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Grant boosts for local community organisations

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Bundaberg and District Meals on Wheels received the top grant amount in the annual GBF Super Round.

Bundaberg Region community organisations are among the 457 non-profit entities to have been awarded funding of up to $100,000 in the Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s (GBF) Super Round.

It's the annual Super Round of Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program which received a high calibre of outstanding and innovative applications that offered substantial benefit to Queensland communities.

Of the more than 450 successful recipients, 32 organisations received the top grant amount of $100,000 including Bundaberg and District Meals on Wheels which will use the money to extend their kitchen facility.

Other successful applicants from the region include Brave Brothers, Bucca Hall Recreation Club, Bundaberg Basketball, Bundaberg Steam Tramway Preservation Society, Bundaberg Youth Orchestra, Rotary Club of Childers Inc., Burnett Respite Services and Gin Gin and District Pony Club.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Yvette D’Ath said they would continue to support dedicated community groups who worked tirelessly to support members of the community.

“These grants are changing the lives of so many Queenslanders for the better and I’m so pleased to see these super-sized grants go to so many worthy organisations,” she said.

“[Community groups] play such an important role in Queensland, whether it’s supporting people doing it tough, keeping people safe or keeping us active.    

“My advice to any organisation or community group who missed out this time, is don’t give up and apply in the next round.”

The committee is currently working to have the following round (round 117) finalised.

To support organisations to access much needed funding, the closing date for Round 118 has been extended until midnight 15 September 2023.

Those groups that were unsuccessful for the Super Round now have more time to apply.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

For a full list of successful recipients of the Super Round (round 116) click here.

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