24 June 2016

Noosa Dolphins Set to bask in Solar Savings

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is pleased to announce that the Noosa District Rugby Union Club (Noosa Dolphins) has received a cash injection from the State Government to install a solar system at the clubhouse.

“The Dolphins, renowned for their on-field success year after year, are the proud recipients of a whopping $26,525.45 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

“The grant, sourced from gaming tax revenues, will help to off-set the rising costs of electricity, an expense which places significant financial pressure on small community groups and organisations.

“The club is well known and much loved in the Noosa community and is the result of the work of hard working volunteers. Grant programs such as the GCBF have become a lifeline for clubs such as the Dolphins, who contribute to the health and wellbeing of our society and in particular our youth.

“Earlier this month I was honoured to present one of the Club’s founders, Max Gunthorpe with a Noosa Electorate Queensland Day Award for his 30 year plus contribution and for recently being the work-horse behind setting up a Supporters Club to create a network for fundraising.

“The not-for-profit sector is consistently challenged to find new sources of funding, and a cost reduction plan is a great addition to any financial management strategy. The beauty of installing solar of course is not only the potential to save on electricity charges but where possible to generate an income stream from feeding back in to the grid,” Mr Elmes said.