FUNDING: Find out what nine community groups received shares in $222,344 of funding.
FUNDING: Find out what nine community groups received shares in $222,344 of funding.

Blue light Association gains funding for laser tag kit

COMMUNITY groups in the Murweh, Paroo and Quilpie Shire will benefit from funding boosts this year.

The Charleville Branch of the Queensland Blue Light Association will receive $20,175 to purchase a laser tag kit.

The Blue Light Association provides social activities to give Charleville kids the chance to interact with others, while participating in fun activities such a movie nights or sporting events.

Patrol Inspector, Stewart Day said that they had hired the laser tag equipment a number of times for the children around Charleville and the kids enjoyed it so much, they decided to attain funding to make it a permanent addition.

"Every time we've hired it, we've had quite a number of kids playing it," he said.

"It's a great way to keep the kids engaged and have a bit of fun.

"It's another avenue to keep them entertained and have them doing something other than just sitting then at home saying they're bored."

Eight other community groups from Mungallala, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Eromanga and Quilpie will receive a share of $243 570 in funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

"The Warrego Wildlife Rescue Rehabilitation and Education Organisation at Mungallala will receive $8 648 to purchase IT equipment and construct a shelter," Ms Leahy said.

"The Charleville and District Historical Society will construct a shade structure with $16 000."

"The Central Warrego Race Club will receive $33 179 to construct a fence."

"The Charleville Small Bore Rifle Club will upgrade their kiosk and lay concrete with $35 000."

"The Murweh Shire State Emergency Service will be able to construct a shade structure with lighting facilities through a grant of $28 068."

"The Cunnamulla Golf Club will repair their veranda with a grant of $32 500."

"The Outback Gondwana Foundation at Eromanga will receive a $35 000 grant to purchase a new vehicle."

"The Quilpie Sporting Clays Club will be able to purchase sporting equipment with $35 000."

""The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is a quarterly program providing up to $35 000 to community groups and in this funding round, a total of $612 923 will be provided to 24 organisations across the Warrego Electorate," Ms Leahy said.

"For more information or to request a letter of support for your next funding application, please contact my Electorate Office on 1800 625 430," Ms Leahy said.

Community Groups may also subscribe to Ms Leahy's monthly funding list which details a range of available funding sources, by emailing warrego@parliament.qld.gov.au

Charleville Western Times

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