$12.4m State funding boost for local community groups

16 Apr 2014 2:22 PMMichael Hart
 

$12.4m State funding boost for local community groups

 

Miami State High School and the Gold Coast Skill Centre are just some of the groups set for an Easter funding treat as they receive their share in over $12.4 million in the latest round of State Government community grants.

 

This much needed funding boost is delivered to a number of charities and not-for profits through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to provide invaluable frontline services to the local community.

 

Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP said the State Government recognised the financial pressure community groups face all year round and praised the support these grants offer every few months.  

 

“Whether it’s watching over beachgoers, assisting disadvantaged youth or protecting lives and properties from raging bushfires, these groups are the backbone of our local communities and need our support,” Mr Hart said.

 

Successful organisations within the Burleigh electorate were:

 

  • Miami State High School, $31,818 for musical equipment
  • Gold Coast Skill Centre, $31,818 to install a hydraulic lift

 

Mr Hart said it was rewarding to see profits from gambling making a positive difference to the people of Burleigh as well as the volunteers who generously donate their time.

 

“We have thousands of volunteers in Queensland, many of whom risk their lives to help others. It’s only fitting they have the necessary resources to conduct this vital work,” he said.

 

“These grants can make a huge difference so I encourage all groups in the community to apply for the next round of funding before the end of May 2014.”

 

For more information or to see a full list of recipients please visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘Grants’

 

[ENDS] 16 April 2014

 

Media contact: Burleigh Electorate Office – 5526 6024

 

 

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