The Cairns Motorcycle Club, also known as Cairns MX Club, were successful in obtaining the maximum grant of $35,000 which they have used to purchase a new CASE SR130 Skid Steer Loader.
“I was pleased to attend the unveiling of the clubs new skid steer held during round two of their development series in Cairns.” Mr Pitt said.
“It was a huge win for the club in making them more self-sufficient and enabling their track maintenance team to maintain and upgrade their track more regularly with greatly reduced expenses.”
Caroline Liddle who was appointed as the clubs first dedicated Grants Officer was delighted with announcement.
“This is absolutely wonderful news and we are all immensely stoked and excited, it a great outcome in moving the Club forward.” she said.
The club has been operating since 1991 and is a not-for-profit run completely by volunteers for the benefit of the community.
The club hosts various races throughout the year at the Thompson Road track with the profits raised used to improve the track and facilities, including updating the equipment and promoting motorcycle sports education, training and participation initiatives.
Mr Pitt congratulated other clubs in Mulgrave to receive funding, including:
• Innisfail State College P&C, $17,278 to install a shade cover
• Edmonton Menshed, $34,952 to install new shed floor and purchase equipment
• Innisfail Tigers Soccer Club, $23,788 to purchase mower and equipment
• Southside Comets Football Club, $7,895 to purchase a ride on mower
• Djiru Warrangburra Aboriginal Corporation, $4,363.64 to conduct a cultural 3D modelling activity
• Gordonvale Primary P&C, $5,438.50 to purchase sports equipment
• Innisfail Community FM, $31,818.18 to purchase wireless components
• Menmuny Muesum Yarrabah, $29,090.90 to purchase equipment
• Innisfail State School P&C, $35,000 to install playground equipment
“I strongly urge all not-for-profit community groups to apply through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for their chance to access funds up to $35,000.” Mr Pitt said.
For more information on and to apply to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund visit www.justice.qld.gov.au and click on Community Benefit Funding Programs.