Community benefit funding programs

Gambling Community Benefit Fund round 112 is now open and will close midnight 31 October 2021.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program and distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups. The GCBF allocates funding to these groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

The GCBF has multiple funding rounds each year with funding limits between $500 and $35,000. The closing dates for the rounds are:

  • 28 February
  • 30 April
  • 30 June
  • 31 August
  • 31 October.

To check eligibility requirements and understand your organisation’s responsibilities throughout all stages of the grant funding process, we recommend the Guidelines for GCBF applicants be read in conjunction with the Instructions for applying for and using the GCBF grant. Organisations are encouraged to contact GCBF on 1800 633 619 if they need help.

We will provide an update here and on Facebook when the next funding round is announced.

The outcome of a funding application may be up to 5 months after the closing date.

Changes for 2022 grant funding

Commencing in 2022, there will be changes to the GCBF funding program.

There will be 4 funding rounds each year, with 3 of these rounds having funding available up to $35,000 and 1 super round (GCBF Round 113) with up to $100,000 of funding available.

The closing dates will be:

  • 28 February (the super round)
  • 31 May
  • 31 August
  • 31 October

Organisations that are successful in the super round for more than $35,000 will be required to provide an audit prepared by a registered company auditor or suitably qualified person to acquit their grant.

If your organisation is seeking more than $35,000 funding to construct a monument, your application must be sponsored by your local council.

And if your organisation plans to apply in the super round, you should carefully consider the 1-round exclusion period and whether you should apply in the round closing at the end of August 2021 (Round 111) and October 2021 (Round 112). If your organisation’s applications are successful in either round, the organisation may be ineligible to apply in the super round.

If you are interested in the super round, we will update the funding guidelines and eligibility requirements when the round opens mid-January 2022.

Guidelines for Gambling Community Benefit Fund applicants

Read the guidelines that set out the requirements for Gambling Community Benefit fund applicants across all stages of funding.

Previous funding guidelines

See the closing dates and guidelines for previous GCBF rounds.

Successful GCBF funding applications

Successful community benefit funding grant applications are listed here.

Gambling Community Benefit Committee members

Learn about the professional and personal backgrounds of the members of the Gambling Community Benefit Committee.

Commemorative Grants funding recipients

Find out who the recipients were for the Commemorative Grants round of funding and how they will use the grants.

Good news from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Read good news stories about Gambling Community Benefit Fund recipients and the people and groups involved with the fund giving back to the community.