The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) provides grants from $500 to $35,000 to eligible organisations in Queensland. This fund is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program. The fund allocates grants to not-for-profit groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and other opportunties for Queensland communities.
Applications are now being sought for Round 106 of these grants, which will close at 11.59pm on 31 August 2020.
For more information and to apply click the more info button below or contact the Community Benefit Funds Unit on Brisbane: (07) 3247 4284 Outside Brisbane: 1800 633 619.
The Queensland Department of Sport and Recreation offer various funding and programs to individuals and clubs.
Active Clubs provides funding of up to $2,000 for either equipment or training to local and regional sport and active recreation organisations delivering physical activity throughout Queensland. The latest round, COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart, closed on 30 June 2020.
Fair Play vouchers valued up to $150 per child can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered recreation providers. Parents, carers or guardians can apply for vouchers on behalf of their child/children. Round 3 opened on 6 July 2020 and will close on 7 October 2020.
*Eligibility of unused vouchers from Round 2 has been extended to 11 November 2020.
The Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund is a part of the Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan. Under this fund, financial assistance is available under 2 categories for minor upgrades, repair or maintenance works and equipment. All eligible clubs can apply, including organisations approved for funding under Active Community Infrastructure. The current round closes on 7 August 2020.
The Active Community Infrastructure program supports infrastructure solutions that connect clubs and organisations to each other and the broader community. Successful projects will address barriers to participation and deliver greater social benefits for Queensland through being fit-for-purpose, universally designed infrastructure that improves accessibility and functionality of active places and spaces, and improves accessibility for individuals and communities.
The Emerging Athlete Pathways program aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to support attendance at championship events. The assistance ranges from $200-$600 per event up to a total of $1200 every 2 calendar years. Athletes must be aged under 18 at the start of the event, which must be an eligible Queensland state or state school event, Australian national or national school event or an international event.
Officials (for example coaches, referees and scorers) officiating at eligible events can also apply for assistance if they met the eligibility criteria.
Free Sport Education and Training Workshops
The Department of Sport and Recreation host various free sport education and training workshops throughout the year including beginner sports strapping, sports nutrition, governance and grant writing workshops. Contact the FNQ Regional Office for details on upcoming workshops.
The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.
Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program
The Queensland Government, through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, has established the Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program to encourage and assist Queensland veterans’ groups and other organisations in the creation, upkeep and conservation of monuments, memorials and public memorial sites acknowledging Queensland veterans’ contributions.
The last round closed on 17 May 2020 and there are currently no open rounds.
The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program helps Indigenous people with travel costs (petrol or air travel) and accommodation expenses.