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Queensland Government media release

Community organisations can benefit from grants of up to $35,000 thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s (GCBF) latest round of grants.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said community groups were able to apply for funding between $500 and $35,000 for Round 97 of Queensland’s largest one-off grants program.

“Every year the Gambling Community Benefit Fund distributes about $54 million of gaming revenue to Queensland communities,” Mrs D’Ath said.

“This funding allows our vital community groups to purchase much-needed equipment and upgrade their facilities.

“In our most recently announced round, the Palaszczuk Government approved $13.69 million to 659 community groups.

“That’s cash for a diverse range of community groups across Queensland for projects such as facility upgrades, shade materials, air conditioning, and kitchen equipment.

“Recipients spanned specialist care providers and wildlife hospitals, to sporting clubs and men’s sheds.

“And this is what the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is all about; allowing a broad range of community organisations to upgrade their facilities and purchase equipment so they can improve the services they offer the community.

“These not-for-profit groups are the lifeblood of our communities and it’s vital that we support them as much as possible.”

Mrs D’Ath encouraged eligible organisations to submit applications through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund online grants’ portal.

“This fund is open to organisations that have not-for-profit objectives and are community based,” she said.

“And it’s easy to apply - tutorial videos make the application process simple and uncomplicated.”

Groups have until midnight May 31 to submit their application.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and-grants/grants

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