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Commemorative grants

In 2019, Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) celebrates 25 years of supporting local community groups and support services. To recognise this milestone, a commemorative grants funding round of up to $1.25 million will be available to 11 successful applicants for initiatives that will significantly benefit Queensland communities. This funding is being administered by the Community Benefit Fund Unit of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR).

Opening and closing dates

Stage 1: Expressions of interest (EOI) open 2 June 2018 and close at 11.59pm on 31 August 2018.

Stage 2: Application by invitation – shortlisted applicants will be invited by email. Stage 2 applications close at 11.59pm on 28 February 2019.

Note: Applying to the Commemorative Grants funding round will affect your eligibility for standard GCBF rounds. Please read, ‘Who can apply’.

Available funds
  • 10 x $100,000 grants
  • 1 x $250,000 grant

(Note: Applications must be for funding of more than $35,000. If your application is $35,000 or less, please apply to the standard GCBF funding rounds.)

Who can apply

Eligible Queensland community-based not-for-profit groups must be one of the following:

  • a legal entity
  • a sponsored entity applying through a legal entity
  • a local Ambulance Committee, Rural Fire Brigade or State Emergency Service group sponsored by their relevant government department.

Organisations applying in Stage 1 (EOI process) will not be eligible to apply for a standard GCBF grant. Any standard GCBF applications awaiting an outcome will automatically be withdrawn by OLGR. This includes GCBF Rounds 97 and 98. If you are unsuccessful and do not progress to Stage 2, you can apply for standard GCBF grants commencing from Round 99.

Organisations applying in Stage 2 (full application) will not be eligible to make a standard GCBF application until the outcome of the Commemorative Grants funding program is announced.

Please refer to the funding guidelines for full eligibility requirements.

How to apply

It is important that you complete the following steps in the order shown:

Eligible items

Commemorative grants are only available for the following purposes:

  • major capital works (excluding repairs/refurbishment of existing facilities unless of cultural significance)
  • major equipment items
  • wider community events or festivals
  • transportation (e.g. cars, boats, buses etc.).

Applications will only be considered for 1 purpose and not a combination of purposes to add up to the total available grant funds, unless the items are directly related to achieve the outcomes of the application.

For more information about the 25th year commemorative grants, please review the funding guidelines and/or contact the Community Benefit Funds Unit.



  • Brisbane: (07) 3247 4284
  • Outside Brisbane: 1800 633 619 (freecall)

Note: Freecall for standard telephone only. When using a mobile phone, standard mobile charges will apply.


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Last reviewed
15 June 2018
Last updated
15 June 2018
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