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Local groups bolstered by $12.7M in grants funding

Gin Gin and District Historical Society
The Gin Gin and District Historical Society will use the funding to restore deteriorating wagons at the museum on Mulgrave Street.

Bundaberg Region community groups are set to benefit from more than $12.7 million in funding from the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants.

Eight groups from around the region, including the Gin Gin and District Historical Society, Gin Gin Bowls Club, Elliott Heads Bowls Club and Bundaberg Woodworkers Guild, will all receive funding for various projects.

President of the Gin Gin and District Historical Society, Paul Rushbrook, said the funding amount of $16, 769.75 had come at the perfect time and would be used to restore deteriorating wagons at the museum on Mulgrave Street.

“These wagons are used within our exhibitions but have been deterioating for some time,” he said.

“They will be fitted with new wheel, timber and paint so they can be on display again for the public to enjoy.”

Mr Rushbrook said without the funding, the Gin Gin and District Historical Society would not be able to afford the replacement parts.

“We are a not-for-profit organisation and without this money, we couldn't do the work,” he said.

“Now, these wagons will be able to be showcased for another 20 years.”

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman recently announced the successful organisations and opened the latest round of grants for application.

“Our not-for-profit organisations are the heart and soul of Queensland communities,” Minister Fentiman said.

“These grants will help these hard-working groups continue and build on their work, and help deliver relevant services to our locals.”

Minister Fentiman said successful organisations would be using their funding to purchase new items such as: sporting equipment; upgrade websites; to host events; or develop education programs.

“Local businesses and suppliers are set to benefit too as many of our community groups turn to them to purchase equipment, and for building services giving a much-needed boost to our economy, especially in regional Queensland,” the Minister said.

“If you belong to a not-for-profit group and have a need for funding for an item or project between $500 and $35,000, I encourage you to go online and apply for the next round of funding.”

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Gin Gin Bowls Club has received funding as part of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The list of local recipients includes:

  • Bullyard Hall Sports & Recreation Club Inc.
    Purchase and Install Water Tank and Pump 6,363.99
  • Bundaberg And District Junior Tennis Association Inc
    Purchase Equipment and Upgrade Facility 29,524.50
  • Bundaberg Woodworkers' Guild Inc
    Extend Existing Shed and Purchase Storage Shed $35,000
  • Bundy Dragons Bundaberg Dragon Boat Club Inc.
    Purchase Marquee and Tablecloth $4,500
  • Gin Gin & District Historical Society Inc
    Restore Wooden Carriage $16,769.75
  • Gin Gin Bowls Club Inc
    Install Solar System and Paint Building $24,300
  • Childers District Mens Shed Association Inc
    Construct Safe Access to Shed, Car Parks and Loading Area $35,000
  • Elliott Heads Bowls Club Inc.
    Upgrade Facility $35,000
Verna McMah, Garry Collins and Cherryl Johnston at the Elliott Heads Bowls Club. The organisation will be receiving funding as part of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants.

To view the full list of recipients from Round 107 or apply for Round 109 visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants

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