Grant gains access for Men’s Shed

Canungra Men's Shed members looking foward to having better access to the shed
Canungra Men's Shed members looking foward to having better access to the shed. Photo by Keer Moriarty

THE latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund has provided good news for one local organisation.

The Canungra Men’s Shed has received $22,000 to build a new driveway and shaded outdoor area.

Canungra Men’s Shed Secretary, Col Ford said the grant will enable the group to have better access into the Shed.

Ray White Canungra

“It means we will have wheelchair access and easier access for several of our members,” he said.

“I have a walking stick and some of the guys have walkers so this will make a big difference.”

They join hundreds of community groups to receive a share of $16m under the latest round of the  fund.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) has approved more than 67,800 funding applications and distributed more than $1.158 billion in community grants since it was established in 1994.

A charity supporting young women with breast cancer, a wheelchair rugby league team, homelessness services and an Indigenous corporation helping victims of domestic violence have all received grants of $35,000 from the latest round.

For those local not-for-profit organisations that missed out or would like to apply for a grant, round 120 is now open.

They can apply for a grant of up to $35,000.