GCBF application requirements

Your Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) application will only be considered if it is submitted through the GCBF online grants portal.

You need to review and update your registration details annually in the GCBF online grants portal to ensure your organisation remains eligible for funding. You should also review these details when applying for funding.

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.

Eligible applications

An application is eligible for consideration for GCBF funding if:

  • it is submitted by an eligible organisation
  • it demonstrates the funding will benefit Queensland communities
  • you have sourced multiple quotes; you don’t need to submit the quotes with the application, but we may request them later.

We may request extra documents to confirm eligibility at any stage of the application process.

Ineligible applications

An application is not eligible if the organisation (legal or sponsored):

  • has a previous application still awaiting an outcome
  • has recently acquitted a previous application and is within the exclusion period
  • has a previous application that is not yet acquitted and completed
  • has not provided information we requested by the due date
  • has requested only ineligible items
  • does not meet the eligibility requirements
  • has submitted more than 1 application for the same location (as determined by us)
  • has an overdue application in its own right.

Responsibility of application sponsor (legal entity)

The legal entity sponsoring an application must:

  • ensure the sponsored entity—the organisation that’s applying—has not-for-profit objectives
  • agree to accept legal and financial responsibility for the grant
  • agree with the sponsored entity about how the grant funds will be managed
  • ensure they have no overdue applications in their own right
  • ensure both organisations’ registration details are up-to-date, including the financial position.

Facility improvement requirements

If you’re applying for facility improvements for a building or land that you don’t own, you must have:

  • written approval from the lessor/owner to make the proposed improvements
  • written approval from your infrastructure advisor for land owned by Education Queensland
  • quotes from a licensed builder or builder contractor, if applicable by law
  • appropriate tenure whereby
    • if the property is owned by the government or a not-for-profit organisation, you must have either (or a combination of):
    • if the property is privately owned, you must have tenure for at least 3 years after the date of your application.

Referee requirements

You will need to provide 3 referees. Suitable referees could be, for example:

  • your state or federal Member of Parliament
  • the mayor or a councillor from your local council
  • people or businesses that utilise your organisation’s services or facilities.

Referees cannot be:

  • committee members
  • family members of committee members
  • people or businesses who will receive a payment or benefit if the grant is approved
  • principals of schools, as they are considered members of parents and citizens or parents and friends committees.

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