Grants extend facilities
NOT-FOR-PROFIT groups across Bundaberg have shared in the statewide pool of $13.3 million in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.
Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson said each year the State Government returned more than $50 million from the gaming revenue directly back to local communities.
Ms Donaldson said it was important for children to be healthy and that being active was a great way to enjoy the outdoors as well as participate in social sporting groups.
The Bundaberg Touch Football Association was one of these community groups to receive $31818.18 for an extension to its current clubhouse.
"I had great pleasure in meeting members from the Touch Football Association and let them know of their success in receiving this grant and they were very happy," Ms Donaldson said.
Senior Bundaberg Touch Football Association president Dave Field said the extension to the current facilities would mean moving from the current cramped environment.
"These grants will allow us to upgrade our facilities for future events, which in turn will provide more participation from young people within the community and promote healthier lifestyles," he said.
"The extensions mean we will no longer have to set our admin area outdoors and provide a more professional standard of facilities to local players and an attraction for larger carnivals."
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund distributes one-off grants of up to $35,000 from gambling taxes to not-for-profit community groups.