South Burnett community groups share in more than $210,000
COMMUNITY groups across the region have scored a share in more than $210,000 as successful applicants of round 100 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
The fund gives Queensland's not-for profit groups the opportunity to apply for grants from between $500 and $35,000, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for communities.
Kingaroy Baconfest, Kumbia and District Golf Club and Murgon Sports Association each received the maximum funding amount of $35,000.
Festival organisers will put the money towards the purchase of equipment and the running of the event, while the golf club will use the funds to buy a mower, and the sporting association will install CCTV and buy a tractor with its share.
The region's up-and-coming football stars will benefit from the $34,888 granted to the Barambah United Football Club which will be used to build a clubhouse and install a grandstand.
The Kilkivan Great Horse Ride Festival has received a boost of $34,550 to ensure the continued success of the event.
The South Burnett Endurance Riders Association was granted $14,900 to buy a metabolic recording system and traffic signage.
The Murgon Men's Shed will install a solar system and construct walls thanks to the boost of $17,000, while games of bingo at Nanango RSL are set to improve when the club uses its $12,770 to buy electronic bingo equipment.
The Yarraman Menmorial Hall Society will use $4900 to upgrade chairs, and the South Burnett Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation will put $3098 towards buying IT equipment.
About $55 million in grants is distributed by the Gambling Community Benefit Fund each year.
The next round of grants close on August 31, and applications will be open in coming weeks.