockhampton.
Other successful organisations to receive grant funding include:
- Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club, Gold Coast - $35,000 to construct change room facilities to cater for people with a disability
- The Indigenous Marathon Foundation, Cairns - $24,010 to purchase first aid kits and defibrillators for their Running and Walking (RAW) program
- A Brave Life, Moreton Bay - $12,575 for refurbishments and items such as an oven and furniture for their facility which provides a safe space for vulnerable young mothers
In 2023, four funding rounds will be available through the GCBF program, including Round 117, which will open for submissions in April.
For more information on how to apply for a GCBF grant, and to view recipients from Round 115, visit http://justice.qld.gov.au/grants
Quotes attributable to the Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman:
“It’s fantastic to see these grants are going to a diverse range of organisations across every corner of our State, where they can provide a real benefit to their local communities.”
“This includes organisations in Cooktown in the far north, in Mount Isa out west, Barcaldine in the heart of the state, right down to the southern Gold Coast.”
“Grants will support a variety of helpful initiatives, from providing a safe space and resources for young mothers who are facing domestic violence and homelessness in Murrumba Downs, to upgrading facilities in Cairns that host community run workshops and programs helping First Nations youth, families and seniors.”
“This Government recognises just how important community organisations are in Queensland and will continue to support their tireless work - with an incredible 66,000-plus organisations receiving over $1.1 billion in grants since the establishment of the GCBF.”
“I encourage all not-for-profit community groups to keep an eye out for upcoming GCBF rounds to assist with their work.”
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