More than 60 Gold Coast community groups to receive share of $1.2 million

Exciting news for dozens of community groups across the Gold Coast, with the revelation they’re set to receive a share in over $1.2 million worth of grants!

Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon announced the funding was part of Round 97 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, which is the state’s largest one-off grants program.

“In this latest round of funding announced today, local clubs and community groups were big winners with the Gold Coast Knights Soccer Club, Nerang Men’s Shed, Pacific Pines State High School and the Kiwanis Club of Pacific Pines benefiting from grants that will help them improve their facilities,” Ms Scanlon said.


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“It was also great to see the Gold Coast and District Rugby Referees’ Association receive a grant of $9,345.42 to go towards some much-needed new equipment.”

Ms Scanlon said the groups are the backbone of the community, so it is “wonderful to see them receiving funds that will allow them to improve their services.”

In total, more than 700 community groups and local sporting clubs in Queensland received a share of $14.1 million worth of grants.

A full list of the Gold Coast Community Group funding recipients can be found below:

  • Gold Coast and District Rugby Referees’ Assoc – $9,345.42
  • Gold Coast Knights Soccer Club – $29,299.60
  • Kiwanis Club of Pacific Pines – $5,921.00
  • Nerang Men’s Shed – $9,970.00
  • Pacific Pines State School – $20,000.00
  • Vietnam Veterans’ Federation of Australia QLD Branch – $19,845.00
  • Coastal Charisma Chorus – $3,875.00
  • Labrador Sports Club – $35,000.00
  • Parkwood Heights Scout Group – $12,480.00
  • U3QA North Gold Coast – $8,996.00
  • Gold Coast Rehoming Centre – $34,029.95
  • Op Shops/AWLQ – $35,000.00
  • Quota International of Gold Coast – $4,500.00
  • Runaway Bay Baseball Club – $20,000.00
  • Burleigh Cricket Club – $35,000.00
  • Rotary Club of Burleigh Heads – $32,000.00
  • South Coast Netball Assoc – $20,000.00
  • Beenleigh Rehoming Centre – $13,266.00
  • Nepalese Community Gold Coast – $4,300.00
  • Boomerang Bags Inc – $3,606.54
  • Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club – $35,000.00
  • Currumbin Creek Paddlers Club – $4,500.00
  • Dragons Abreast – Gold Coast – $3,300.00
  • Lions Club of Burleigh Heads – $3,200.00
  • Surf Life Saving Qld Point Danger – $24,385.00
  • Life Education Foundation Qld – $19,631.00
  • Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Supporters – $9,623.00
  • North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club – $19,030.00
  • Robina Braves Baseball Club – $7,220.00
  • Surfers Paradise Brass Band Assoc – $20,000.00
  • Giddy Up Gold Coast – $10,000.00
  • Gold Coast and Hinterland Spinners and Weavers Group – $5,388.00
  • Gold Coast Model Flying Club – $1,000.00
  • Hinterland District Netball Assoc – $2,620.00
  • Lifeflight Foundation – $32,775.00
  • Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum – $29,000.00
  • Mudgeeraba Special School P&C – $35,000.00
  • NV Riders Assoc – $35,000.00
  • Springbrook Men’s Shed – $14,708.00
  • The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society – $35,000.00
  • Beaudesert and District Cricket Assoc – $12,210.00
  • Beaudesert Cycling Club – $9,630.00
  • Beaudesert State School – $20,000.00
  • Boonah Shire Disability Support Group – $15,456.82
  • Fassifern Horse and Pony Club – $600.00
  • Fassifern Netball Assoc – $30,283.00
  • Guides Qld Beaudesert District Guides – $35,000.00
  • Historical Society of Beaudesert – $34,950.00
  • Lions Club of Fassifern – $34,500.00
  • Purga Elders and Descendants Aboriginal Corp – $34,926.80
  • Tarome Rural Fire Brigade – $29,260.00
  • Queensland Motorised Sports Officials Assoc – $25,166.00
  • SEQ K9 Rescue – $5,454.28
  • Tamborine Mountain Bridge Club – $9,520.00
  • Tamborine Mountain Garden Club – $15,587.00
  • The Beaudesert Gymnastics Club – $35,000.00
  • QCWA Wonglepong Branch – $10,424.00
  • Ashmore Men’s Shed – $35,000.00
  • Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society – $3,124.00
  • Gold Coast District Orchid Society – $3,124.00
  • Queensland Counsellors Assoc – $1,897.00
  • Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club – $25,500.00
  • Everyone Deserves Music – $2,115.00
  • Rotary Club of Broadbeach – $35,000.00
  • Surfers Paradise Apollo Soccer Club – $34,100.00
  • Surfers Paradise Rugby Union Club – $15,000.00

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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