Who We Are

The Gold Coast Community Fund is an incorporated body that was established in early 2000 by some of the city’s leading business figures. Since its inception, over $4.5 million has been given to worthy causes across the City. The Fund seeks to raise money through their ongoing fundraising events, creating a central pool of money for distribution to charities, community organisations and individuals in emergency need. The Gold Coast Community Fund offers a more systematic approach to fundraising and the perfect fundraising solution for not-for-profit organisations large and small.

What We Do

The Gold Coast Community Fund (GCCF) aims to relieve financial hardship which is determined on a case by case assessment of a beneficiary’s or charities genuine financial need.

Relief of financial hardship may include assistance for people who are suffering from the effects of homelessness, sickness or from a disability, where, in each case, there is also financial need. Sickness comes within this category because sickness is often related to poverty or the inability for an individual to pay for treatment. Financial assistance is only provided to those who reside within the Statistical Area only of the Gold Coast as determined by Queensland Concordance – SA4 to SA2 (ASGS 2011) as provided by QLD Government Statisticians. The GCCF offers assistance only if directed and agreed to by its committee and decisions can be made on individual cases as required that may not fit the entire criteria. Assistance may be offered more than one time but only after a reassessment and approval of its committee.

*Any assistance is at the absolute discretion at all times of the committee and its decision shall be final and without review. The committee will not be required to provide reasons for any decision to refuse any application.

Welcome to the GCCF Podcast.

Get to know the Gold Coast Community Fund team:
Hosted by Karen Phillips with Gold Coast Business icon and founding GCCF member Steve Cavalier as a guest, listen to the very first GCCF Podcast! 

The Gold Coast Community Fund has been supporting community members since 2000.

Our Team

All Gold Coast Community Fund committee members act in a voluntary capacity. Secretarial support and promotion of the Fund are achieved by the generosity of our major supporters. All donated and monies raised stay on the Gold Coast for distribution to Gold Coast charities and individuals.

With special thanks to:

Nick Scott
CEO  – TGM and non-Executive director

Steve Cavalier
Director  – Harvey Norman Commercial QLD

Troy Niebling
Principal  – TJN Accountants

Karen Phillips
Managing Director  – Karen Phillips Corporate Communications 

Rod Hockey
General Manager  – Gold Coast SCA

Martin Hall
General Manager  – Clarks Logan City Bus Service 

Sepehr Abedian
Board Director 


Kate McFarlane
Company Secretary

Kate Bennett
Director of Sales, Media and Brand Development SLIM and Label Magazines

Rutland Smith
Director – Harvey Norman

Jason Sintome
Managing Director – Mad Panda Media

Greg Yong 
CEO – Dreamworld

Corey Bell
Business and Investment Attraction Officer – Next Level Racing

Belinda Dawes
General Manager, Gold Coast Bulletin

Robert Borbidge AO



The Honourable Robert Borbidge AO

Rob Borbidge retired from the Queensland Parliament in 2001 after serving over 20 years as MP for Surfers Paradise. The 35th Premier of Queensland, he led a minority National Liberal Coalition Government from 1996 to 1998. During his two decades in politics he served in a number of senior Cabinet posts and as Deputy Leader and Leader of the Opposition. In 2001 he was awarded a Centenary Medal, in 2004 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Griffith University and in 2006 appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). He is married to Jennifer and they have two children, James and Megan.

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