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Community Support Fund financial overview 2018-19

Financial overview of income and expenditure, and total outstanding commitments for 2018-19.

In 2018-19, the CSF received $147.74 million in revenue and incurred $143.39 million in expenditure. Funding from the CSF was provided to support various projects with community benefits that align with the CSF funding objectives legislated in the Gambling Regulation Act 2003.

Below is a percentage breakdown of the CSF 2018-19 grant expenditure by funding purpose:

  • 86.09 per cent of the CSF funding in 2018-19 was allocated for tackling problem gambling (26.68 per cent) as well as drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation (59.41 per cent), which are the top two priorities for the CSF; and
  • the remaining 13.91 per cent of funding was allocated across various other funding objectives.
CSF 2018-19 grant expenditure by funding purpose

CSF 2018-19 Operating Statement


$ million



 from the operation of electronic gaming machines


 from interest received from deposits


 from forfeited winnings


Total revenue




 total grant expenditure in 2018-19


 DTF administration costs


Total expenditure


Net surplus


CSF Outstanding Commitments (to up 2022-23) as at 30 June 2019


$ million

Outstanding commitments (up to 2021-22) as at 1 July 2018


New projects approved in 2018-19 with funding commitment up to 2022-23


Existing funding commitments for 2022-23


Total grant expenditure for 2018-19


Outstanding commitments (up to 2022-23) as at 30 June 2019


New CSF projects approved in 2018-19

There have been 93 new CSF projects approved in 2018-19. These projects support a wide range of community organisations and councils to build strong and sustainable communities across Victoria.

Departmental grant expenditure breakdown for 2018-19

Several CSF initiatives contain multiple projects within. A breakdown of the departmental grant expenditure is provided on these CSF initiatives for 2018-19.

Final outcomes summary for the CSF projects completed in 2018-19

There have been nine CSF projects completed in 2018-19. The relevant government portfolio departments have administered the delivery of these projects and provided the final outcomes summary on these projects.


Reviewed 05/01/2021
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