More State funding wins for local community groups

News of just over $140,000 in grants to seven local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds has been welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson.

Ms Simpson said organisations within the Maroochydore electorate to receive funding through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund in this round were:




Maroochy Sailing Club

To upgrade facilities


Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Inc

To install solar system and upgrade lighting


Apex Queensland Youth Camps Limited

To provide air-conditioning for dormitories


Maroochydore Hockey Club Inc

To purchase sports equipment


Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership Inc

To run youth engagement projects


Association of Guide Dogs for the Blind 

To purchase a guide dog simulator


Maroochydore Rugby Union Football Club Inc

To upgrade the canteen





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.

“These are worthy recipients who make a valuable contribution to the Sunshine Coast community,” Ms Simpson said.

 “These grants will help our not-for-profit organisations to continue their valuable work.”

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


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