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Deb congratulates South Burnett groups on funding success

3rd February 2020

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington has congratulated fourteen South Burnett 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 $295,000 for infrastructure upgrades and equipment.

“We have some excellent grant writers in the South Burnett 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 South Burnett groups in Round 102 of the GCBF include:

  • Kingaroy Clay Target Club – Purchase of clay target traps
  • Kingaroy Golf Club – Paint clubhouse interior and upgrade flooring
  • Murgon Business Development Assoc – Hosting of the Easter Fair
  • Nanango Hospital Auxiliary – Purchase of palliative care equipment
  • Nanango Theatre Company – Install interchangeable sign
  • Proston Qld – Install air-conditioning and purchase equipment
  • SB Childhood Cancer Support Inc – Purchase equipment
  • Kingaroy RSPCA – Purchase Trailer
  • Ballogie Rural Fire Brigade – Upgrade kitchen and office
  • South Nanango Rural Fire Brigade – Upgrade facility
  • SB Little Athletics Centre – Purchase equipment and install solar
  • SB Musical Comedy Society – Construct shed
  • Taabinga SS P&C – Install play fort, sand pit and fencing
  • St Mary’s Catholic Parish – Paint Parish Hall

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