Currumbin Groups Score Over $150,000 in State Government funding

4 Oct 2012 9:05 AMJann Stuckey

4 October 2012

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the allocation of $154,875.50 for 8 local community groups from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Ms Stuckey said organisations in the Currumbin electorate which received funding included:
• Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre Inc, $9,908.18, to purchase a photocopier
• Elanora State High School, $16,200, to purchase pedometers
• Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Club Inc, $31,818.18, to extend and repair the training room
• Community by the Sea, $4,672, to conduct workshops
• Palm Beach Scout Group, $17,291.22, to purchase abseiling equipment
• Coolangatta Croquet Club Inc, $18,130, to purchase shade structures
• Salvation Army  Church Palm Beach Elanora Corps, $25,060.92, to upgrade playground with softfall
• Currumbin Community Special School, $31,795, to create a new playground

“Groups such as these are the lifeblood of our community and it is great to be able to support them financially,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Our community groups will now be provided with more modern facilities and equipment which will benefit our local area and local residents.

“These grant programs provide much needed funds for Currumbin community groups to help them provide the facilities and activities which make our communities better places.

“The grants are designed for approved not-for-profit organisations to help provide services or programs which benefit the community and are not intended to replace existing sources of support for these organisations.

“I would strongly encourage all community groups to apply for funding in the final round of grants this year, with applications closing November 31st.

Funding under these grant programs is allocated quarterly.

The majority of Queensland not-for-profit community organisations are eligible to apply, either in their own right (if incorporated) or through a sponsor (if not incorporated).

Information on the State Government grants can be found at: http://www.qld.gov.au/services/grants/

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