Grants back grassroots groups

Community groups across Nudgee have shared in the state-wide pool of $13.3 million in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard said that each year, the State Government returned more than $50 million from gaming revenue directly back to local communities.

Ms Linard praised volunteers who gave up their free time to help strengthen their communities.

“The benefits these organisations generate are enormous. These groups are the backbone of our community,” Ms Linard said.

“In Nudgee three community groups were successful in receiving grants that totalled $42,861.83”, Ms Linard said.

The recipients were:

Multicap’s Monte Lupo Gallery Café, Banyo received $11,034.55 for upgrading their facility;

Technical Aid to the Disabled QLD Inc received $16,372.73 for extending a workshop and purchasing equipment;

Geebung Bowls Club Inc received $15,454.55 for refurbishing bowling greens.

“This week I visited Technical Aid to the Disabled QLD (TADQ) at Banyo to congratulate them and tour the workshop which will now be extended thanks to this grant. The TADQ team of dedicated staff and volunteers work to provide technical support to people with disabilities and the frail aged”, said Ms Linard.

Applications for the next round of grants opens in mid-July and closes on August 31.

Media Contact: Nudgee Electorate Office, Ph 3638 7100
Photo: Leanne Linard MP with TADQ staff Maureen and Grant and volunteers Ian & Michael

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