Christmas bonuses for community groups

09 December 2021

Two Bundamba community groups have bagged Christmas bonuses as part of the state’s biggest one-off grants program.

The Redbank Plains Rebels Baseball, Softball and Teeball Club joined Wounded Heroes Australia at Bundamba as local recipients under round 111 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The groups are among hundreds across the state to share in $11 million in grants.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the funding would help Rebels purchase a new trailer and playing equipment, while Wounded Heroes would benefit from new machinery to support local veterans and their families.

“Not-for-profits are the lifeblood of our local community, whether it’s sports clubs, support services, charitable groups or our school P&Cs,” Mr McCallum said.

“They all do so much to contribute to the fabric of our community, and we’re proud to once again provide funding for these wonderful Queensland organisations.

“Congratulations to Rebels and Wounded Heroes – two very different but equally as important Bundamba not-for-profits.

“Early next year our super round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants will offer up to $100,000, and I’m encouraging eligible local groups to start thinking about their applications as soon as possible.

“Three other rounds during 2022 will offer support of up to $35,000.”