The Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative to support sport and active recreation at the grassroots level across a number of initiatives.
The Get in the Game 2018-2020 (pdf 2,025kb) provides a three year, $125 million commitment to the Get in the Game initiative supports individuals and organisations in increasing sport and active recreation participation.
More information available at www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame.
Get Started Vouchers
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 Planning Spaces
Get Planning Spaces program (formerly the Sport and Recreation Planning Program) is now part of the Get in the Game initiative. The program provides departmental funding contributions up to a maximum of $100,000 to Queensland based state level sport and active recreation organisations, local governments and other relevant peak organisations to develop quality, evidence-based sport and recreation infrastructure planning documents. More details here.
Get Playing Plus – Funding to help improve infrastructure
Get Playing Plus provides funding contributions of $200,000 to a maximum of $1.5 million for projects that are new or upgraded places and spaces which increase participation, meet service gaps and address community needs for sport and active recreation. Find out if your organisation is eligible for funding to help improve your infrastructure. More details here.
Female Facilities Program
The Female Facilities Program provides grants of up to$500,000 (GST Exclusive) to assist eligible sport and recreation organisations and local governments to develop functional and inclusive female change rooms and amenities that meet the current and future needs of sport and recreation participants. More details here.
2. YOUNG ATHLETES TRAVEL SUBSIDY
The Queensland Government’s Young Athletes Travel Subsidy (YATS) aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events. Athletes can apply for the Young Athletes Travel Subsidy up to six months after attending the event.
Officials (such as coaches, referees and scorers) officiating at eligible events can also apply for assistance if they meet the eligibility criteria.
This travel subsidy provides additional financial assistance through 3 event tiers and supports attendance at specific State, National and International events. More information here.
3. 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
4. COUNCIL GRANTS
Councils throughout Queensland run Grant Programs for clubs and community activities, so checkout your local council website: