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Monday, 09 May 2011 11:09

QLD Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants

Hundreds of not-for-profit community groups from across Queensland will share in more than $9.5 million worth of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.


The grants will be available to, including, grassroots sporting and social clubs, P & Cs and service providers like the Endeavour Foundation and Red Cross.


The grants to community groups, will be available for purposes such as renovations, facility upgrades, sporting and musical equipment and support programs.


In the current round, more than $1 million in Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants were distributed to more than 100 groups to help them ‘go green’.


Deputy Premier and minister responsible for gaming regulation, Paul Lucas said community groups affected by the recent natural disasters in Queensland would be shown flexibility in their funding arrangements with the four community benefit fund programs.


“The priorities of many grant applicants may have changed in the wake of these natural disasters, and variations and extensions may be required to implement the community group’s intended plans,” he said.


“The funds administrator, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation, is well aware of the situation and is on hand to accommodate those affected.”

Those needing funding flexibility or support should contact OLGR on 13 QGOV (13 74 68).


The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is open to Queensland community and not-for-profit organisations and is derived from state revenue raised from gaming activities.


Groups can apply for grants of up to $35,000 (more for complex applications), to assist community organisations throughout Queensland to meet the ongoing demand for their services.


Since the fund started, more than 38,400 applications have been funded, totalling more than $481 million.


To apply for a grant simply visit the OLGR website at http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants


Applications for the next round of funding close on 31 May 2011.


4 May 2011.

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