Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). This fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing approximately $53 million per year to Queensland communities.
This program aims to allocate funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. Grants between $500 and $35,000 (inclusive of GST) are available. A total funding pool of approximately $53 million per year is available.
Eligible applicants include organisations that must:
- Have not-for-profit objectives.
- Be community based.
- Be registered (have a business partner number) with CBFU as a legal entity or sponsored organisation prior to submitting an application form.
- Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN).
- Have a valid bank account.
- Agree to the terms and conditions.
- Accept legal and financial responsibility for the grant (for sponsoring organisations).
Eligible organisations must be one of the following:
- Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament.
- A sponsored organisation applying through an organisation Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament.
- Local ambulance committee, rural fire brigade or State emergency service group applying as a sponsored organisation through the Department of Community Safety or relevant department as their legal entity.