Scenic Rim community groups can now apply for the next round of grants

FUNDS: The Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Club is among local groups to benefit. Image from downhill racing event at Kooralbyn. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
FUNDS: The Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Club is among local groups to benefit. Image from downhill racing event at Kooralbyn. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

COMMUNITY groups in the Scenic Rim will share in over $300,000 of grant funding awarded through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Scenic Rim MP Jon Krause said more than $15 million had now been allocated to community groups in his electorate since 2012.

Mr Krause said in the Beaudesert district, three groups would share nearly $100,000 in funding and the money would make a huge difference to the successful local groups.

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

"It is wonderful to see that these community groups will be able to install facilities and purchase equipment to help them maintain their services.

"I commend these groups for the wonderful work they do and encourage other community groups to apply for Round 105 of the GCBF."

Mr Krause said not-for-profit groups could apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 with applications open now and set to close on April 30.

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 by calling 5515 1100.

Local organisations to receive funding in the last round were

  • Beaudesert & District Tennis $35,000 to upgrade tennis courts
  • Beaudesert Cutting & Western Club $27,939 to construct announcer box and install PA system
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council $34,000 to purchase digital library equipment