Gold Coast Animal Welfare League among 37 community groups set to share in $805,478 of funding

THIRTY-SEVEN community groups on the Gold Coast are set to share in almost $1 million funding from Queensland’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

In total, more than 600 community groups across the state will share in $13.7 million worth of grants from round 94 of the state Fund.

Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said $805,478 of that would go to 37 community groups on the Coast.


The Animal Welfare League’s Rehoming Centre at Coombabah will receive $20,000, while an additional $16,170 will go to the AWL’s Community Veterinary Clinic.

Volunteer Marine Rescue will get $35,000 to upgrade their base at Jacobs Well, while Coomera Cubs Baseball Club will get $34,000 to upgrade their playing and training grounds.

The Kokoda Youth Foundation will also receive $35,000 to construct a new low ropes course.

See a full list if recipients below.

“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,” Ms Scanlon said.

“This is exciting news for these groups and allows them to fund projects that would have otherwise been out of reach.”

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said community groups played an important role in the community.

“It is wonderful to see these groups receiving funds that will allow them to improve the services they provide to the local community,” she said.

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

Applications for the 95th round of funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund are now open.

Grants are worth between $500 and $35,000 and are available for not-for-profit, community-based organisations. Applications close February 28.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Who’s getting what? See below a full list of successful applications from Round 94, by electorate:

  • Labrador District Guides Queensland – $35,000
  • YMCA Musgrave Hill – $6,670
  • Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc, Gold Coast Rehoming Centre – $20,000
  • Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc – $13,150
  • Gold Coast Community Veterinary Clinic, Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc – $16,170
  • Gold Coast District Neighbourhood Watch Incorporated – $7,225
  • Runaway Bay Cricket Club Incorporated – $19,800
  • Burleigh Heads Kindergarten and Pre School Association Inc – $10,000
  • Palm Beach (Qld) Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated – $20,000
  • Retreat For Kids Inc – $20,000
  • Bethlehem Pre-School Kindergarten Association Inc – $6,500
  • Ormeau Touch Association Inc – $35,000
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue Jacobs Well Assn Inc – $35,000
  • Tallebudgera Pony Club Inc – $35,000
  • Tugun Surf Life Saving Club Inc – $26,900
  • Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club Incorporated – $24,213
  • Nerang & Districts Meals on Wheels – $34,850
  • Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Australia Queensland Branch Inc – $12,000
  • Worongary State School Parents and Citizens Association – $35,000
  • Life Education Centre Foundation Queensland Inc – $33,535
  • Mermaid beach A.E.M.E. Surf Life Saving Club Inc – $22,279.50
  • Miami State High School – $20,000
  • Community Support Agency Ltd – $35,000
  • Gold Coast Baseball Officials Association Inc – $20,000
  • Hinterland Football Club Inc – $35,000
  • Mudgeeraba Bowls Club Inc – $24,959.50
  • Able Australia Services – $6,519
  • Bridging the Gap – Job Help Gold Coast Inc – $6,956
  • Cancer Council Queensland – $17,260
  • Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland – $9,786.50
  • Kokoda Youth Foundation Inc – $35,000
  • Lions Club of Ashmore Inc – $2,748.76
  • The Spotlight Theatrical Company – $34,302.72
  • Artists Envision Health Inc – $7,117.47
  • Coomera Crushers Rugby Union Club Inc – $33,536
  • Coomera Cubs Baseball Club – $34,000
  • Copticare Qld Inc – $15,000

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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