Gambling fund again yields dividends for early childhood settings in Queensland

Gambling fund again yields dividends for early childhood settings in Queensland

by Freya Lucas

February 01, 2021

Nearly 700 Queensland community groups, including those operating in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector will benefit from $16 million in funding from the round 106 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants. 

 

Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman announced the successful recipients last Friday, adding that the grants are “fantastic in supporting a variety of local community driven projects”.

 

Amongst the successful ECEC applicants are the Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K), Willmore Kindergarten and Preschool Incorporated, and South Pine Community Kindergarten and Preschool Association Inc, who will use the funding to improve flooring, install fencing, and add softfall to play spaces. 

 

The GCBF grants are used to assist not-for-profit community groups to provide services, host events and upgrade equipment and facilities that benefit their local community.

 

“All of our successful recipients do fantastic work in our local communities,” Ms Fentiman said.

 

Eligible organisations can get online and apply for funding under Round 108 from today, which the Minister encouraged, given the challenges of 2020 for many groups.

 

“These grants will continue to support our hard working local groups and in turn create safer and harmonious communities,” she said.

 

Round 108 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is open for application until 28 February 2021. 

 

To view the full list of recipients from Round 106 and apply for Round 108 visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants

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