Grants deliver $11 million boost to support Queensland community groups

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.

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