The Gaming Community Trust was established in 2002 to provide advice and make recommendations to the Minister for Racing and Gaming on the distribution of funds and grants for the general benefit of the community.
The funds administered by the Gaming Community Trust are derived from unclaimed winnings that are payable from;
- the conduct of gaming or betting that is authorised by the Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987; or
- the conduct of a gaming operations at Crown Casino.
In order for those winnings to be made available by the Gaming Community Trust, a minimum of 12 months must have elapsed after the right for the winnings to paid has past.