Four groups in the Beaudesert district will share in over $100,000 in funding through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to improve facilities in the area.
Beaudesert & District Cricket was allocated $34,987 to upgrade the batting area and nets.
The Cricket Club hopes to commence this work in early April.
Beaudesert RSL Services Club will receive $20,000 to purchase furniture and C&K Woodhill Community Kindergarten will receive $13,215.11 to purchase furniture and resources.
The South East Queensland Pony Club Zone 2 was also successful in their funding application and will receive $35,000 to purchase equipment.
State Member, Jon Krause, said the money would make a huge difference to the successful local groups.
“This terrific outcome would not have occurred without many hardworking volunteers giving their time and energy to complete the grant application process. It is wonderful to see that these community groups will be able to install and upgrade facilities to help them maintain their services.”
“I commend these groups for the wonderful work they do and encourage other community groups to apply for super round 113 of the GCBF. Not-for-profit groups can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 – applications open in mid-January 2022 and close midnight 28 February 2022.,” Mr Krause said.
Commencing in 2022, there will be changes to the GCBF funding program. There will be four funding rounds each year, with three of these rounds having funding available up to $35,000 and one super round (GCBF Round 113) with up to $100,000 of funding available.
If your organisation plans to apply in the super round, you should carefully consider the one round exclusion period – if your organisation’s applications are successful in either Round 111 or Round 112, the organisation may be ineligible to apply in the super round.
To apply for the program visit: www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants or for more information contact Jon Krause’s office via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 5515 1100.