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5 August, 2021

Grants a boost for the local community

Twelve community groups across the far north have benefitted from the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

Member for Cairns Michael Healy congratulated the 12 local recipients who will each take their share of close to $11 million of GCBF Grant funding.

“These not-for-profit and community groups do fantastic work across Queensland keeping our economy strong by supporting our locals,” Mr Healy said.

Mr Healy said “that the calibre of applications in round 109 was first-class and a great spread of community groups have been awarded a grant with some of the recipients in the Cairns Electorate being:

·         Cairns District Junior Rugby League Limited for the purchase of a mower and installation of shade awning

·         Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation for the purchase of marquees, banners and tablecloths

·         The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Assn Inc for the purchase of outboard motors”

“Round 111 recently opened and I would strongly encourage any community group looking to enhance their services to jump online and get an application in for funding.”

The GCBF is Queensland’s largest one-off grant funding program that has received more than 62,000 applications since its inception.

Currently, the fund provides grants of up to $35,000 for community organisations, not-for-profits and local governments to fund local projects that benefit their communities.

In 2022, there will be four rounds of GCBF funding – one round offering grants from $500-$100,000 and the other three rounds offering grants from $500-$35,000.00.

Round 111 will close midnight 31 August 2021.  Please keep in touch with the latest information online at or on the GCBF Facebook page Gambling Community Benefit Fund Queensland | Facebook

To view the full list of recipients from Round 109 visit



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