Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie

West Queensland community groups receive funding boost

A total of 20 West Queensland community groups have been given a financial boost by the State Government, with more than $420,000 in funding allocated from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

The fund uses taxes from Golden Casket lotteries, wagering, keno and gaming machines to pay out grants of up to $35,000 to Queensland community organisations.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie said the money was given to grass-roots community groups to assist with their programs and services.

“Funding is a constant issue for not-for-profit organisations so it is great that the Government can give them an injection of money,” Mr Bleijie said.

“These organisations work tirelessly for their particular cause and provide important services to their local community.

“The Newman Government supports the valuable work being done by not-for-profit organisations and recognises the significant and vital contributions they make to the State.

“The GCBF is a way the Government can extend a helping hand to ensure these local community programs and projects continue.”

One-off grants of up to $35,000 are given to approved not-for-profit organisations to help them provide community services or activities that benefit the community.

Applications must be from Queensland-based organisations.

The GCBF has four annual funding rounds. The closing dates for applications are 28 February, 31 May, 31 August and 30 November.

For a full list of recipients visit http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants/gcbf/latestFundingRoundAnnouncements/index.shtml