ELECTION TIME: Leanne Donaldson of the Labor Party is running for the State Government seat of Bundaberg. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
ELECTION TIME: Leanne Donaldson of the Labor Party is running for the State Government seat of Bundaberg. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Sporting clubs and community groups urged to apply for grant

BUNDABERG sporting clubs and community groups have until the end of the month to be up to $35,000 better off with the next round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson said more than 600 groups shared in $13.5 million worth of grants in the most recent round, but applications for round 86 closed on August 31.

"Our dedicated Queensland community groups still have time to apply for their share of $13.15 million in round 86 before applications close at the end of the month," Ms Donaldson said.

"These programmes help local sporting and community clubs to fund all sorts of projects that might otherwise be out of their reach."

Ms Donaldson said the Gambling Community Benefit Fund was Queensland's largest one-off grant program, distributing $52.5 million last year.

"Applications can be submitted for funding between a minimum of $500 (including GST) and a maximum of $35,000 (including GST) and the closing date is 31 August 2015," she said.

"In this round, the committee is particularly focused on funding community groups in need of facility upgrades and equipment.

"The committee will also pay careful consideration to applicants who have not received a grant in the past two years or have been affected by natural disaster.

"For an organisation to be eligible they must have not-for-profit objectives, be community based and be registered with the Community Benefit Funds Unit as a legal entity or sponsored organisation."

For further information visit http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants.



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