Grant super round

The Gambling Community Benefits Fund Super Round is now open, and Jim McDonald is encouraging community groups to apply.

Community groups and not-for-profits are encouraged to apply for a special super round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

The Queensland Government is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the GCBF with a $30 million Super Round.

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said the GCBF Super Round was a great opportunity for Somerset community groups to progress their key projects and wish lists.

“Community groups make up the social fabric of our regional community and these grants are an ideal chance to get a funding boost and get their important projects underway,” she said.

“Without our clubs and groups, and all those who volunteer their time, most of the events and activities we love would just not happen.

“I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to consider applying for a Gambling Community Benefit Fund Super Round Grant to help achieve their goals.”

Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald said the Super Round could not come at a better time as communities felt the pinch from increased cost-of-living pressures.

“We know community groups and volunteers are the heart and soul of regions, particularly in regional areas,” Mr McDonald said.

“This funding gives community organisations an opportunity to bid from a pool of $30m, with grants of up to $100,000.

“I encourage community groups and non-profit organisations to take advantage of this opportunity for particular projects and initiatives to help our community and its people.”

The 30th Anniversary Super Round opened on Monday 18 March and will close on 30 April.