By Jeremy Cook
Several Granite Belt community and sporting groups will bask in cash boosts of up to $35,000 in the Queensland government’s latest round of grant funding.
Seven organisations from locations such as Stanthorpe, Ballandean and Amiens were named among more than 600 groups statewide in round 118 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
The biggest winners were Granite Belt Support Services and the Stanthorpe and District Cricket Association who both received $35,000 to respectively fund the purchase of a motor vehicle and changing room upgrades.
Other winners included Stanthorpe Rugby League Club, Ballandean Football Club, Stanthorpe International Club, Stanthorpe Amateur Swimming and Life Saving Club, and the Amiens History Association.
Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath encouraged clubs and not-for-profit organisations which missed out on funding to apply for the next round of grants which has already opened.
“Any groups thinking about improving, upgrading or expanding their services are encouraged to keep an eye on the website for the next round of funding,” Ms D’Ath said.
Gambling Community Benefit Fund Winners:
– Amiens History Association – $5,138 to purchase coffee machine and fridge
– Ballandean Football Club – $34,1555 to upgrade field
– Granite Belt Support Services – $35,000 to purchase a motor vehicle
– Stanthorpe and District Cricket Association – $35,000 to upgrade change rooms
– Stanthorpe Amateur Swimming and Life Saving Club – $13,777 to purchase pool lane ropes
– Stanthorpe International Club – $25,000 to install air conditioning
– Stanthorpe Rugby League Club – $34,250 to renovate Change Rooms