State funding boost for local community groups

News of just over $70,000 in grants to five local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds has been welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson.

Funding from the latest  round of grants from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund will provide welcome financial support for local community groups.

Ms Simpson said the State Government recognised and supported the valuable work being done by community organisations and the vital contribution they made to local communities.

 “This much needed funding boost will help our local to provide invaluable frontline services to the local Sunshine Coast community,” Ms Simpson said.

 “Our not-for-profit groups are the backbone of our local communities and they need our support.”

The funding recipients in the Maroochydore electorate are:




Community Focus Association Inc

To refurbish kitchen


Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club Inc

To purchase double surf ski


Memorial Park Community Preschooling Centre Assoc Inc

To install blinds and security door


Coolum Croquet Club Inc

To upgrade lawns


Sports Federation of the Sunshine Coast

To purchase marquees for regional events





For more information or to see a full-list of recipients please visit and click on ‘grants’


Phone: 07 5406 7100

Suite 1, Corner First & Memorial Aves
Maroochydore QLD 4558