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Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s annual Super Round now open

Queensland Government media release

Queensland community and not-for-profit organisations can now apply for a super-sized grant of up to $100,000 under the Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s (GCBF) annual Super Round.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said this is the second year this round has been on offer and there is a share of $20 million up for grabs.

“Now is the time for local organisations to think big and apply for a GCBF grant,” the Attorney said.

“These grants can be used to purchase items such as vehicles and sporting equipment, be used for building upgrades, specialised training and more.

“In last year’s Super Round, 21 organisations received the maximum grant amount of $100,000.

“Childhood Cancer Support Inc. used their grant to purchase motor vehicles, Ipswich Meals on Wheels have been able to upgrade and install their solar power system, and the Blackall RSL used their grant to construct a memorial statue of First World War nurse Sister Greta Towner to recognise the contribution Australian women made to the war effort.”

The GCBF was established in 1994 and is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program. Since its establishment, over 65,000 organisations have benefited from more than $1 billion in grants.

In 2023, there will be four rounds of GCBF funding – the Super Round offering grants of up to $100,000, and the other three rounds offering grants of up to $35,000.

The Attorney said the government wants to ensure the GCBF continues to benefit a diverse range of organisations, especially in rural and regional Queensland.

“We want to make sure these grants support Queenslanders from all backgrounds and from every corner of our state,” she said.

“I would encourage organisations that support groups such as First Nations people, migrants and refugees, people with a disability, as well as organisations that assist women and families escaping domestic and family violence, to consider applying.

“You don’t need to hire a professional grant writer to apply – just make sure you read the GCBF guidelines and tell us your story in your own words.

“Organisations can also contact the GCBF if they need help on 1800 633 619.”

The Super Round is open for eligible groups to apply until midnight on 28 February 2023.

For more information on how to apply visit: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants