Community groups share in over $150,000

SEVEN Gold Coast community groups have received a healthy cash injection thanks to Jupiters Hotel and Casino.

The groups successfully scored a share in over $150,000 in funding through the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund and Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The biggest winner was the Nerang Community Respite Car Association, which walked away with $31,818. They were followed by the Broadwater Dragons Paddling Club who received a cool $28,640.


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“Many community workers volunteer hands-on coaching, caring and assisting others and yet find time to apply for funding to provide better facilities for those they help on a regular basis,” Member for Gaven, Dr Alex Douglas MP said.

“I thank these people for their commitment and generosity.”

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund provides one-off grants to Queensland not-for-profit community organisations, with revenues sourced from gaming taxes placed on Golden Casket lotteries, wagering, keno and gaming machines.

The Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund was established in 1987 and is funded from taxes on casinos paid to the Queensland Government by the Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast and Treasury Casino and Hotel, Brisbane.

Community groups who wish to apply for future funding will find further information at www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants.

FUNDING RECIPIENTS:

  • Gold Coast Amateur Radio society $10,000 to upgrade their transceivers and equipment.
  • Nerang Soccer Club $14,442.45 for the installation of shaded dugouts and $9,818 for the purchase of portable goals.
  • Vietnam Veterans Federation $23,260 for the purchase of a utility with tow bar.
  • Broadwater Dragons Paddling Club $28,640 for the purchase of equipment.
  • Gold Coast Knights Soccer Club Inc $10,9000 for the purchase of portable goals.
  • Nerang Community Respite Car Association $31,818 towards the purchase of a vehicle.
  • Nerang Senior Citizens Club $21,991 for the purchase of white goods and refurbishment of the club.

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