$70,000 funding boost for Mudgeeraba community groups

Hardworking community organisations in Mudgeeraba are set for a mid-year funding boost of almost $70,000 as they receive their share of the State’s community and Show Society funding.

The funding has been delivered to not-for profit groups through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund and the Show Society Grants program to ensure they can continue their invaluable work within their community.

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates said the grants were a financial injection many local community groups could not afford to miss out on and allowed Mudgeeraba’s dedicated volunteers to focus on continuing their good work in the local community or providing better facilities and equipment.

“Whether it’s our local sporting groups, P&C Associations, arts festivals or the Mudgeeraba Show Society, these groups play a huge role in our community and need our support,” Ms Bates said.

Successful organisations within the Mudgeeraba electorate were:

Gold Coast Junior Cricket Association, $16,927.28 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for an upgrade of facilities and the purchase of equipment;

  • House With No Steps, $11,932.73 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund towards the construction of a sensory garden;
  • Mudgeeraba Special School P&C Association, $30,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for the purchase of a much needed new school bus;
  • Multicap Social Support Gold Coast, $3,426.36 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for the purchase of trailers and a generator;
  • The d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, $7,700 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to stage the fifth annual art festival and awards;
  • The Australian Psychological Society, $5,308.19 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for their Be Well, Think Well festival;
  • Rhapsody Music Club, $2,982.22 through the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund for the purchase of stage lighting equipment; and
  • Mudgeeraba Show Society; $20,300 through the Show Society Grants program to support the Show into the future.

Ms Bates said the grants were another example of the significant funding being invested in Mudgeeraba’s grassroots services and facilities that benefited people from all walks of life in the local area.

“You can’t put a price on what these grants mean for the people involved, the communities they serve and the difference it will make to the lives of everyday people,” Ms Bates said.

“I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to keep applying for these grants and ensure that their organisations continue to receive the funding they need.”

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