[singlepic id=191 w=320 h=240 float=left]More than $102,000 will be provided to Mulgrave community groups in the latest round of Queensland Government gaming grants.

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt today announced the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund recipients, saying the money will help meet the ongoing demand for community services.

“The people behind the organisations face a daily challenge of meeting the needs of their local area and always do this with a smile,” Mr Pitt.

“These government grants will hopefully broaden their smiles while continuing to help fulfil the needs of Queenslanders.”

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund uses a percentage of state revenue raised from gaming activities to offer grants of up to $35,000 to assist community organisations in Queensland.

[singlepic id=193 w=320 h=240 float=left]Since its inception, more than 36,800 applications have been funded, totalling in excess of $451 million.

Last year the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) introduced an online grants management system, which allows community groups and not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding via its website.

“The new process is part of our efforts to reduce red-tape, and it’s been working well,” Mr Pitt said.

Community groups and not for profit organisations can now apply for solar sport and community group grants through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

A full list of Gambling Community Benefit Fund recipients for Mulgrave is listed below:

  • Yarrabah PCYC – $27,272 for purchase of sports equipment and resources
  • Innisfail Community Preschool & Kindergarten – $22,065 to install outdoor covered area
  • Positive Ageing Cairns – $21,863 to purchase equipment and provide volunteer training
  • Goondi Scout Group – $14,442 to upgrade perimeter fencing
  • Endeavour Industries Innisfail – $9,185 to purchase chairs, wood and computers
  • Innisfail Cowboys Junior Rugby League – $6,400 for purchase of catering equipment
  • Innisfail and District Historical Society – $884 to install lighting.

To apply for community benefit fund grants, visit the OLGR website at www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘grants’.

If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling, please contact the Gambling Helpline on 1800 222 050, or visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au

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