Motor Neurone Disease Association of Queensland – Inala Gets GCBF Grant

Motor Neurone Disease Association of Queensland
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Motor Neurone Disease Association of Queensland in Inala, and ten other not-for-profit organisations will share in the almost $1.2-million grant to mark the silver anniversary of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

For the GCBF’s commemorative round, Motor Neurone Disease Association of Queensland will receive $93,350 to fund the purchase of equipment for its equipment loan program. `

MND Queensland provides equipment loan, among other services, to registered clients like air mattresses, bath transfer benches, beds, recliner chairs, wheelchairs and other equipment, devices, and specialist aids.

“There are many not-for-profit organisations undertaking projects – big and small – to benefit their local communities, and I’m pleased we are able to support these groups to complete their projects in our 25th year,” Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said.

“Eleven organisations from Townsville down to South Brisbane, have shared in close to $1.2 million to improve local facilities, provide vital services and purchase much needed equipment.”

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Apart from MND Queensland, nine other not-for-profit organisations will each receive a grant of up to $100,000 whilst Townsville Hospital Foundation will get $232,700 to be invested on dialysis machines and blood monitors.

Below are the other recipients of the grant:

  • Children’s Hospital Foundation Queensland, Brisbane – purchase 3D stationary camera for paediatric head and facial surgeries ($100,000);
  • Radio Lollipop, South Brisbane – develop a new Radio Lollipop listening platform ($90,745);
  • Lions Club of Withcott Helidon – establish Emergency Response Centre and Men’s Shed ($100,000);
  • Outback Festival Winton – festival to be held September 2019 ($100,000);
  • Stanthorpe Agricultural Society – extend Exhibition Centre ($100,000);
  • Sheltered by Grace, Waterford – construct Homeless transition and Training Centre ($97,795);
  • 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation, Mount Ommaney – construct horse arena for equine assisted therapy for first responders and military personnel ($84,440);
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue Association Queensland– Yorke Island– purchase rescue vessel ($100,000); and
  • Queensland Maritime Museum Association, South Brisbane – construct function centre ($93,380).

“These are much-needed community projects that are being fulfilled and I’m thrilled these grants can help important services be delivered sooner,” Mrs D’Ath said.

Apart from the one-time commemorative grant, not-for-profit organisations may still apply for one of five annual GCBF grant rounds which provide funding between $500 and $35,000 per funding round..

“If your organisation has a project in mind, the GCBF want to hear about it,” Mrs D’Ath said.