Great news on grants for Logan community groups


Logan’s community organizations will share over $ 270,000 from the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants.

Logan member Linus Power shared the good news today and congratulated the 14 award winners.

“These grants allow for projects and services that truly benefit our local community,” said Mr. Power.

“This valuable funding will be used for projects such as new equipment for the Little Athletics Center in Jimboomba, a new plant growing facility at Yarrabilba State Secondary College and the modernization of the Cornubia Park Netball Association canteen.

“The government of Palaszczuk is extremely grateful for the role organizations play in supporting minority groups, creating opportunity and promoting community spirit and connectivity. “

Macalister MP Melissa McMahon said statewide nearly $ 11 million will go to 448 community non-profit groups in the latest round of the program.

“We want to help our local community groups thrive,” Ms. McMahon said.

“It’s great to see that HELP Employment will be able to buy a new bus, Sewing for Charity is using its grant to buy an embroidery machine and the Eliminators Hot Rod & American Car club will be able to install solar power and a new refrigerator thanks to the subsidies.

Denver Fresser, managing director of HELP Enterprises, said it plans to use the GCBF’s $ 35,000 grant to purchase a mini-bus for our employment and training offices in the Logan area.

“The minibus will be used to bring disadvantaged job seekers, including indigenous groups and others, to attend teacher training workshops where they will learn the skills needed to find employment,” said Mr. Fresser.

“Our workshops cover topics such as driver training for learners, how to apply for a driver’s license and the skills to save money for their own transportation. They can also learn about resume writing, job search and interview techniques. The training improves the employability skills of individuals, increasing their mobility to engage and attend job interviews.

“We are extremely grateful for the funding. This will help tackle transport disadvantages, which are a major barrier for job seekers in the Logan area to access the supports that HELP can offer them as part of their career path and a career path. job itself.

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Shannon Fentiman reminded organizations that round 112 is open for nominations until October 31 and that we are only one round away from round 113 of 2022 – the super round.

“Next year is an exciting year for GCBF, with the inclusion for the first time of a super round where grants of up to $ 100,000 will be up for grabs,” said Minister Fentiman.

“I look forward to seeing the fruits of the hard work of these community groups, with some help from their GCBF grants, in the future. “

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