Monday 28 August 2017

Grants Galore for Local Groups

The results of Round 93 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund applications are in – and the news is all good for six local clubs who shared in $149,911.05.

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes announced the following groups have received grants:
• Cooroy Memorial Hall Association Inc - $32,140 to upgrade their kitchen
• Noosa District Softball Association Inc - $33,494.55 to upgrade fencing and install shade sails
• Noosa Model Flyers Inc - $7,500 to purchase a vehicle
• Noosa Tennis Club Incorporated - $32,790 to upgrade lighting
• Noosa Trailblazers Mountain Bike Club Inc - $35,000 to construct a mountain bike trail
• The Autism Treehouse Inc - $8,986.50 to produce resources for events and programs

"At some stage in our lives we have all found ourselves on the sporting field, in a grandstand, at a community hall fete, or spending time with like-minded people with a shared interest." said Glen Elmes.

“The places and people that give us these outlets are extremely important to the health of our community and require ongoing investment. It is well known that prevention is better than cure and being physically, mentally and emotionally active is the key to longevity.

“By investing in local sport and recreation groups all levels of government work together to tackle the increasing strain on the public health system, the benefits of which will also be enjoyed by generations into the future.

‘Not for profit groups need money to reach out to more people, expand their services in order to meet new and ever changing needs, cover their ever increasing operating costs, and keep pace with health and safety requirements.

“There are a range of government grants programs that can help your group achieve these goals and sometimes it takes more than one application to be successful, so it is important to not give up,” Mr Elmes said.

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