The Discovery Coast Sport and Recreation Association is just one of the community groups set for an Easter funding treat as they receive their share in over $12.4 million in the latest round of State Government community grants.
This much needed funding boost is delivered to hundreds of charities and not-for profits through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to provide invaluable frontline services to the local community.
Member for Burnett, Stephen Bennett, said the State Government recognised the financial pressure community groups face all year round and praised the support these grants offer every few months.
‘Whether it’s supporting sporting groups, assisting disabled young people or protecting lives and properties from raging bushfires, these groups are the backbone of our local communities and need our support,’ Mr Bennett said.
‘I’m delighted to congratulate the Discovery Coast Sport and Recreation Association on their successful grant of $33,550.’
‘They’ll be constructing a much needed equipment storage shed at the Sport and Recreation grounds.’
Mr Bennett said it was rewarding to see profits from gambling making a positive difference to the people of Burnett, as well as the volunteers who generously donate their time.
‘We have thousands of volunteers in Queensland, many of whom risk their lives to help others. It’s only fitting they have the necessary resources to conduct this vital work,’ he said.
‘These grants can make a huge difference so I encourage all groups in the community to apply for the next round of funding before the end of May 2014.’
‘This is fabulous,’ said Discovery Coast Sport & Rec Club Grants Officer Sarah Brennan. ‘These funds will enable us to build a storage shed for Little Athletics at the grounds. Everyone should come out and visit the Club on a Wednesday or Friday night and see just what has been achieved in the past few years,’ she said.
‘The grounds are looking a picture, and the facilities are improving all the time thanks to funding such as this, support from local businesses, and many hours of volunteer labour.’ ‘We are very grateful to the Community Benefit Fund for this funding.’
For more information or to see a full list of recipients please visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘Grants.