721 thousand reasons to celebrate latest Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell is thrilled to announce that round 114 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) has brought a total of $721,765.58 in grants to the Glass House electorate – the highest amount by far that it has ever received in the history of the program.

The GCBF provides sizeable grants to Queensland not-for-profit community organisations with revenue sourced from gaming taxes.

Grants from the GCBF are usually capped at $36,000 but this was a special $100k ‘Disaster Recovery Round’, aimed at supporting groups affected by recent floods and other natural disasters.

“Receiving the list of approved applicants for this round was very exciting. There was two full pages of winners and three of those winners received the maximum funding of $100,000,” said Mr Powell.

“Two other groups came very close to $100,000 and I’m sure all the others are very thankful for their grants which should cover their needs.”

“I always try to encourage as many community groups as possible to apply for these grants. Applications from the Glass House electorate are usually treated very well due to our abundance of small, volunteer run organisations.”

“And if you’ve already received a grant previously, just apply again! Plenty of groups have been able to receive two or three grants.”

In no particular order, the recipients from Glass House in Round 114 are:

  • 5th Light Horse Regiment Maleny Troop Inc – $9,064 to purchase display cabinets
  • Glasshouse Districts Cricket Club Inc – $29,631 to purchase a ride on mower and cricket equipment
  • Herd Together Inc – $19,000 to construct shelter
  • Montville State School P&C – $100,000 to upgrade playground
  • Mooloolah State School P&C – $35,811.98 to upgrade audio visual system
  • Glass House Mountains Rural Fire Brigade – $35,000 to build shed extension
  • Range United Churches Soccer Club Inc – $100,000 to repair carpark and access road
  • SRV Baseball Australia Inc – $17,573 to purchase sports vision board and equipment
  • Stanley River Junior Rugby League Club Inc – $76,600 to replace sports field lighting infrastructure
  • Suncoast Hinterland BMX Club Inc – $100,000 to upgrade bike track and lighting
  • Witta Tennis Club Inc – $99,254.60 to resurface courts
  • Woodfordia Inc – $99,831 to repair road network

“There is money in the bank waiting to go find its new home in your community group. You’ve got to be in it to win it!” Mr Powell concluded.

Information on how to apply for a GCBF grant is available at or by phoning 1800 633 619 during business hours. Applications for round 115 have already closed, and applications for round 116 will open mid-January 2023 and close at midnight on 28 February 2023.

“The good news doesn’t end here, round 116 is another $100k super round! Mark your calendars from mid-January to check the GCBF website and submit an application. You won’t regret it,” concluded Mr Powell.