$78,570 Funding Boost for Local Community Groups

Mudgeeraba’s Gold Coast Model Flying Club, Careflight Limited and Little Athletics Association are just some of the groups set for an Easter funding treat as they receive their share in over $12.4 million in the latest round of State Government community grants.

This much needed funding boost is delivered to charities and not-for profits through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to provide invaluable frontline services to the local community.

Member for Mudgeeraba, Ros Bates MP, said the State Government recognised the financial pressure community groups face all year round and praised the support these grants offer every few months.

“Whether it’s watching over beachgoers, assisting disadvantaged youth or protecting lives and properties from raging bushfires, these groups are the backbone of our local communities and need our support,” Ms Bates said.

Successful organisations within the Mudgeeraba electorate were:

  • Gold Coast Model Flying Club, $13,750 for the purchase of a front end loader attachment
  • Careflight (Queensland) Limited, $31,300 for the purchase of engineering work stands
  • Mudgeeraba Little Athletics Association, $33,520 for the construction of a long jump track

Ms Bates said it was rewarding to see profits from gambling making a positive difference to the people of Mudgeeraba, as well as the volunteers who generously donate their time.

“I know firsthand how tirelessly members of Mudgeeraba’s community groups work to offer important services and activities to local residents,” Ms Bates said.

“We have thousands of volunteers in Queensland, many of whom risk their lives to help others. It’s only fitting they have the necessary resources to conduct this vital work,” she said.

“These grants can make a huge difference so I encourage all groups in the community to apply for the next round of funding before the end of May 2014.”

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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