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14 Gladstone community groups to share in $309,000 of funding Fourteen sporting and community groups in the Gladstone region will benefit from the $13.7 million distributed as part of Round 96 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said community groups in the region would share $309,000 worth of funding. “In this latest round of funding announced today, community groups including Gladstone Men’s Shed Association, Gladstone West State School P&C, and Autism Queensland in Gladstone will benefit from grants that will help them purchase equipment and improve their facilities and services,” Mr Butcher said. “The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is the state’s largest one-off grants program and provides about $53 million a year to our vital community groups. “In the Gladstone Electorate, Ambrose State School will receive $34,650 to build shade structure, Gladstone South Swimming Club will get $30,354 to upgrade facilities and the Rotary Club of Gladstone-Port Curtis Inc will receive $35,000 to purchase a food van trailer. “These are vital injections of funding for groups that are the soul of our community. “The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is helping keep our sporting clubs and community groups alive – providing those items that aren’t necessarily easy to raise funds for but which are vital to their function. “Community groups are vital to the region and it is wonderful to see these groups receiving funds that will allow them to improve the services they provide to the local community.” The GCBF grants are worth between $500 and $35,000 and applications are open to not-for-profit, community-based organisations. There are four rounds a year. Applications are now open for Round 98, closing on August 31

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