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Christmas comes early for Sandgate Electorate community groups

19 Dec 2016

Christmas has come early for community groups across the Sandgate Electorate with the recent announcement of the successful recipients of the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants (GCBF).

Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, congratulated the six not-for-profit groups across the electorate who will share in $109, 323.16 in funding under round 90 of the GCBF.

“For some businesses Christmas is a time to wind down, relax and reflect on the year that was but this often isn’t the case for our not-for-profit groups with local communities needing their support and services year round,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Delivering this funding, including $31, 818.18 for the Brighton Roosters Junior Rugby League Club to resurface their car park, $8, 978.63 for the Bracken Ridge Sports Association to equipment and $ $13, 447.27 for the Brighton District Soccer Club to construct a shed, for example, will assist these groups to plan ahead with confidence for 2017,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

Mr Hinchliffe said funding from the GCBF ensured sporting and community clubs can continue playing a crucial role for people throughout the region.

Mr Hinchliffe also said applying for funding is now the easiest for community groups, thanks to the new GCBF grants management system launched recently.

“Groups like these bind our communities together, and I encourage other community groups to take advantage of the new GCBF portal, which makes applications easier and quicker,” said Mr Hinchliffe.

“To apply for funding, groups now need to login to the portal, register their organisation and complete their application. They can use a range of devices and internet browsers to do this.

“When the application is received it can be viewed by the applicant in real-time and they can acquit or vary their grant.”

For further information or to view the list of successful recipients in round 90 visit .

A full list of successful applicants includes:
Brighton Roosters Junior Rugby League Club: $31, 818.18, Bracken Ridge Sports Association Incorporated: $ 8, 978.63, Brighton District Soccer Club: $13, 447.27,St John Fisher College Bracken Ridge Parents & Friends Association: $8, 434.54, Bracken Ridge State High School: $ $15,000 and Bracken Ridge Swimming Club Inc.: $ 31, 644.54