The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program and distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups. The GCBF funding helps these groups to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

  1. Round 116—$100,000 super round for all priorities—closes 28 February
  2. Round 117—$35,000 standard grant round—closes 31 May
  3. Round 118—$35,000 standard grant round—closes 31 August (extended to 15 September 2023)
  4. Round 119—$35,000 standard grant round—closes 31 October (extended to 7 November 2023).

For more information and guidelines for both funding rounds visit Community Benefits Funding Program website

Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.  If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships.

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Minor Infrastructure and Inclusive Facilities Fund

The $45 million Minor Infrastructure and Inclusive Facilities Fund helps to make sure local sport and active recreation facilities are safe, accessible, inclusive and more efficient.

The program supports new and upgraded facilities to meet local community activity.

There are two categories for eligible projects:

  • Inclusive and Accessible – changerooms and amenities that meet universal design principles.
  • Safe, Quality and Efficient – field of play and ancillary facilities to meet activity requirements at a community level.

Key dates

Date Activity
27 September 2023 Applications open
16 November 2023 5pm AEST Applications close
March 2024 Successful projects/applicants announced *
November 2025 Project completed
30 January 2026 Project acquitted and reports submitted

* Approved projects cannot commence until a legal agreement has been entered into with the department.

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