State funding boost for Currumbin community groups

24 Jul 2013 3:55 PMJann Stuckey

9 July 2013

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the allocation of over $162,000 in grants for 8 local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds.

Millions of dollars have been provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund

Ms Stuckey said organisations within the Currumbin electorate to receive funding in this round were:

  • Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC, $12,150, to      purchase rescue boat
  • Coolangatta Tweed Barbarians Rugby, $7,182, to      purchase alarm system and equipment
  • Joy for All Minds, $27,876, to purchase kayaks      and safety equipment
  • Feros Care Limited, $29,256, to purchase      medical equipment and oxygen concentrators
  • Palm Beach Currumbin State High School,      $31,818, to install shade structure
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue Point Danger, $25,000,      to purchase motors for rescue vessels
  • Tweed Dragons Inc, $10,955, to purchase boat      and training equipment
  • Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre, $18,000,      to paint roof and internal walls

“It is great to see a range of organisations set to benefit from the latest round of funding which caters for the needs of our students’ right through to our senior citizens,” Ms Stuckey said.

“These recipients illustrate the varied nature of the valuable work not-for-profit organisations contribute to the wider community.

“It is fantastic to be able to support them both financially and with community support.

“Our local area and residents benefit greatly from these organisations and I am pleased these grants will allow them to continue their valuable work.

“The Newman Government recognises and supports the valuable work of our community organisations and the vital contribution they make to our State.

These grants are designed for approved not-for-profit organisations and are not intended to replace existing sources of support for these organisations.

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

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