Local grants boost

THE latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) has brought a total of $721,765.58 in grants to the Glass House electorate – the highest amount by far that it has ever received in the history of the program.

The GCBF provides sizeable grants to Queensland not-for-profit community organisations with revenue sourced from gaming taxes. Grants from the GCBF are usually capped at $36,000 but this was a special $100k ‘Disaster Recovery Round’, aimed at supporting groups affected by recent floods and other natural disasters.

In no particular order, the recipients from Glass House in Round 114 are:

•  5th Light Horse Regiment Maleny Troop Inc – $9,064 to purchase display cabinets

•  Glasshouse Districts Cricket Club Inc – $29,631 to purchase a ride on mower and cricket equipment

•  Herd Together Inc – $19,000 to construct shelter

•  Montville State School P&C – $100,000 to upgrade playground

•  Mooloolah State School P&C – $35,811.98 to upgrade audio visual system

•  Glass House Mountains Rural Fire Brigade – $35,000 to build shed extension

•  Range United Churches Soccer Club Inc – $100,000 to repair carpark and access road

•  SRV Baseball Australia Inc – $17,573 to purchase sports vision board and equipment

•  Stanley River Junior Rugby League Club Inc – $76,600 to replace sports field lighting infrastructure

•  Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club Inc – $100,000 to upgrade bike track and lighting

•  Witta Tennis Club Inc – $99,254.60 to resurface courts

•  Woodfordia Inc – $99,831 to repair road network

Information on GCBF grants is available at www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants