SHOOTING HOOPS: Maranoa Basketball Association will upgrade its facilities after receiving $29,922 in funding.
SHOOTING HOOPS: Maranoa Basketball Association will upgrade its facilities after receiving $29,922 in funding. Ellen Ransley

22 groups in southwest secure more than $540,000 in funding

CLUBS and community groups across the Warrego Electorate have received funding thanks to The Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Warrego MP Ann Leahy said the quarterly program provided a total of $540,501 to 22 organisations across the Warrego electorate.

Maranoa Basketball Association was a recipient and president Matt Game said he was honoured to receive the grant.

"We are super excited because this is the first time we've received a major grant like this since establish- ment,” Mr Game said.

"Basketball infrastructure is really important to playing long term,” he said.

"Our funding will be directed at purchasing a shooting machine and improving the rings by converting them to electric so we are able to raise them when other sports are on at the PCYC facility.”

Four community groups from Roma and Surat received a share of $118,188: Maranoa Basketball Association, Roma and District Motorcycle Club, Roma Men's Shed and Surat and District Development Association.

Six community groups from Charleville, Morven and Noorama received a share of $126 917: Charleville Bowls Club, St Mary's Catholic School P&F Association, Noorama Picnic Race, Morven Race Club, Morven and District Tennis Club and Morven Historical Museum.

Seven community groups from Dirranbandi, Bollon, Thallon and St George received a share of $139,968: Dirranbandi Pastoral and Agricultural Association, Dirranbandi Rural Transaction Centre, branch of the Queensland BlueLight Association, QCWA Dirranbandi and Thallonwill, Bollon Polocrosse Club and St George Men's Shed.


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