Updates

Super size grants to help community organisations

Queensland Government media release

The new Gambling Community Benefit (GCBF) annual ‘super round’ is now open for not-for-profit and community groups to apply for funding.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said unlike other rounds of the grants program that have grants of up to $35,000 on offer, this ‘super round’ is providing grants of up to $100,000 to go towards projects that benefit local communities across the State.

“I want our community organisations to ‘think big’ and apply for large projects that will make a real difference in their communities,” Minister Fentiman said.

“Already our grants have supported local sporting clubs in regional areas to build new facilities, domestic violence support services to reach more women and families and PCYCs to upgrade equipment.

“Local councils can also apply for a GCBF grant, either themselves or as a sponsor of a community group in their local government area.

“In the past we have seen them apply for a variety of projects from children’s playgrounds and sporting field upgrades to art installations and public monuments.”

In the previous round of funding, more than 440 not-for-profit community groups across the state shared in more than $10.5 million.

Minister Fentiman said many community organisations were feeling the impact of the past two-years of the pandemic and this was reflected in some of the successful proposals.

“The Rural Doctors Foundation applied for and were successful in receiving funding to purchase ventilation medical hoods,” she said.

“As a result of the pandemic, rural and remote hospitals have faced challenges to ensure they protect staff and patients from the risk of infection.

“The hoods ensure infection does not spread throughout the hospitals and provide medical staff, patients and their families with greater protection against COVID. It means doctors and nurses can feel safe at work.”

The GCBF was established in 1994 and is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program. Since its establishment, over 62,651 applications and $1.007 billion in grants have been approved.

In 2022, there will be four rounds of GCBF funding – one round offering grants from $500 to $100,000 and the other three rounds offering grants from $500 to $35,000.

Please visit the Gambling Community Benefit Funding program website for more information, including:

  • a full list of round 112 grant recipients
  • more information on the super round (round 113).

For any questions about an application or using your grant, please contact [email protected] or 1800 633 619 (free call) and follow them on Facebook to receive regular updates.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s first $100,000 super round (Round 113) is now open and will close at midnight on 31 March 2022.