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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.

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.

The updated guidelines allow organisations to apply for both GCBF and commemorative grants. This may be for the same or different purpose.

If you have an approved GCBF application that has yet to be acquitted, you can still apply for a commemorative grant. However, if your organisation has an approved GCBF application where the acquittal is overdue (between the EOI close date and the announcement of the recipients of commemorative grants), your commemorative grant application will be deemed ineligible.

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.



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Last reviewed
26 July 2018
Last updated
31 July 2018
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