Hardworking community groups in Mudgeeraba are set for a spring funding boost as they receive their share in $12.4 million in State Government funding through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Member for Mudgeeraba Ros Bates said many local organisations couldn’t do without the quarterly funding boost, which allows them to continue their invaluable work in the area.

“These groups bring so much to our community, sometimes it’s easy to take it for granted and forget what life would be like without them,” Ms Bates said

“Here in Mudgeeraba we’re fortunate to have a range of non-profit organisations who provide services to families, our elderly and our furry friends too.

“Whether it’s our local cricket club, our surf lifesavers or our animal care groups, it’s important we continue to get behind those making a difference.

Successful organisations within the Mudgeeraba electorate include:

  • Springbrook Mountain Community Association, $30,195.00, for the purchase of a Community Emergency Generator
  • The Gold Coast Woodturners, $15,000.00, for purchase of equipment to collect wood for turning
  • The Mudgeeraba Soccer Club, $25,000.00 to construct shade cover and seating area.

Ms Bates said the quarterly grants allowed profits from gambling to be invested back into grass roots services and facilities that benefited people from all walks of life in the Mudgeeraba community.

“These grants can be the difference between keeping these important services in our area and going without,” she said.

“I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to apply for the next round of funding before the end of November 2014 and make the most of this wonderful opportunity.”

For more information or to see a full list of recipients please visit http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and-grants/grants/community-benefit-funding-programs/successful-funding-applications