Centenary Not-for-Profit Community Groups Receive Funding

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The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) has provided funding to eight not-for-profit organisations in the Centenary area.

The funds were part of the one-off grants program, which distributes around $53 million each year to community groups in Queensland. The program allows non-profit organisations to apply for grants ranging from $500 to $35,000.

Grant Recipients

  • Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed. Recipients of the grants include the Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed, which is getting $29,000 to help it install solar and renovate its building. Also called Men’s Shed 100 Inc, the Seventeen Mile Rocks group provides a venue for men in the community to get together regularly and share common interests.
  • St Catherine’s Football Club. A new kitchen equipment will be purchased by Middle Park-based St Cats using the $25,002-grant it received from GCBF.
  • Good News Community Playgroup. The community playgroup based in Jamboree Heights will use the $21,230 grant to build softball areas. The playgroup provides indoor activities for children ages 0 to 5 years,
  • Centenary Combined Sporting Association. The Centenary group received funding of $20,000, which it will allocate for new office furniture and video equipment.
  • Western Districts Baseball Club. The amateur team based in Darra will be buying a new grandstand using the $17,998 grant it has received.
  • Parents and Citizens Association of Oxley State School. The P&C association of Oxley State School received $15,290 which it will use to purchase an industrial fan.
  • McLeod Country Golf Club. The Mount Ommaney golf club requested funding and received a grant of $10,000 to be used for roof repair and carpet replacement.
  • Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA). The Oxley branch of the QCWA received $7,200 from GCBF. It will use the money to buy a solar system for its facility.

The next round of funding by the GCBF will open in mid-July and will close on 31 August 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Need funding for your community group? Watch this tutorial to learn how to apply for a grant through the Gambling Community Fund.

Visit the GCBF website to learn more.

 

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