Peter Wellington MP

Independent Member for Nicklin

Funding for Community Groups


The Sunshine Coast Rail Modellers Society were able to put their six new yellow carriages on the rails at Florence Street park, as a result of funding through  a Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant.

I am often approached by community groups looking for funding.

The following link will take you to the Qld Government grants page, which lists the various types of grants that are available to a variety of community 

There are also grants announced through the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, the Federal Government and a variety of private companies, which are usually advertised in the local papers.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund and Jupiters Casino applications can now be accesses at 

Sport and Recreation funding

2016 Get Playing Places and Spaces Round 5 

Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association
Install gymnastic flooring including 13m by 13m sprung floor, tumbling strip and 315m squared of carpeted landing mat.
 Bush Rangers Mountain Bike Club Sunshine Coast Inc
Construct new and upgrade existing trails to support mountain biking at Parklands State Forest
Cooroy Gymnastics Club Inc
Upgrade existing flooring to support gymnastics at Cooroy
Noosa District Junior Rugby League Football Club Inc
 Upgrade lighting to 120 lux to main field to support junior rugby league at Cooroy

2016 Get Going Clubs Round 5

Nambour Blue Demons Hockey Club
Purchase equipment includiong junior goals kits and a portable shade structure t
Bush Rangers Mountain Bike Club Sunshine Inc
Conduct education and training for female participants, advertising and promotion and provide level O coaching accreditation
 Noosa Beach Classic Car Club Inc
Accredit volunters in first aid and purchase a defibillator
 Mapleton Bowls Club Inc
Purchase equipment: scarifier, lawn leveller and coloured balls
 Suncoast Junior Motorcycle Club Inc
Train volunteers in governance, financial management, fundraising, asset management, and marketing
  The Scout Association of Australia, Queensland Branch inc - Nambour
 Conduct training for youth leaders and purchase equipment: GPS units, compasses, hiking flys and radios
 Nambour and Districts Netball Association Inc
Train and mentor committee members in governance, human resource management and technology
  Woombye Snakes Football Club Inc
Purchase equipment which included one junior and one senior set of portable goal posts
 Nambour yandina United Soccer Club Inc
 Train and mentor club committee members in governance, committee operations and financial management

2016 Gambling Community Benefit Fund - Round 89

Sunshine Coast Gymnastics Academy Inc.
 Upgrade Septic Tank
Nambour Junior Rugby League Inc
 Purchase equipment and upgrade facilities
Bush Rangers Mountain Bike Club Sunshine Coast Inc.
 Purchase Equipment
2nd Nambour Scout Group
  Upgrade Facility
Devoted 2 Daschshunds Rescue Inc. 
  Purchase Equipment

2016 Gambling Community Benefit Fund - Round 88

 Sunshine Valley Men's Shed
 Build workshop and storage shed
 I Give a Buck Foundation
 Purchase equipment
 Hope Central Church
 Install solar system
 The Shared Inc.
 Upgrade kitchen
 Cooroy Dolphins Swimming Club
 Upgrade facilities
 Nambour and Hinterland Australian Football Club Inc.
 Install wire fencing
 Mapleton and District Community Association Inc
 Install exercise equipment
 Sunshine Coast Independent Living
 Install a shade sail
 Yandina Bowls Club
 Upgrade facility
 Woombye School of Arts
 Upgrade hall and solar system
 Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled RDA Inc.
 Extend a roof
 The Shack Community Centre
 Install a kitchen
 Cooroy Chamber of Commerce
 Purchase Equipment

2016 Gambling Community Benefit Fund - Round 87

 Belli Community Hall Inc.
 Upgrade facilities and to repaint the hall.
 Bli Bli Tennis Club Inc.
 Build a clubhouse
 Kenilworth Bowling Club Inc.
 Upgrade facility
 Nambour Men's Shed
 Purchase equipment
 Noosa District Junior Rugby League Inc.
 Install Install a PA System
 St Joseph's Catholic Church
 Construct Ramp
 Sunshine Agricultural Show Society
 Purchase equipment
 Sunshine Coast Amatuer Radio Club
 Construct a shed
 The Nambour Tramway Company
 Design and engineer a tram

2016 Gambling Community Benefit Fund - Round 86

 Mapleton Men's Shed
  upgrade the forestry hut
  North Arm State School P & C
  upgrade the tuckshop
  Nambour Rugby Union Football Club
  Repair the clubhouse and remove asbestos
  Ceramics Centre for Excellence
  Purchase equipment
  Mapleton Community Library
  Purchase outdoor blinds
  Sunshine Coast Caledonian Pipes and Drums
  Purchase Uniforms
  Nambour Special School
  Install Playground
  Goodstart Early Learning
  Upgrade facilities

Over $500,000 to Nicklin Sporting Groups

I welcomed the news that five Nicklin sporting clubs would benefit from the latest round of Get Playing Places and Spaces (Get Playing) Grants.


It is great to see early Christmas presents coming to five well deserving clubs in the area.  I appreciated the Treasurer calling me to let me know that over half a million dollars is on its way to my electorate to help out with projects that will benefit a range of sports and participants of all ages.


Clubs to benefit from the Get Playing Places and Spaces (Get Playing) Grants are:

2015 Get Playing Places and Spaces (Get Playing) Grants Round 4



Bli Bli United Football Club Inc


Upgrade field lighting to support multisport at Parklakes Sports Complex, Bli Bli

Nambour & Districts Netball Association Inc.


Replace a netball court at Woombye

Nambour Bowls Club Inc



Construct facilities to support lawn bowls at Nambour

Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Inc


Construct a clubhouse to support riding for disabled activities at North Arm

Woombye Snakes Football Club Inc


Upgrade field lighting to support football and Pony Club at Woombye

I am also pleased to announce that six groups will share in almost $40,000 through the Get Going Clubs grants.  Clubs to benefit from the Get Going Clubs (Get Going) Grants are:

Clubs to benefit from the Get Going Clubs (Get Going) Grants Round 4
Range Community Gym & Fitness Centre (Mapleton) Association Inc.


Conduct a workshop on health and fitness for older adults, run coach education sessions and purchase $1100 of equipment to support active recreation at Mapleton
Nambour Branch Little Athletics Centre Incorporated


Purchase $6550 of high jump mats to support little athletics at Nambour
Queensland Police - Citizens Youth Welfare Association - Sunshine Coast Branch (Sunshine Coast PCYC)


Conduct an open day and a week of activity sessions to support various sport and recreation activities at Nambour
Cooroy Gymnastics Club Inc


Purchase $6847 of equipment including $4256 of training equipment and a $2591 trailer to support an after school gymnastics program in Cooroy
Horton Park Golf Club Maroochydore Inc


Conduct a series of coaching and mentoring sessions to increase junior membership for golf at Bli Bli
Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Inc.


Purchase $6990 of equipment including a $5000 harness trained horse and a $1990 arena rake to support riding for the disabled activities in the Sunshine Coast region

2015 Gambling Community Benefit Fund - Round 85

 Suncoast Junior Motorcycle Club
 Purchase Bobcat
 Inclusion Plus Family Support
 Upgrade Building
 Lily House
 Purchase Vehicle
 Bli Bli Primary P & C
 Install Ceiling Fans
 Sunshine Coast Arts industry
 Install Airconditioning
 Brookes Street Nambour Community
 Replace damaged concrete flooring
 Yandina and District Historical
  Upgrade Hall

2015 Gambling Community Benefit Fund - Round 84

Nambour State High School
  Purchase Tractor
  Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes
  Refurbish Hall
  Coolum Men's Shed
  Construct Shed
  Cooroy Community Kindergarten
  Install Blinds
 Nambas Tennis Club
  Conduct Aboriginal Ranger Program
  Cooroy Gymnastics Club
  Purchase Equipment

2015 Gambling Community Benefit Fund - Round 83

Nambour Croquet Club Inc
  Upgrade facilities
  Nambour State School
  Install stadium and outdoor seating
 Pomona Bowls Club Inc
 Upgrade facilities

  Nambour Yandina

  United Soccer Club

  Upgrade Canteen facilities

  Sunshine Coast 


  Purchase of catering equipment
Nambour Branch Little Athletics
  Purchase mower

  Nambour Rugby

  League Club Inc

  Construct canteen and change room
  Kenilworth Pony Club Inc
  Upgrade facilities
 Suncoast Model Flyers Inc
 Construct shed and upgrade kitchen

Everyone’s Environment grants program

Noosa & District Landcare Group Inc
The creation of a continuous corridor from the Cooroy Scout Club to the Cooroy Sewage Treatment wetland to support threatened frogs, koalas and platypus.
 Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group Inc
The Petrie Creek Riparian Restoration Project which aims to remove weeds and replace them with 4,000 native plants to improve the habitat for local wildlife including platypus, microbats, frog, butterfly and bird species.
 Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation
To revegetate areas of eroding riverbank along the Maroochy Estuary by planting 2,500 trees
 Yandina State School P&C Association
Removing weeds and planting 2250 native plants on the Yandina School grounds. This project aims to create a green corridor for native animals

Get Playing November 2014

 North Arm Pistol Club
 Install Equipment to support Pistol shooting at North Arm
  Maroochy River Rowing Club
  Construction of a boat shed
  Nambour Rugby Union Football Club
  Lighting at Victory Park
  Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled
  Shade Structure over the equestrian arena

Gambling Recipients September 2014

 Hear and Say Centre
 Combined Coastal Car Club
 Purchase Equipment
  Yandina Cricket Club
 Federal State School
 Shade Construction
 Nambour District Netball
 Shed and Facilities
 Nambour Bowls Club
 Upgrade Toilets
 Blackall Range Range Independent School
 Install Payground Equipment
 Nambour State High School
 Tuckshop Upgrade
 Christian Outreach Centre
 Purchase Vehicle

July 2014 Recipients

 Nambour Blue Demons Hockey
 Nambour Bowls Club
 Toilet Upgrade
 Purchase Resources
 Bli Bli Public Hall
 Woombye Bowls Club
 Upgrade Computer and Sales system
 Brookes St Community Kindy
 Upgrade Facility and Software
 Cooroy Horse and Pony Club
 Purchase Mower
 Descendants of the Aust South Sea Islanders Assoc
 Purchase IT equipment
 Maroochy Pony Club
 Purchase Trailer and Equipment
 Nambour Community Preschool & Kindergarten Assoc
 Upgrade Centre Lighting
 Nambour Cricket Club
 Replace Cricket Pitch Roller
$ 21,800
 Sunshine Coast Qld Police Citizens Youth Welfare
 Upgrade Equipment
 Sunshine Coast Health Foundation
 Purchase Equipment
 Purchase Vehicle
 Woombye Bowls Club
 Replace Carpet