Sources of Grants - information, guidelines and application forms are available at the following sites:

Sport and Recreation Queensland
PO Box 15187 CITY EAST QLD 4002
Phone: 1300 656 191

Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund
Level 4, 33 Charlotte Street BRISBANE QLD 4000 GPO Box 2796 BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone (07) 3247 4284. Fax (07) 3247 4348. Freecall 1800 633 619

Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund
Level 4, 33 Charlotte Street BRISBANE QLD 4000 PO Box 15137 CITY EAST QLD 4002
Phone (07) 3872 0815. Fax (07) 3872 0849. Freecall 1800 336 958

Grant Writer, David McMahon

Clubs are constantly trying to improve their facilities for the enjoyment of members and visitors. Clubs have done a tremendous job of diverting their hard-earned funds into improvements at their clubs, but did clubs know there may be other ways of improving their facilities. Grants for the cost of one hundred percent (100%) of projects are available through several sources. Just ask the Tarawera Gun Club or Goondiwindi Gun Club about the grants they received for new traps etc. There are other clubs which have done the same thing.With new guidelines for traps coming in 2008 clubs must now think about how they are going to meet the new standards.



Improving facilities such as toilet/shower blocks and canteens are also high on the agenda of Gun Clubs/Clay Target Clubs.
Sports and Recreation Queensland (SRQ) also have grants programs aimed at participation, education and training. Grants of up to $4000 are available for this activity. SRQ also has the Minor and Major Facilities programs available each year.
Mr McMahon says he is aware that many organisations do not have the ability to put their own funds into projects and applying for a grant was the best option to improve infrastructure and meet the needs of the people the organisation serves.
"Community groups generally are not well funded and have to rely on grants. My business is about trying to obtain funding from the Government to improve facilities, equipment and basic infrastructure. It is also aimed at taking the strain and pressure off over-worked voluntary committees.
This service is offered across the state of Queensland. I would be happy to hear from other organisations interested in improving their facilities and trust I can assist in a similar way the associations below have been assisted."

If your club would like to explore the possibility of accessing grant funding kindly make contact with David McMahon on 0409 820 013 or email at

David is an experienced grant writer with seven years experience and a proven track record.
These clay target clubs employed David McMahon to write the grants on their behalf.
Goondiwindi Gun Club receives $26,000
The announcement of a grant of $26,000 from the Government has enabled the Goondiwindi Gun Club to upgrade lanes and purchase a Trapmaster.
Maryborough Clay Target Club receives $29,329
A grant from the Qld Gambling Community Benefit Fund in March 2007 has enabled the Maryborough Clay Target Club to erect a double garage (storage shed), instal hinged traphouse lids and purchase an additional Gemini Automatic trap
Redcliffe City Clay Target Club receives $18,701
A Qld Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant in September 2007 has enabled Redcliffe City Clay Target Club to purchase a new ball trap, 3 ref/scorer stands, box trailer, split system air conditioner, air compressor, welder, two fridges, office equipment and hand tools.