CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR QUEENSLAND COMMUNITY GROUPS

8th December 2021

Queensland’s Not-for-profits are set to celebrate Christmas with the Palaszczuk Government announcing the successful recipients of Queensland’s largest one-off grants program.

Everything from an animal shelter in the Torres Strait to vital medical equipment to help women who are suffering from the debilitating disease of endometriosis.

Member for Nicklin, Robert Skelton MP congratulated the 10 local recipients who will each take their share of close to $11 million of GCBF grant funding.

“These grants will be a welcome Christmas present to organisation in our communities who have worked so hard this year.

“Not-for profit community groups are the life blood of our state and the work they carry out is of great benefit to so many in Queensland.

“The Palaszczuk Government values the contribution these organisations make.
These grants are just one of the ways we support our local sporting clubs, invest in our P&Cs, assist vital services, look after our local fauna and upgrade local infrastructure.

“I’m incredibly proud to be able to deliver some Christmas cheer with this vital funding program that invests in our regions widespread and diverse communities.

Mr Skelton said that the calibre of applications in round 111 was first-class and a great spread of community groups have been awarded a grant.

Cooroora Woodworkers club received $20,000 to purchase a new woodworking machine, The Daniel Morcombe foundation received $20,000 to purchase a new vehicle, SCARS received just over $18,000 to purchase IT equipment and Yandina P&C received $25,000 to upgrade their tuckshop.

In 2022, there will be four rounds of GCBF funding – one round offering grants from $500 to $100,000 and the other three rounds offering grants from $500 to $35,000.

Round 113 will open early next year and will be a super round with grants of up to $100,000 being available.

Please keep in touch with the latest information online or on the GCBF Facebook page.

To view the full list of recipients from Round 111 visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants.