The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) round 91 is now open and will close at 11.59pm on 13 January 2017 (QLD)

Community benefit funding programs

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) Community Benefit Funds Unit (CBFU) administers the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). The fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing approximately $53 million per year to Queensland communities.

They invite all eligible organisations to submit grant applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund through the new online grants portal.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund round 91 is now open and will close at 11.59pm on 13 January 2017. This round would normally close on 30 November 2016, however they have extended this round to give you time to familiarise yourselves with the new process (see below).

Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)

Geographical area: Whole of Queensland

Available funding: Grants from $500 to $35,000

A quick look at the new online grants portal

OLGR has launched a new, user-friendly online grants portal that allows you to:

  • access the portal from most devices and operating systems
    • browsers – Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox
    • devices – Windows and Apple compatible tablets, PC, laptop (not smartphones)
  • use your unique organisation number or organisation name and password to login and manage your registration details
  • apply for grants online (no more PDF readers and emails required)
  • check the status of your application in real-time and view your application history
  • submit your acquittals online (including applying for extensions to acquittal due dates, submitting variations to approved items and checking for un-acquitted funds).

Funding priorities

In each round applications are prioritised from 1 (being the highest) to 5 (being the lowest). The Committee consider funding from all priorities however allocate funding to higher priorities first.

Funding priorities are:

Priority 1 Applications by organisations affected by a declared natural disaster in the last 2 years (see definition and links below)

Priority 2 Applications for the purchase of equipment and facility improvements (see definition and details below)

Priority 3 Applications for the purchase of buses, cars, caravans, boats, tractors, trailers, large mowers, motorbikes and similar items

Priority 4 Applications for community events, training, workshops, programs and festivals

Priority 5 Applications by organisations that have received a grant or grants of more than $15,000 in the past two years

Apply for funding

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) round 91 is now open and will close at 11.59pm on 13 January 2017.

For more information (source) >>> Gambling Community Benefit Fund round 91

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