What could your community group do with $35,000?

The starter’s pistol has been fired to signal the beginning of the next round of funding for the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

The GCBF is Queensland’s largest community grants program allocating around $60 million a year in grants. Not-for-profits and community groups in Queensland can again apply for grants of up to $35,000.

Whether it is for lighting sports fields, new IT equipment, training for volunteers or for organising a community event, the breadth of items and events that can be funded is extensive.

Groups in regional and remote areas, those that support victims of domestic and family violence as well as those that help culturally and linguistically people are particularly encouraged to apply.

More than 66,000 organisations have already shared $1.1 billion in funding since the fund was established in 1994.

Applications opened on Monday, 17 July and will close at midnight on Thursday, 31 August. Find out more or apply.