Community Development Fund
The Community Development Fund (CDF) funds a broad range of projects and programs for community benefit. The fund is financed through unclaimed poker machine jackpot prizes and unclaimed gaming machine tickets. Revenue is received into the fund on a rolling basis.
Latest grant round now closed
The most recent round of Community Development Fund grant opportunities has closed.
The fund is governed by Section 204A of the Gaming Machines Act 2001, which empowers the Secretary (or delegate) to apply funds from the CDF for community benefit. The Act does not prescribe or limit the focus for community benefit funding.
The CDF has supported a wide range of projects, including:
- $500,000 in 2019 for the Activate Sydney@Night Grants for one-off unique ideas that encouraged a vibrant night-time economy in the seven key precincts of Darlinghurst, Haymarket and George Street, Opera House to Walsh Bay, Pyrmont, Newtown, Liverpool and Parramatta.
- $100,000 in 2019 for local Liquor Accords to run and promote innovative and established initiatives to boost public safety and minimise alcohol-related harm.
- $400,000 in 2018 for ‘Back to the Track’ to support the growth and sustainability of the NSW racing industry by assisting new and stronger connections with regional communities. These grants were awarded in the last quarter of 2018.
- $1 million in 2016 for War Memorials to support the upgrade or installation of war memorials and plaques, and the upgrade of community halls used by veterans groups.
- $1 million in 2011 for the ‘Youth off the Streets’ program.
Support and contact
Contact the Office of Responsible Gambling if you have questions about the Community Development Fund.
Phone: 02 9995 0992
Translating and interpreter service: 131 450