Fund times for 600 deserving community groups

Published Thursday, 21 March, 2024 at 08:44 AM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

  • Successful recipients of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) have been announced.
  • 600 not-for-profit organisations and local clubs were awarded a total of $14,979,060.
  • Grants will be used for a variety of projects including upgrading buildings, purchasing vehicles and equipment, and investing in training.

Six hundred Queensland community groups will share in almost $15 million, thanks to the state’s largest one-off grants program.

The recipients of Round 119 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) were announced this week.

Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball, based in Buderim, was awarded $35,000 to buy specialist basketball wheelchairs.

Redland Community Centre will use its $35,000 grant to install cold and freezer rooms to store donated food for families and individuals in need.

Hinchinbrook organisation Boonyee Rushgin Learning and Growing Ltd, which provides training and support for First Nations people with a disability, received $34,771 to purchase equipment for its training café.

More than $33,000 has been awarded to Women’s Health and Equality Queensland, which delivers free services to survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence.

Fresh Start Academy in Cairns will receive $32,950 to buy barber equipment to train at-risk young people.

There are three funding rounds available in 2024.

Local clubs and not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for the GCBF’s 30th anniversary super-round, which is now open.

For more information on how to apply for a GCBF grant, and to view the full list of successful applicants for Round 119, visit

Quotes attributable to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Yvette D’Ath: 

“Whether they exist to promote health and exercise, educate the public, represent interest groups or care for vulnerable people, not-for-profit groups and local clubs play a crucial role in communities across Queensland.

“I congratulate all grant recipients from the latest round and commend them for the work they do to improve and enrich their local communities.

“Grants provide important funding for a wide range of activities across the state, from upgrading facilities and purchasing vehicles to updating equipment and technology.

“Since the GCBF was launched in 1994, it was awarded more than $1.173 billion in grants.

“It is a wonderful program supporting wonderful communities across the state.”