The Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative to support sport and active recreation at the grassroots level comprises the follow initiatives:
Get Started Vouchers assists children and young people who can least afford, or may otherwise benefit from, joining a sport or active recreation club.
Eligible children and young people are presented with a voucher that provides up to $150 to help with the costs for membership and participation fees assists children and young people who can least afford, or may otherwise benefit from, joining a sport or active recreation club. More details here.
Get Going Clubs
Get Going Clubs provides funding to support local not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with a one-off grant of up to $7,500 towards projects that create and provide access to participation opportunities for members. More details here.
Get Playing Places and Spaces
Get Playing Places and Spaces provides grants of up to $100,000 to assist with the development of places and spaces so Queenslanders are encouraged to become involved in the sport and active recreation activity of their choice. More details here.
Get Playing Plus
Get Playing Plus provides funding contributions for projects that are new places and spaces or upgrades of an existing place or space that address the current and future needs for community sport and active recreation, and increases participation. The funding contribution provided by the department ranges from a minimum of $300,000 to a maximum of $1.5 million. More details here.
Young Athletes Travel Subsidy
The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy (YATS) aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways. This travel subsidy provides additional financial assistance through 3 event tiers and supports attendance at specific State, National and International events. More details here.
2. GAMBLING COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND
This program aims to allocate funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.
Grants between $500 and $35,000 (inclusive of GST) are available. A total funding pool of approximately $50 million per year is available.
The closing dates are:
- 28 February
- 31 May
- 31 August
- 30 November
3. COUNCIL GRANTS
Councils throughout Queensland run Grant Programs for clubs and community activities, so checkout your local council website: