Gold Coast community groups to share in almost $1,000,000 of funding

FORTY-EIGHT community groups on the Gold Coast are set to share in almost one million dollars of funding from the latest round of the state government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The Palaszczuk Government yesterday injected $13.3 million into 589 community groups across Queensland.

On the Gold Coast, more than $200,000 has been distributed to groups in Currumbin, $138,000 for those in Gaven, and $111,000 for Coomera, while groups in Southport and Burleigh will each share in more than $80,000.


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The big winners include the Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club, Palm Beach Currumbin Rugby Union Club, Volunteer Marine Rescue (Currumbin), and Nobbys Beach Surf Life Saving Club who’ll all receive $35,000 each.

The Helensvale State School Parents and Citizens Association will also get $35,000, as will the Silkwood Community Care Association in Gaven, while the Palm Beach Currumbin Australian Football Club will benefit from $34,000.

The Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Club and the Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society will each receive more than $33,000.

The Nerang B.M.X Club will receive almost $28,000, while the North Gold Coast Seahawks Basketball will receive $28,452 to purchase IT equipment and a shooting machine.

Scroll down to view a full list of recipient.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the funding was to help improve community facilities.

“This is very exciting news for the region. I am very happy that these groups will be receiving these funds, so they can continue the work they do in our community,” she said.

“The Palaszczuk Government is supporting vital services and sporting clubs in the Gold Coast region through these grants. These groups do so much for our region, and we want to support them wherever we can.

“We recognise how vital the work is for these local groups, and that is why we contribute millions of dollars every round as part of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.”

Mrs D’Ath said that applications for the next round of funding close on 31 August.

“This fund is Queensland’s single largest one-off grants program. It distributes $53 million a year to our vital community services,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“These grants are worth between $500 and $35,000, and can be applied for online.

“I encourage any not-for-profit organisations to get in quickly and apply before the deadline.”

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BEAUDESERT: $224,238

  • Beaudesert Bowls Club Inc – $20,000
  • Beaudesert Golf Club Inc – $17,500
  • Boonah and District Cultural Foundation Inc – $1,380
  • Boonah Gliding Club Inc – $17,000
  • Boonah State School Parents and Citizens Association – $10,599
  • Jimboomba Cricket Association Inc – $16,170
  • Jimboomba United Football Club Inc – $25,000
  • Maroon School of Arts Inc – $35,000
  • Moogerah Passion Play Association Inc – $5,159
  • Mt Alford School of Arts Inc – $3,630
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Maroon Rural Fire Brigade – $35,000
  • All Saints Parents and Friends Association Boonah – $12,800
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Beaudesert – $25,000

BURLEIGH: $88,830.26

  • Burleigh Junior Australian Football Club Inc – $28,407
  • Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club Inc – $35,000
  • Burleigh Heads Scout Group – $25,423.26

COOMERA: $111,902

  • Brigalow Country Community Club Inc – $34,525
  • Helensvale State School Parents and Citizens Association – $35,000
  • North Gold Coast Seahawks Basketball Incorporated – $28,452
  • Qld East Maori Rugby League Club Incorporated – $13,925

CURRUMBIN: $200,400

  • Capri Sharks Hockey Club Inc – $34,570
  • Coolangatta Croquet Club Inc – $10,000
  • Palm Beach Currumbin Australian Football Club Inc – $34,000
  • Palm Beach Currumbin Rugby Union Club Inc – $35,000
  • Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Club Inc – $33,700
  • Tugun Progress Association Inc – $8,130
  • U3A Twin Towns Incorporated – $10,000
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue Currumbin Inc – $35,000

GAVEN: $138,231.20

  • Big Picture Industries Inc – $8,174
  • Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society Inc – $33,500
  • Liberty Community Connect Inc – $12,714
  • Nerang B.M.X. Club Inc – $27,843.20
  • Pacific Pines Junior Australian Rules Football Club Inc – $21,000
  • Silkwood Community Care Association Inc – $35,000

MERMAID BEACH: $54,499.99

  • Albatross Nippers Inc – $4,499.99
  • Nobbys Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc – $35,000
  • Varsity College – $15,000

MUDGEERABA: $36,775.68

  • Clover Hill State School Parents and Citizens Association – $13,566.68
  • Mudgeeraba Uniting Church – $23,209

SOUTHPORT: $80,668.70

  • Allstars Netball Club – Gold Coast Inc – $16,430.70
  • Gold Coast Employment Support Service Inc – $16,156
  • Gold Coast Seniors Onthenet Association Inc – $5,894
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Southport State Emergency Service – $938
  • Queensland Naval Brigade Historical Association Southport Volunteer Company Inc – $7,000
  • Southport Croquet Club Inc – $20,500
  • The Well Sails Inc – $13,750

SURFERS PARADISE: $30,997

  • Gold Coast Potters’ Association Inc – $20,000
  • North End Boardriding Club Inc – $10,997

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