Local Community Groups Share in Most Recent Community Grants

Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald has passed on his congratulations to the electorate’s latest successful applicants to Round 106 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

‘In round 106, clubs and organisations in Lockyer were successful in receiving a combined total of over $200,000.’ said Mr McDonald. ‘This money will give a much-needed boost to some of Lockyer’s community groups and sporting clubs and allows them to continue doing the great work they do.’

Mr McDonald was delighted to receive news of the club’s success and encouraged any community organisations looking for assistance to apply.

Among the successful applicants were the Lowood RSL Sub-Branch who received $35,000 to cover the costs of relocating historical buildings.

Ma Ma Creek State School Parents and Citizens Association also received $35,000 to upgrade facilities at the school.

The GCBF is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program and distributes approximately $54 million a year to communities across Queensland.  It’s a great way for community organisations to get money for projects that might otherwise be out of reach. 

Round 108 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is now open, with applications closing at 11.59pm on the 28th of February 2021.  Mr McDonald said that he is always happy to provide support for the community and sporting groups that complete the application process and he encouraged nominees to continue applying if they were unsuccessful in previous rounds.

To apply for the program, visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants or for more information contact the Lockyer Electorate Office via email at [email protected] or phone at (07)53516100.