Queensland groups to receive $ 9,4 million

The programme distributes gambling taxes to not-for-profit community groups around Queensland.

Over 600 Queensland community groups will benefit from the Office of Liquor and Gaming’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Australia.- More than 600 community groups will receive almost AUD13 million (US9.4 million) in funding from the latest allocations from the Office of Liquor and Gaming’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is single statewide government funding program which distributes one-off grants from gambling taxes to not-for-profit community groups around Queensland on a quarterly basis.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath congratulated the 602 recipients who were chosen to receive funding in the round closing 30 November 2015.

“The Gambling Community Benefit Fund collects revenue generated by gambling and channels it into not-for-profit organisations every year,” said D’Ath.“The funding helps local sporting and community clubs and groups to fund all sorts of exciting projects that might otherwise have been out of reach. We’d be lost without the work and compassion of our not-for-profit community groups across Queensland.”

D’Ath added that “Not-for-profit community groups support some of the hardest working people in our State. The GCBF program is a great way to ensure these groups receive funding so they can continue their outstanding community work. For example, the Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme in Bundaberg will benefit from nearly $30,000 towards a school readiness program targeting kids in the area. Rural Fire Brigades around the state also will receive funding towards a range of different projects which will help improve emergency services in regional areas.”