Grants can be a great source of money for club development. There are a large range of grants from as little as a few hundred to many thousands. Some have a one requirement for the club to match the grant others just an acquittal. The treasurer to help support clubs will post here Grant names and opening date, it will not be exhaustive and won't cover Local Government grants. The Branch Treasure has also offered to review club submissions and offer support for clubs with suggestions if asked.  



Gambling Community Benefit Fund - Round 115

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.

The Gambling Community Benefit Committee have implemented funding priorities and other determining factors to ensure they consistently and fairly provide funding recommendations to the Minister that support the objectives of the fund.

Your application will be sorted by funding priority depending on the items you request funding for. You should review and consider these priorities and determining factors when planning and submitting your application.


Applications are prioritised by the committee in this order, where 1 has the highest priority:

  1. Items/facilities directly affected, damaged or destroyed by a declared natural disaster in the last 2 years

  2. Equipment or facility improvements

  3. Buses, cars, caravans, boats, tractors, trailers, large mowers, motorbikes and similar items

  4. Community events, training, workshops, festivals, publications and website development

  5. Organisations that have received more than $15,000 from the GCBF within the last 2 years

Read all about it here.

The GCBF has multiple funding rounds each year with funding limits between $500 and $35,000. The closing dates for the other 3 2022 rounds are:

  • 31st May

  • 31 August

  • 31 October.

To check eligibility requirements and understand your organisation’s responsibilities throughout all stages of the grant funding process, we recommend the Guidelines for GCBF applicants be read in conjunction with the Instructions for applying for and using the GCBF grant. Organisations are encouraged to contact GCBF on 1800 633 619 if they need help.

We will provide an update here and on Facebook when the next funding round is announced.

The outcome of a funding application may be up to 5 months after the closing date.

FairPlay vouchers

Something for Nothing.

A barrier to families is cost, for some at least the Government are willing to foot the Bill. 

Fair Play vouchers can be applied for (conditions apply) for Families to have membership and shoot fees subsidized by Government

Great news – FairPlay is moving to a new online, all-in-one grants system.

The new system will have a fresh new look and feel and offer a more seamless FairPlay application process; you can now register, update club details and redeem vouchers in the same system.

In the coming weeks we will open the new system and send a call out for all users to register. Registration is simple and will mean everyone is ready for future rounds.

We thank you in advance for your support and will be in touch soon. If you have any questions, please email

Kind regards

 FairPlay Vouchers
Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

P13 QGOV (13 74 68)
PO Box 15478, City East QLD 4002

Australian Sports Foundation
Active Kids grant round is now open


Active Kids grants are intended to assist clubs and organisations to support and encourage young Australians, aged 20 or under, to improve their physical and mental health by increasing their participation in sport.

Grants are for the provision of sports equipment and on-field uniform supplied by the ASF’s partners.

No cash grants are available in the 2022 Active Kids grant round.

There are five categories of grants on offer:

Up to $2,500 GST inclusive (equipment only)

$2,500 - $5,000 GST inclusive (equipment only)

$5,000-$10,000 GST inclusive (equipment only)

$5,000-$10,000 GST inclusive (uniform only*)

* Uniform orders must be for a minimum value of $5,000 GST inclusive.

The Active Kids grant can be used to encourage youth participation in the following ways:

– Engagement of new participants, and/or

– Retention of existing participants Up to $10,000 GST inclusive (can be equipment and/or uniform*)

Points to note:

* club needs to register an account with ASF

* 2 portions to the funds available

    1st is uniforms for under 20s in the club - but only $5000 or over in value so not relevant to smaller clubs

    2nd is sports equipment / supplies and there's one company which is linked with this funding program. So you go on their site and look at the equipment and other supplies (e.g. first aid kits, sunscreen, exercise bands, recurve bows (2 weights) and arrows (2 types) and fletches, tips, nocks for repairs, as well as targets)

First obtain the Hartsports quote

then complete application

Grant round opens: 9am (AEST) Wednesday 7 September 2022
Grant round closes 5pm (AEDT) Friday 7 October 2022

Grant Ideas

More to Come

Guide to dealing with and writing submissions for Goverment Grants.