The Proston Car Rally Club received $35,000 for equipment, tractor and upgrades in the latest round of funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
The Proston Car Rally Club received $35,000 for equipment, tractor and upgrades in the latest round of funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Claudia Williams

South Burnett community groups share grant success

MEMBER for Nanango, Deb Frecklington has congratulated 14 South Burnett community groups that have been successful in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Ms Frecklington said more than $310,000 would be shared amongst the groups for community projects, infrastructure upgrades and equipment.

"We have some excellent grant writers here in the South Burnett and they have been really successful this round in achieving a great range of grants," she said.

"I would like to congratulate these hardworking clubs and the volunteers who put their time into securing these worthwhile projects that will greatly benefit our community."

The successful South Burnett groups in Round 101 of the GCBF include:

  •  Barambah Garden Club: $923 for IT equipment
  •  Barambah Local Justice Group: $21,990 for a vehicle
  •  Blackbutt Singers: $4650 to purchase equipment
  •  Coolabunia SS P&C: $9825 to purchase music equipment
  • Crow FM: $24,665 to purchase a generator
  •  Kingaroy Aero Modellers: $4580 to install solar
  •  Kingaroy Senior Soccer: $35,000 to install field lighting
  •  Murgon Golf Club: $29,975 for airconditioning
  •  Nanango Bowls Club: $28,286 for an irrigation system
  •  Proston Car Rally Club: $35,000 for equipment, tractor and upgrades
  •  Proston Men's Shed: $35,000 to construct amenities facility
  •  SB Junior Motorcycle Club: $35,000 to purchase a bobcat
  •  SB Karate Assoc: $12,298 to purchase equipment
  •  Taabinga SS: $28,840 to install playground equipment
  •  Yarraman Men's Shed: $29,657 to upgrade facility and purchase tools

"I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to consider applying for a Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant to help achieve their goals," Ms Frecklington said.

There are now five rounds of funding each financial year, and the next round closes on October 31.

For more information, call Ms Frecklington's office on 4190 7100, or head to https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants.