President Rob FitzPatrick at the Wondai Rifle Club which received the largest grant in the region.
President Rob FitzPatrick at the Wondai Rifle Club which received the largest grant in the region. Katherine Morris

State Government hands groups more than $200,000

MORE than $236,000 were donated to South Burnett community groups this week.

Not-for-profit groups in Queensland received the grants through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The largest one-off grant program in Queensland from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General distributes approximately $53 million per year to Queensland communities.

Wondai rifle club incorporated received the largest grant in the region of $35,000 to go towards installing electronic targets at the club.

The money will allow each of the eleven South Burnett clubs to upgrade their facilities and purchase equipment they need.

Clubs receiving the grant:

Wondai Rifle Club Incorporated -$35,000.00 to install electronic targets.

Wondai Sportsground Committee Inc. -$18,780.00 to install fencing.

Wondai Woodworkers Inc -$7,489.00 to purchase equipment.

Yarraman & District Community Kindergarten -$23,059.00 to upgrade the facility and construct a shed.

Yarraman Agricultural Society Inc. -$34,250.00 to upgrade the facility.

South Burnett Educational Wildlife Support -$9,600.00 to install a solar system and upgrade the toilet.

South Burnett Equestrian Group Inc. -$5,400.00 to purchase equipment.

South Burnett Junior Motorcycle Club Inc. -$33,000.00 to purchase a skid steer loader.

South Burnett Mountain Bike Club Inc. -$34,996.50 to construct a bike trail and install signage.

Kumbia And District Golf Club Inc -$8,016.21 to install water tanks.

Burnett Flyers Inc -$26,571.00 to purchase cooking equipment and solar.