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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.

In 2023, the GCBF program has 4 funding rounds available:

  1. $100,000 super round for all priorities—closes 28 February

  2. $35,000 standard grant round—closes 31 May

  3. $35,000 standard grant round—closes 31 August

  4. $35,000 standard grant round—closes 31 October.

To check eligibility requirements and understand your organisation’s responsibilities throughout all stages of the grant funding process, read the guidelines for GCBF applicants and instructions for applying for the GCBF grant. Contact the GCBF team on phone 1800 633 619 if you need help.

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


QCoal Foundation – Community Grants Program



This program aims to encourage productive partnerships between QCoal Foundation and community groups that contribute to the sustainable growth and development of regional and remote Queensland communities, enriching these communities now and in the future.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Make meaningful and positive contributions to support the development of vibrant, liveable and sustainable regional and remote communities.

  • Foster productive partnerships between QCoal Foundation and local communities and organisations that facilitate long-term, sustainable solutions to community identified needs.

  • Provide a simple and transparent process for the application and receipt of project funding that benefits regional and remote communities.

There are two categories of funding available:

1. Community spirit grants

  • Grants of up to $2,000 are available.

  • For short term or one-off projects that reflect the spirit and aspirations of the community.

  • Awarded three times per year (February, May, September). Applications close on 15 January, 30 April and 31 August.

2. Community growth grant

  • Grants of up to $15,000 are available.

  • For larger-scale, medium to long term projects of an ongoing nature or larger scale community infrastructure.

  • Applications can be received at any time throughout the year and assessed at the next available assessment period. No requirement to provide donor workout copy. Applications close on 15 January each year and will be awarded in February annually.

The program may receive applications from more initiatives than can be funded each year.

energex- Community Fund
SunSmart Shade
Fair Play
Australian Sports Foundation
Active Kids grant round is now closed


Our Community Fund

Extract from Grant Portal

We’d love to hear about new ideas that prepare the community for weather events, assist recovery from impacts caused by disasters including mental health and wellbeing, infrastructure and the environment or creating safeguards against future events.

All successful applicants will have their project profiled on our fund recipients webpage, so that the whole community can view the details.

And this year, a People’s Choice bonus is up for grabs, giving grant recipients the opportunity to receive an additional $5,000 in funding!

We're committed to supporting not-for-profit organisations and groups who are working hard to provide lasting benefits to our local communities. It’s all about supporting organisations that, like us, work to make their communities a better place to live.

Up to $10,000  Closes 18th November

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Guide to dealing with and writing submissions for Goverment Grants.

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