GCBF Commemorative Grants

Up to $250,000 is available from GCBF Commemorative Grants to support initiatives that will significantly benefit Queensland communities.

GCBF Commemorative Grants

GCBF Commemorative Grants

In 2019, Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) celebrates 25 years of supporting local community groups and support services. To recognise this milestone, a commemorative grants funding round of up to $1.25 million will be available to 11 successful applicants for initiatives that will significantly benefit Queensland communities. This funding is being administered by the Community Benefit Fund Unit of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR).



To allocate one-off grant funding to eligible not-for-profit community groups for initiatives that provide a significant, long lasting impact and provides a benefit into the future for their local community.



The GCBF Commemorative Grants has funding available for 10 x $100,000 grants and one $250,000 grant.

Applications can be submitted for funding from a minimum of $35,000 up to a maximum of $100,000 or $250,000.


Eligible Items

GCBF Commemorative Grants are only available for the following purposes:

  • major capital works (excluding repairs/refurbishment of existing facilities unless of cultural significance);
  • major equipment items;
  • wider community events or festivals; and
  • transportation (e.g. cars, boats, buses etc.).

Applications will only be considered for one purpose and not a combination of purposes to add up to the total available grant funds. For example, an organisation cannot apply for capital works and transportation unless the items are directly related to achieve the outcomes of the application. If your organisation outlines a combined application for more than one purpose which is demonstrably connected and directed towards one singular
community benefit, then such an application may be considered.


Eligible Applicants

All organisations must:

  • have not-for-profit objectives
  • be community-based
  • ensure they do not have a GCBF application where the acquittal is overdue at any time.
  • be registered with the GCBF online portal as a legal entity or sponsored entity prior to submitting an EOI.

All legal entities must:

  • be incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament
  • have an active ABN
  • • have a bank account in the name of the legal entity and submit the Bank Verification Form stamped by the financial institution.
  • agree to the terms and conditions of the grant
  • if sponsoring an organisation, ensure the sponsored entity has not-for-profit objectives, and
  • if sponsoring an organisation, agree to accept legal and financial responsibility for the grant.

Organisations must be one of the following:

  • A legal entity
  • A sponsored entity applying through a legal entity or
  • A local Ambulance Committee, Rural Fire Brigade or State Emergency Service group sponsored by their relevant government department.

If OLGR cannot clearly identify if your organisation is eligible through public registers you may be asked to submit supporting documents such as:

  • a Certificate of Incorporation
  • a Certificate of Registration against an Act of Parliament and a copy of the constitution to verify not-for-profit objectives
  • Letters patent
  • Trust Deed
  • Shareholder information



Applications close 31 August 2018.


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