THE SUCCESSFUL applicants OF Round 93 of Gambling Community Benefit Fund was announced last Friday with a total of $747,725.26 being allocated for a number of 25 projects across the Callide electorate.
The round saw $13.3 million allocated to 589 groups across Queensland.
Member for Callide Jeff Seeney said it was good to see the electorate be allocated significant funding.
We have done very well again,” Mr Seeney said.
"We put a fair bit of work into it this year and it's good to see the results.”
Locally, there was a number of projects successful in the Banana Shire.
"A considerable amount of the over $700,000 is around Biloela and around the area in the Callide Valley,” Mr Seeney said.
"And we welcome the funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund in the Callide electorate.
"The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is a great source of funds for clubs and community groups in our community and we congratulate those groups who were successful.”
The majority of the groups this round locally were sporting groups.
"Sporting groups in Biloela have been particularly successful in this round and in the past and we hope into the future,” Mr Seeney said.
"Other groups can be successful as well, community halls, CWA, schools.”
The Taroom SES was also allocated funding for the purchase of a new vehicle and Mr Seeney said it was good to see.
"Absolutely, we have quite a number of rural fire bush brigades who have got money in the past and continue to do so,” he said.
Mr Seeney encourages community groups and organisations to visit his office on Callide Street if they have any questions about applying for grants and funding.
"We are always pleased to provide what assistance we can from the electorate office,” he said.
"We are happy to provide advice to anyone who would like to apply for these funding.”
Mr Seeney explained people often think they aren't eligible when they are.
"We have developed an expertise over the years and we can help people if they are eligible or not,” he said.
"I think its important for people to know the funding is there and not think they aren't eligible when they could be.”
For more information, visit http://www.justice .qld.gov.au/grants
Biloela Dirt Riders Inc: $34,533.60 - Upgrade facility.
Biloela Junior Rugby League Inc: $35,000 - Construct shed.
Biloela Panthers Rugby League Football Club Inc: $35,000 - Upgrade canteen and kitchen.
Callide United Football Club Inc: $21, 999.00 - mower.
Callide Valley BMX Club Inc: $32, 919.34 - Install gate.
Jambin Champagne Campdraft Inc: $34, 430 - Upgrade electrical and purchase shade material.
Redeemer Lutheran College: $35,000 - Upgrade playground.
Moura Community Kindergarten Association Inc: $12, 750 - Purchase office furniture.
Prospect Creek State School P&C: $9, 878 - Install shade.
QFES Taroom State Emergency Service: $35,000 - vehicle.
Taroom Golf Club Inc: $35,000 - Upgrade facility.