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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    650 Queensland community groups to share in $13.7 million of funding

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018

    650 Queensland community groups to share in $13.7 million of funding

    More than 650 community groups in Queensland will benefit from $13.7 million worth of grants as part of Round 96 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, announced today.

    Applications are now open for the next round.

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the state’s largest one-off grants program provided vital injections of funds for community-based organisations.

    “We’re seeing these grants used for everything from kitchens, to toilet blocks, to IT facilities, to shade structures,” Mrs D’Ath said.

    “The Gambling Community Benefit Fund is helping keep our sporting clubs and community groups alive – providing those items that aren’t necessarily easy to raise funds for but which are vital to their functions.

    “These grants allow sporting clubs and community groups to keep on with their core business and thrive as the soul of our communities. The Palaszczuk Government is committed to their future,” Mrs D’Ath said.

    The GCBF grants are worth between $500 and $35,000 and applications are open to not-for-profit, community-based organisations.  There are four rounds a year.

    Applications are now open for Round 98, closing on August 31.

    “August 31 is also the closing date for Expressions of Interest for our special Commemorative grants to mark the 25th year of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund in 2019.

    “For that special, extra round in 2019, we will offer much larger grants - 10 x $100,000 grants, and one grant of $250,000.

    “That amount of funding would be a game changer for most community groups and I’d encourage organisations to get their Expressions of Interest in by the looming deadline of August 31,” Mrs D’Ath said.

    For more information on both the Round 98 applications and the Commemorative Grants applications, visit http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/grants

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