Funding bonus for Sunshine Coast clubs

Four AFL Clubs on the Sunshine Coast have been the beneficiaries of the latest Gambling Communities funding announcement:

Kawana Park Eagles JAFC- Install recycled water irrigation system

Nambour and Hinterland AFC- Upgrade facilities

North Shore JAFC- Upgrade canteen equipment

Pomona Cooroy AFC- Replace veranda deck

The Queensland Government established the Gambling Community Benefit Fund in 1994 to provide funding to community groups in Queensland.

One-off grants of inclusive of GST are allocated to approved not-for-profit organisations to help them provide community services or activities that benefit the Queensland community.

AFL Sunshine Coast Club Development Officer, Paul Tresise said that this funding for facility improvement will further promote AFL in the region.

“With AFL Sunshine Coast Juniors sign-on just around the corner it is great to see our clubs being injected with some funding to improve their facilities,” Tresise said.

“The AFL facilities we have on the Coast at the high-end are fantastic for regional footy but we have a number of clubs where there is much work to be done and funding like this will continually provide financial support to improve these facilities.”

Five other AFL Clubs in the state were also successful in obtaining funds to further increase participation numbers and infrastructure developments in their regions:

Broadbeach Senior Australian Football Club – Purchase of equipment

Labrador Australian Football Club – Purchase of gym equipment

Park Ridge JAFC – Install field lighting

Cairns Saints –  general equipment

Sherwood Football Club – fencing and lighting. 

With four rounds of funding open each year to not-for-profit organisation for a number of eligible items why not start planning the next big thing to happen at your club.

Head to grants section for further information.

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