The announcement of recipients of round 89 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, was today welcomed by Member for Hinchinbrook, Andrew Cripps.

Fourteen not-for-profit organisations located in the Hinchinbrook Electorate will share in a total of $319,595.02.

Successful organisations are:

  • Bluewater Primary School P&C Association – $35,000 to build permanent roof structure
  • Paluma Environmental and Education Centre P&C Association – $12,484.00 to purchase outdoor vending machine
  • Rollingstone and District Community Association – $12,597.10 to purchase equipment
  • Ingham Parent’s Support Group – $31,818.18 to upgrade facility
  • Herbert River Pastoral and Agricultural Association – $5,484.51 to purchase equipment
  • Tully Bowls Club – $35,000 to install solar power
  • Mundoo Primary School P&C Association – $3,200 to purchase IT equipment
  • Tully Country Club – $31,818.18 to purchase furniture
  • Mission Beach Football Club – 6,487.25 to purchase playing strips
  • Tully Swimming Club – $34,796.71 to upgrade facility and equipment
  • Mission Beach State Emergency Service – $27,272.73 to construct shed
  • Innisfail Pistol Club – $31,818.18 to install roof structure
  • QCWA Tully Branch – $20,000 to install air-conditioning
  • Rotary Club of Mission Beach – $31,818.18 to construct water park playground

“Many groups rely on these quarterly programs to provide much needed funds enabling them to upgrade and improve their facilities, and to continue their service within the community.

“I congratulate the committed members of these community organisations who took the time and made the effort to complete the often time-consuming applications for these grants,” Mr Cripps said.

Mr Cripps continues to encourage all community organisations and clubs to apply for future funding under the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Applications can be lodged online at


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