Tuesday 15th May 2017

Noosa Cash Splash

State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP today announced that four local not for profit groups shared in $43,916.20 worth of state government grants from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Grateful and deserving recipients included:

  • Noosa Arts Theatre Inc – $16,100.20 to upgrade stage lighting and sound
  • Peregian Beach Kindergarten and Pre School Association Inc – $9,516 to install air conditioning
  • The Noosa Croquet Club Inc – $6,300 to purchase a ride-on mower
  • United Synergies Ltd – $12,000 to purchase equipment

“This funding ensures these vital groups can purchase equipment and complete upgrades so they can continue providing valuable services to their local communities,” Mr Elmes said.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is administered by the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation and collects revenue generated by gambling and puts it back into the community.

“The fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program and distributes about $53 million a year to communities across Queensland

“Local not-for-profit groups are the backbone of our community and all levels of government play an important role in ensuring they get the vital funds they need to continue providing services and assisting their local areas,” Mr Elmes said.

Round 93 is currently open and will close on Wednesday 31st May.

For more information about the community benefit grants and other funding schemes, visit www.qld.gov.au/community/community-organisations-volunteering/funding-grants-resources.