Local organisations given funding boost

SIX Gladstone organisations have received about $80,000 from the Queensland Govern- ment's Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The fund is generated from revenue earned through the tax on gambling, wagering, keno, lotteries and gambling machines in Queensland. One of the recipients was the Port Curtis His- torical Society which was granted $24,897 for work at the Calliope River Historical Village.

Its longest-serving committee member Nell Veenhoven said the society was 'thrilled' to re- ceive the grant.

She said the society had previously put in ap- plications for the grant, but this was the first time it was successful.

Mrs Veenhoven said the money would be used to re-roof the Rosevale Homestead which houses some of the best collection items at the village.

'We will be putting insulation batts on the existing roof, and putting a new roof over it to protect our collection,' she said.

Other recipients were The Embroiderers Guild Queensland, Gladstone Branch ($3419), the Gladstone and District Darts Association ($12,313), The Past Brothers Rugby League Foot- ball Club ($29,503), the Raglan Target Sports As- sociation ($20,603), and Smart (R) Recovery ($4558).

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