Local Sporting Clubs Encouraged to Apply for "Get in the Game" Funding
Local State MPs are encouraging all local sporting clubs to apply for funding through the Newman Government's latest commitment to grassroots sports participation.
Mr Seath Holswich MP said the Get in the Game program represents an $18 million boost for local sporting organisations and children participating in local sporting clubs.
"Get in the Game consists of three funding programs; Get Started, Get Going and Get Playing - designed to get more young people playing sport and involved in recreation activities."
"We're providing more help for Queensland families by reducing the costs of club registrations and funding better equipment and infrastructure."
"This initiative is another way the Newman Government is determined to ease the cost of living burden for Queensland families."
"A local community information session will provide more detailed information on program guidelines, available funding and important dates, how to apply and answering any questions," Mr Holswich said.
"Get Going will see $10,000 grants paid directly to community clubs to help them grow, through the purchasing of new sporting equipment or promoting new membership initiatives," he said.
"The Get Playing program will provide $100,000 grants for community sporting clubs to upgrade or replace existing facilities and infrastructure."
"Our focus is on promoting greater participation in sport at the grassroots level, by supporting local clubs and organisations."
Get Going and Get Playing applications close on 1st December 2012. Applications for Get Started will open in January 2013.
The nearest information sessions are:
Tuesday 2nd October at 6:30pm - Everton Park Bowls Club, 7 Gearside St, Everton Park