47 Community Groups to Share in over $1.1 million of funding

More than 700 community groups in Queensland, including 47 in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs, will benefit from $14.1 million worth of grants as part of Round 97 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Gambling Community Benefit FundAttorney General Yvette D’Ath says community groups in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs would share in over $1.1 million worth of funding.

“In this latest round of funding announced today, local clubs and community groups were big winners with the Goondiwindi and District Historical Society, Willowburn Football Club, Toowoomba Turf Club and Kiyua Performing Arts benefiting from grants that will help them improve their facilities.”

“Glen Alpin State School will benefit from a grant of $30 000 to upgrade one of their current playgrounds which I know the students will be excited to see and play on.

“This is exciting news for these groups and allows them to fund projects that would have otherwise been out of reach. It is wonderful to see these groups receiving funds that will allow them to improve the services they provide to the local community.”

“These groups are the backbone of the community and the Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting them as much as possible.”

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is the state’s largest one-off grants program and provides about $53 million a year to our vital community groups.

A full list of successful applications from Round 97 in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs are listed below.
• Goondiwindi and District Historical Society $8 905
• Goondiwindi Motorcycle Club $35,000
• Lions Club of Millmerran $29 083
• Texas Clay Target Club $18 000
• Goondiwindi and District Cricket Club $30 250
• The Summit Hall Assoc $15 000
• Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre $31 284
• Waggamba Landcare Group $1 500
• Warwick Pentath Runners $13 000
• Clifton & District Progress Assoc $15 545
• Crows Nest Cooyar Masonic Hall $24 341
• Goombungee-Haden Ag Hort & Pastoral Society $33 363.64
• Glenvale State School P&C $15 000
• Harristown State School $35 000
• Kiyua Performing Arts $19 640
• Short Circuit Motor Sport Assoc $28 300
• Southern District Magpies Cricket Club $19 350
• Toowoomba Hospital Foundation $18 150
• Toowoomba Valleys Junior Rugby League $30 779.91
• Friends of Peacehaven Botanic Park $35 000
• Ignite Queensland $20 000
• PCYC Toowoomba $20 000
• Southwest Qld Emus $20 000
• The Glennie Swimming Club $22 678
• Toowoomba Choral Society $29 778
• Toowoomba Turf Club $30 000
• Willowburn Football Club $34 850
• Allora Tennis Club $27 902
• Billa Billa Sporting and Recreation Club $7 178.67
• Glen Alpin State School $30 000
• KS & RS Campdraft Sub-Committee $30 000
• Cecil Plains History Group $32 000
• Showflakes In Stanthorpe $30 426
• Southern Downs Football Academy $21 000
• Sporting Shooters Association of Australia – Millmerran $16 000
• Stanthorpe Carlton United Football Club $6 500
• Stanthorpe Golf Club $35 000
• Stanthorpe Jockey Club $35 000
• Oakey Agricultural Pastoral and Rodeo Socity $35 000
• Pilton Soldier’s Memorial Hall Committee $15 000
• Pittsworth Rugby League Football Club $29 188.80
• Southbrook Linthorpe Rural Fire Brigade $30 731
• RSL Djuan and District Sub Branch $25 790
• The Crow’s Nest District Men’s Shed $34 997
• QCWA – Crows Nest $34 730
• Toowoomba Polocrosse Club $35 000
• Women of Lot Feeding $16 400