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Community benefit funding programs

Major change to community benefit funding programs

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) Community Benefit Funds Unit (CBFU) distributes revenue from gaming taxes to various not-for-profit community groups throughout Queensland.

Previously, community groups could access 4 different funding programs depending on their location and eligibility. This has since been streamlined; the Gambling Community Benefit Fund now replaces the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund (JCCBF), Breakwater Island Casino Community Benefit Fund (BICCB), Reef Hotel Casino Community Benefit Fund (RHCCBF) and the pre-existing Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF), as a single, statewide funding program.

The new, amalgamated Gambling Community Benefit Fund came into effect in mid-July 2014. We invite all eligible organisations to submit grant applications during the application periods noted below.

Read more about the amalgamation of the Queensland community benefit funds.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)

Geographical area
Whole of Queensland.

Available funding
Grants up to the value of $35,000 (inclusive of GST) are available.

Closing dates
31 August
30 November
28 February
31 May

Apply for funding

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund round 87 is now closed. The next funding round opens mid-January 2016 and will close at midnight on 29 February 2016.

To learn more about the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, the funding process, eligibility criteria and funding application hints and tips, read the Gambling Community Benefit Fund - an overview of the funding process.

Review of applications

The Gambling Community Benefit Committee members have been appointed for a 3-year term, ending on 23 August 2017. Committee members are responsible for reviewing and recommending eligible funding applications to the Minister.

Last reviewed
2 December 2015
Last updated
2 December 2015

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