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Deb congratulates Somerset groups on funding success

3rd February 2020

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington has congratulated four Somerset community groups who have been successful in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants.

Mrs Frecklington said the groups will share in more than more than $86,000 for infrastructure upgrades and equipment.

“We have some excellent grant writers in the Somerset and I’d like to congratulate them on achieving a great range of grants for projects that will greatly benefit our community,” Mrs Frecklington said.

The successful Somerset groups in Round 102 of the GCBF include:

  • Esk Bowls Club - for a water tank and equipment
  • Esk Jockey Club – to purchase a tractor
  • Kilcoy Motorcycle Club – to upgrade the canteen and install a grandstand shelter
  • Toogoolawah Bowls Club – to install a solar system

Mrs Frecklington encouraged local groups to consider applying for a Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant to help achieve their goals.

“These grants are now offered over five rounds per year and offer a significant opportunity for community groups to work on important projects,” she said.

“It’s important to note that there have been some recent changes to the Guidelines and groups should head the GCBF website to check these changes and ensure their applications meet all requirements.

The next Gambling Community Benefit Fund round closes on 29 February. For more information give Deb’s office or call on 4190 7100, or head to https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants