Groups helped by grants

TWO Bundaberg community organisations have been the latest to benefit from the most recent round of grants from gambling funds.

Burnett MP Steve Bennett said the Burnett Heads State School Parents and Citizens Association was thrilled to have received $29,572 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to buy playground equipment for the children.

Mr Bennett said round 72 of the applications had brought the total provided to communities since 1994 to $530 million.

The Isis Croquet Club will now be able to put up shade shelters and seats at its Childers headquarters, after it managed to secure $9750 from the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund.

"These funds are just one way the government returns taxes from gambling activities to communities, and helps to ensure that we all receive some benefit from gambling in Queensland," Mr Bennett said.

Mr Bennett encouraged other not-for-profit community organisations to apply for grants. The next round of applications closes on August 31.



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