Organisation eligibility for the GCBF

There are requirements that your organisation must fulfil to be able to receive funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

Your organisation must also register on the GCBF online portal as either a legal entity or sponsored entity to be eligible.

Eligible organisations

For your organisation to be eligible, it must meet the requirements of either a legal entity or a sponsored entity.

A legal entity:

  • is incorporated or registered under an Act of Parliament
  • has an active ABN
  • has not-for-profit objectives
  • has a bank account in the name of the legal entity
  • must provide a bank verification form stamped by the organisation’s financial institute.

A sponsored entity:

  • is unincorporated and not registered under an Act of Parliament
  • has not-for-profit objectives
  • may be a local ambulance committee, rural fire brigade or State Emergency Service group.

We may request other documentation to verify eligibility.

While schools are not eligible, parents and citizens associations (P&Cs) and parents and friends associations (P&Fs) can apply.

Ineligible organisations

Organisations that are not eligible for the funding are:

  • state, private or independent schools (as noted above, this excludes P&Cs and P&Fs)
  • proprietary limited or public companies limited by shares where the shareholders are individuals or for-profit companies
  • individuals (sole traders)
  • organisations trading for profit.

You are also ineligible for the funding if your organisation:

  • has duplicate registrations in the online portal
  • does not provide information we request by the due date
  • does not update the financial details registered with us before applying.

Registration requirements

Organisations must review and update their registration details each year as well as when applying.

Most importantly, the financial position of the organisation (to be taken from your financial statements within the last 2 years) must be up to date.

Failure to update this information by the closing date of the funding round will deem the organisation and application ineligible for that round.

If the sponsored entity does not maintain financial records, you must email to let us know before the closing date of the funding round.

While it won’t affect your eligibility, it’s helpful to make sure the details for your organisation’s contact person are also up to date.

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