Beaudesert Potters to get new equipment and aircon thanks to funding

POTTERY: The Beaudesert Potters at one of their regular workshops this year. Photo: Supplied
POTTERY: The Beaudesert Potters at one of their regular workshops this year. Photo: Supplied

ROUND 100 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund will see community groups in the Scenic Rim sharing in more than $168,000 of grant funding.

State LNP member Jon Krause said more than $15 million had been allocated to community groups in the Scenic Rim electorate through various grants since 2012.

Mr Krause said in the current round the Beaudesert Potters would receive $9900 and the money would make a huge difference to the successful local group.

"This terrific outcome would not have occurred without many hardworking volunteers giving their time and energy to complete the grant application process," he said.

Beaudesert Potters' vice president Ruth Armstrong said the group was grateful to Sue Weymouth from Beaudesert Newsagency for taking on that task.

"We are getting four brand new potter's wheels and an air conditioner thanks to Sue filling out the application and submitting it for us," she said.

"She has been fantastic, there should be more people in the world like her."

Ms Armstrong said the funding was appreciated, given that the Beaudesert Potters had added an extra day to their weekly schedule thanks to the increasing popularity of their craft.

"We now meet on Fridays as well as Wednesdays from 9.30am and have about 25 members," she said.

Ms Armstrong said having newly-installed air conditioning in the Potters' Den at the Beaudesert Arts and Information Centre, where the group meets, would make summer sessions a lot more bearable.

Mr Krause said in Round 102 of the GCBF, not-for-profit groups could apply for grants from $500 to $35,000, with applications to close on August 31.

To apply for the program visit: justice.qld.gov.au/grants or for more information contact Jon Krause's office via email scenicrim@parliament.qld.gov.au or phone 5515 1100.