Beaudesert's Selwyn Park and Scenic Rim Motorsports get gambling grants

The Beaudesert Cutting & Western Club received more than $27,000 earlier this year.
The Beaudesert Cutting & Western Club received more than $27,000 earlier this year.

ROUND 105 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund will dole out more than $150,000 of grant funding in the Scenic Rim.

MP Jon Krause said more than 17 million dollars had been allocated to community groups in the Scenic Rim through various grants since he was elected in 2012.

In Beaudesert, two groups have been approved for more than $34,000 in funding and Mr Krause said the money would make a huge difference.

Selwyn Park received the nod for a $34,000 grant to install a shed and Scenic Rim Motorsports was allocated $685.90 for medical equipment.

Selwyn Park Sporting Management Association president Ray Weir said it was good news for the facility.

"This was part of a ten-year plan for Selwyn Park," he said.

"We have an old shed that needs shifting and now we have the money to do it.

"It will give us more room for storing machinery and equipment.

"Hopefully it will be finished by Christmas."

Mr Krause said he was happy for the groups who were successful in securing funds.

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

"I commend these groups for the wonderful work they do and encourage other community groups to apply for Round 107 of the GCBF. Not-for-profit groups can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 - applications are open now and close on October 31."

To apply for the program visit: or for more information contact Jon Krause's office via email or phone 5515 1100.