10 Rockhampton community groups get funding boost for 2016

TEN not-for-profit community groups across the Rockhampton electorate have received a head start in 2016 thanks to the Queensland Government's latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrne congratulated the 10 community groups who, in round 86, will share in more than $210,000 in funding.

"I'm delighted to say that over the past year, the Queensland Government returned more than $53.3 million in gaming revenue to 2,392 community groups to do what they do best, which is support their local community," Mr Byrne said.

"Our not-for-profit organisations are the heart and soul of Rockhampton - they give so much and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is just one way we can help them continue their great work."

Mr Byrne said recipients in Rockhampton included were:

  • Umbrella Network Rockhampton to purchase vehicle and trailer $33,293;
  • Capricornia School Of Distance Education (SODE) P&C Association to install shade structure $33,080;
  • Rockhampton South Kindergarten Association to upgrade facility $31,748;
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of Queensland Rockhampton Branch to upgrade facility $29,154;
  • Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Gracemere & District to upgrade facilities $20,590;
  • Brothers Old Boys Rugby Club to purchase equipment $19,006;
  • Capricorn Citizen Advocacy to install solar system $15,445;
  • Glenmore Bulls Australian Football Club to replace goal posts $13,431;
  • Rockhampton Touch Association to purchase portable grandstands $11,543; and
  • Multicap Rockhampton Social Support to purchase juke box $7,996.

The next Gambling Community Benefit funding round opened on 20 January 2016 and will close at the end of February 2016. For more information visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants.

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