Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington has congratulated Kilkivan and Goomeri groups on their success in the recently announced Round 108 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.
Mrs Frecklington said the community groups will share in more than $115,000 for projects to improve infrastructure, purchase equipment and community transport.
“The grants which have been achieved by these groups will make a huge difference in our small townships,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“It’s wonderful to see that the Kilkivan & District Community Care Association has been awarded funds to purchase a community bus.
“This has been a long-term goal of the group to improve transport, health access and social connection for older members of the Kilkivan community.
“The Kilkivan Men’s Shed will also be celebrating as they have had to delay the opening of the new shed until they could construct a disability car park. This funding will allow the Shed to finally open.
“I am proud of my community, especially the hard working volunteer groups who give their time to make our region such a great place to live,” Mrs Frecklington said.
The successful organisations include:
“I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to consider applying for a Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant to help achieve their goals.”
For more information give my office or call on 4190 7100, or head to https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants
Photo: Visiting Kilkivan Men's shed