Rob Hannemann, Derek Tuffield and Trevor Watts.
Rob Hannemann, Derek Tuffield and Trevor Watts.

Lifeline secures funding windfall for forklift, bin lifter

MEMBER for Toowoomba North Trevor Watts has congratulated Lifeline Darling Downs on its successful funding application for two projects under the Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants program.

"I recognise the struggle for funding is constant and this is a wonderful outcome and much-needed financial boost for this outstanding organisation," Mr Watts said.

Funding was received for the following projects:

To buy an electric forklift, $16,960, for the Distribution Centre.

To buy a bin lifter, $6,033, Lifeline Smart Tip Shop.

"Lifeline is fortunate to have a group of dedicated volunteers working tirelessly out in the community and I'm thrilled their work can now be made a little easier through the provision of this equipment," Mr Watts said.

"These grant programs provide much-needed funds for community groups to help them provide the facilities and activities which make our communities better places," he said.

"Previously, community groups could access four different funding programs depending on their location and eligibility.

"This has since been streamlined; the Gambling Community Benefit Fund now replaces the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund, Breakwater Island Casino Community Benefit Fund, Reef Hotel Casino Community Benefit Fund, and the former Gambling Community Benefit Fund as a single, state-wide funding program.

For more information, visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and-grants/grants/community-benefit-funding-programs.


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