Local community groups share in $25,000

THANKS to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, two local community groups within the Coomera Electorate will share more than $25,000.

The Pimpama Island & Districts Community and the Gold Coast Lacrosse Club received a combined $25,607.27 from State Government Funding.

Member for Coomera, Michael Crandon has welcomed the allocation.


The break up and purpose of the funds to these Coomera Electorate community groups will see $22,000 allocated to the Pimpama Island & Districts Community which will go towards upgrading their building.

The Gold Coast Lacrosse Club will receive $3,607 to install share structures.

“These groups work for the benefit of our local communities and I’m thrilled they have received these funds to help them in their endeavours,” Mr Crandon said.

The Newman Government recognised the struggle for funding is constant and that it is wonderful to provide much-needed financial support through these grants every few months.

It’s part of millions of dollars provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

“These grants are designed for approved not-for-profit organisations and are not intended to replace existing sources of support for these organisations,” he said.

“I encourage all groups in the community to apply for the next round of funding before the end of February 2014.

For more information or to see a full list of recipients please visit www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on ‘grants’