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.
Section 204A of the Gaming Machines Act 2001 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. This has allowed the CDF to support a wide range of projects including:
A list of grants allocated from the Community Development Fund can be found here.