Douglas community share Jan GCB funding
Tuesday January 21st 2014
Six local community organisations in the Port Douglas and Mossman region have shared in more than $120, 000 worth of funding under the latest round of the State Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
David Kempton, Member for Cook, welcomed the funding which will help not-for-profit organisations provide important programs and services to residents in the region.
“The revenue for these one-off grants is sourced from gaming taxes placed on Golden Casket lotteries, wagering, keno and gaming machines,” he said.
“I am thrilled to see that recognition flow through to hard working groups here in the Far North.”
Sharing in the funding will be the Port Douglas Football Club who will receive $31,818 towards a new storage shed, Tangaroa Blue Foundation who will receive $26, 475, Mossman Community Playgroup will get $31, 818 and the Douglas Sailing Club are set to score more than $19,000.
Other successful groups include the Mossman/ Port Douglas Cancer Council volunteer brank, and Douglas Shire Community Services.
“The funding for the Tangoara Blue will be used to purchase equipment for their marine debris program,” Mr Kempton said.
“I also know that the members of the Port Douglas Sailing Club have been applying for funding for many years with no success, I was happy to assist them as a referee for this application and thankfully they have finally been recognised by the Newman Government.
“This money will enable them to upgrade their club house and, hopefully, attract new members.”
The latest round of the GCBF will see more than 450 local community groups in Queensland share in excess of $10 million.
Acting Attorney-General and Minister for Justice David Crisafulli said the Gambling Community Benefit Fund provided one-off grants of up to $35,000 every three months with applications for the next round of funding closing at the end of February 2014.
For more information or to apply for a grant visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants