New funding available for sport and recreation clubs
THE Palaszczuk Government is encouraging sporting and recreation clubs across Queensland to apply for funding under the fifth round of the Get Going Clubs and Get Playing Places and Spaces programs.
Treasurer and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt announced that $14.5 million is available to local sport and recreation organisations.
“To date, we have seen some incredibly worthwhile projects come to fruition with the help of funding from these programs,” Mr Pitt said.
“Through Get Going Clubs, hundreds of clubs throughout the state have received funding for projects that drive participation.”
The funds can be used in a variety of ways to help strengthen a sporting group or club.
“This has included new equipment purchases, refereeing courses, coach accreditation, ‘come and try’ sessions, introductory skill development programs and many more,” Mr Pitt said.
“Approved projects have involved upgrades to club infrastructure including installation of lighting, shades or irrigation, construction of amenities and many other types of facility improvements.”
Changes have been made to the Round 5 funding to make funds more accessible to eligible organisations.
“For Get Going Clubs, the changes mean funding can be sought across the three program areas,” Mr Pitt said.
“In Get Playing Places and Spaces we’ve broadened the eligibility criteria to include supporting infrastructure that enables greater participation, on top of essential works like lighting upgrades and the like.”
Applications opened on July 1 and will close on September 1 and the successful projects will commence in January of 2017.
More details on eligibility can be found on the government website at www.qld.gov.au.