$12.4m State funding boost for community groups

30 Sep 2014 2:00 PMJann Stuckey

30 September 2014

Hardworking community groups in Currumbin will receive a spring funding boost through State Government funding under the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP said Currumbin clubs will share in $170,000 that will allow our local organisations to continue their invaluable work in our area.

“Here on the southern Gold Coast we’re fortunate to have a range of non-profit organisations who provide services to a wide cross section of the community.

Recipients of funding in the Currumbin electorate include:

  • Currumbin Valley Riding for the Disabled, $28,518, to provide train the trainer programs;
  • Kwaya Australia Inc, $35,000, to purchase a motor vehicle and trailer;
  • Point Danger Branch SLS, $30,000, to upgrade facilities;
  • Currumbin Stand Up Paddle  (SUP) Club Inc, $10,000, to purchase equipment;
  • PBC Rugby Union Club Inc, $31,818.18, to purchase furniture and replace carpet;
  • Tugun Progress Association Inc, $33,900, to upgrade hall facilities.

Ms Stuckey said the quarterly grants allowed profits from gambling to be invested back into grass roots services and facilities that benefited people from all walks of life.

“All local groups, however big or small, are encouraged to apply for the next round of funding before the end of November 2014 and make the most of this important opportunity.

For more information or to see a full list of recipients please visit http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and-grants/grants/community-benefit-funding-programs/successful-funding-applications