A fund set up by the Queensland Government as part of the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 2 construction process has given a cash boost to five Gold Coast community groups in the city’s north.
Groups in the area surrounding the construction were given the opportunity to receive up to $10,000.
The CEO of GoldlinQ, which operates the city’s light rail, Phil Mumford said: “As construction moves ahead it is great to be able to support local groups that are working hard to make a positive difference for their community.”
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The successful applicants are:
- Parkwood Heights Scout Club – $8000 to assist with disability access to its clubhouse on Napper Road;
- Parkwood Rotary Club – $10,000 to help finish the installation of a shade cover at Arundel State School;
- Little Souls Taking Big Steps Limited – $3000 to help with supplies for facilities upgrades;
- Southport Girl Guides – $2000 for new IT and kitchen equipment;
- Arundel Park Riding for the Disabled – $2000 to help fund programs that help to improve members’ confidence and physical skills.