GCBF application requirements
To apply for the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) you must submit an application via the GCBF online portal.
Your application will be assessed as eligible or ineligible based on the application itself and the items proposed.
An application is deemed eligible if:
- it is submitted by an eligible organisation
- the sponsored entity (if applicable) is supported by an eligible legal entity
- it demonstrates that it will benefit Queensland communities
- multiple quotes have been sourced—although the actual quotes don’t need to be submitted with the application.
We may request additional documentation to confirm eligibility.
An application will not be eligible if the same organisation has previously applied for GCBF funding that is either:
- still awaiting an outcome
- recently acquitted and within the one-round exclusion period
- for the legal entity or sponsored entity and not yet closed.
An application will likewise not be eligible if:
- it is incomplete
- information we request is not received by the due date
- all items requested are ineligible items
- it is submitted by an ineligible organisation
- the legal entity has submitted more than one application for the same location (as determined by us).
Legal entity sponsoring an application
The legal entity sponsoring an application must:
- ensure that the sponsored entity has not-for-profit objectives
- agree to accept legal and financial responsibility for the grant
- agree with the sponsored entity about how the grant will be managed.
Local ambulance committees, rural fire brigades or state emergency services can only be sponsored by their relevant government department.
Other application requirements
To receive funding from the GCBF, your organisation must also:
- have appropriate insurance cover in place, if successful
- comply with local, state and commonwealth laws and regulations
- keep copies of all approvals and documents for 7 years to support the application.
We may request extra documentation at any stage of the application process.
If you are applying for facility improvements for a building or land that you do not own, you must meet the requirements for the type of land.
If you do not own the land you must have:
- written approval from the owner to get the proposed improvements
- sourced quotes from a licensed builder or builder contractor (if applicable by law)
- ability to demonstrate appropriate tenure as follows.
Government / not-for-profit owned land
If the property is owned by the government or a not-for-profit organisation, you must have either (or a combination of):
- an instrument of tenure
- ability to demonstrate custom and practice (i.e. have the owner verify the relationship).
Privately owned land
If the property is privately owned, you must have an instrument of tenure for at least 3 years after the date of your application.
Referees for an application cannot be:
- committee members
- family members of committee members
- people or businesses who will receive a payment if the grant is approved.