About the GCBF funding guidelines

Before registering and applying for the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grant, you should understand the responsibilities and expectations of eligible organisations. This will help you submit a valid application and understand the chances of a positive outcome.

The objective of the fund is to allocate funding to not-for-profit community groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

The funding limit is between $500 and $35,000.

The GCBF has multiple funding rounds each year. The closing dates for the rounds are:

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

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.


Refer to these guidelines and our application instructions when using the GCBF online portal to register your organisation or submit an application.

We recommend you read the guidelines in order before applying, so at the end of each page we link you to the next section.

Once you have read these guidelines, you can learn about applying for the current round of funding.

Rules, breaches and enforcement


Breaches of these funding guidelines will result in:

  • the organisation being ineligible
  • granted funds being recalled.

Quality assurance checks

We regularly perform quality assurance checks (including site visits) on grant applications that have been submitted.

These checks are made to ensure that all information provided can be proved and that the grant was only spent on approved items and according to the funding guidelines.

Terms and conditions

Read the terms and conditions (PDF, 269KB) for the GCBF (and other funding opportunities).

Section 8.1 of the terms and conditions does not relate to GCBF grants. If successful, the organisation will not receive the GST on the taxable supply.

Translating and interpreting assistance

The Commonwealth Translating and Interpreting Service can help applicants who want to access this information in another language. For the cost of a local call, phone 131 450 and ask for an interpreter who can contact us to make an enquiry on your behalf.


We collect personal information, including your name, email address and telephone number.

We collect this information so we can contact you to discuss your organisation’s application, if required. Your information may be shared with other government agencies and members of parliament.

We will only use your information for this purpose. It will otherwise not be used or disclosed unless authorised or required by law. Your personal information will be handled according to the Information Privacy Act 2009.

Note: If you choose to give us an email address, your personal information that we include in our communications with you will be stored on your email service provider’s servers, which may be outside of Australia. By giving us your email address, you are consenting to the personal information contained within these emails to be transferred outside Australia.


The Department of Justice and Attorney-General and the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) are committed to providing a quality service.

If you want to give feedback on the service you have received, email feedback@justice.qld.gov.au.

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