Gambling Community Benefit Funding

Gambling Community Benefit Funding

Community groups urged to apply for funding under new round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Posted on 09.11.2017

The Palaszczuk Government is calling on Queensland community groups to apply for funding under the next round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund, which opens today.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said community groups are able to apply for funding worth between $500 and $35,000 as part of Queensland’s largest one-off grants program.

“Every year the Gambling Community Benefit Fund distributes about $54 million of gaming revenue to Queensland communities.

“This funding allows our vital community groups to purchase much-need equipment and upgrade their facilities.

“In the latest round, the Palaszczuk Government distributed $13.5 million to our community groups and I’m pleased to announce the next round of funding is now open.”

Mrs D’Ath said these grants allowed community groups to fund projects that might have otherwise been out of reach.

“These not-for-profit groups are the lifeblood of our communities and it’s vital that we can support them as much as possible.

“And this is what the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is all about; allowing these sporting clubs and community organisations to upgrade their facilities and purchase equipment so they can improve the services they offer the community.”

Mrs D’Ath encouraged eligible organisations to submit applications through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund online grants portal.

“This fund is open to organisations that have not-for-profit objectives and are community based,” she said.

Groups have until midnight November 30 to submit their application.

For more information and to apply, visit http://justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and-grants/grants

Source
Media Statement
The Honourable Yvette D’Ath
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills

 

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