North Burnett groups share in State Government funding

8th February 2018 5:00 PM
FUNDING GRANTED: Leah Trott (right) praised the efforts of Gayndah Little Athletics Photo: Adam McCleery FUNDING GRANTED: Leah Trott (right) praised the efforts of Gayndah Little Athletics Photo: Adam McCleery Adam McCleery

MORE than 70 Wide Bay and Burnett community groups will benefit from $13.7 million worth of grants as part of Round 94 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Gayndah Little Athletics is one of the big winners from the grants, receiving $35,000 to upgrade the long jump track.

Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said community groups in the Wide Bay Burnett region would share $1.7 million worth of funding.

"Community groups will benefit from grants that will help them purchase equipment and improve their facilities and services,” Mr Saunders said.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D'Ath said community groups played an important role in the community.

"It is wonderful to see these groups receiving funds that will allow them to improve the services they provide to the local community,” Mrs D'Ath said.

"These groups are the backbone of the community and the Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting them as much as possible.”

Applications for the next round of funding are now open and other sporting and community groups in the North Burnett are encouraged to apply.

"Grants are worth between $500 and $35,000 and applications are open to not-for-profit, community-based organisations,” Mrs D'Ath said

"I encourage any community organisations to apply for this funding.”

Applications will close on February 28.

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