IPSWICH Hospice and the Orpheus Chorale Group were amongst hundreds of organisations to win grants under the Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s Super Round.
Of the more than 450 successful recipients, 32 organisations received the top grant amount of $100,000.
This included Foodbank Queensland who received $100,000 to support its invaluable work providing food to Queenslanders who need it most.
Ipswich Hospice received a $63,000 grant to upgrade its IT and phone system, while the Orpheus Chorale Group based at East Ipswich was handed $43,715 to help them upgrade their facilities.
The Goodna Rugby League club also received $32,000 to buy equipment and the Ipswich Trail Horse Riders Club was given $17,272 towards buying a trailer.
Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said the grants will all help change the lives of many Queenslanders for the better.
“We will continue to support our dedicated community groups, whether they be sporting organisations or not-for-profits, who work tirelessly to support members of the community,” she said.
“My advice to any organisation or community group who missed out this time, is don’t give up and apply in the next round.”
To support organisations to access much needed funding, the closing date for Round 118 has been extended until midnight September 15, 2023.
Those groups that were unsuccessful for the Super Round now have more time to apply.