Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd.
Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd.

Organisations gain funding

FEDERAL Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd has been informed that organisations providing emergency relief services in the electorate will share more than $900,000 in Commonwealth funding under the Federal Government’s Financial Management program over the next three years.

Mr O’Dowd said the program aimed to build financial resilience for vulnerable people and the disadvantaged.

“Emergency relief funding helps organisations to provide assistance such as food or petrol vouchers, household goods, part-payment of essential bills, basic budgeting and referrals to other crisis support services,” he said.

Emerald and District Social Development Association will receive $101,950 and Anglicare Biloela will get $99,260.

The remaining funds will be shared by Anglicare Moura, Australian Red Cross Woorabinda and Capella, Tieri, Middlemount Community Support Network, Salvation Army Blackwater Community Welfare Centre and Emerald Community Welfare Centre among others.

The State Government last week dispersed funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund with more than $353,000 distributed to clubs and community groups in the region.

The Central Highlands Junior Rugby League was awarded $5200 to attend coaching clinics, Mackenzie River State School got $27,727 to install a shed and tanks and Bluff Rugby League has $35,000 to upgrade facilities.

The Anakie Gemfields RSL received $35,000 to upgrade its current facilities, Springsure State School has $13,996 to purchase IT equipment and Clermont Community Housing and Other Service got $6842 to purchase a storage container and equipment.

Barcaldine’s rifle club received $10,589 to upgrade amenities.

The fund offers grants of up to $35,000 or more for complex applications, to assist community organisations throughout the state to meet the ongoing demand for their services.

To apply for a grant, go to www.olgr.qld.gov.au and click on grants.

Applications for the next round of funding close on August 31.


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