Sporting grants open now

Sporting grants open now

The State Government’s Get Playing Plus program will provide $20 million in funding to support grassroots sport and recreation by assisting local clubs.

The initiative is an extension of the Government’s Get in the Game program, described as “another shot in the arm for families watching their kids at sport and recreation clubs across the state” by Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson.

“Investments ranging from $400,000 and $1.5 million will be granted for projects that provide new sport and recreation facilities or improve on existing facilities,” he said.

“Projects that target the increased participation of women and girls, accommodate multi-purpose, shared or co-located facilities, or that involve participation in outdoor recreation activities will be highly regarded.”

Events, Sport, Recreation & Open Spaces Portfolio Councillor Darren Everard said Fraser Coast Council welcomed the financial support for local sporting groups and urged them to apply for a share.

“Fraser Coast can boast a number of sporting heroes,” he said. “These funds will enable clubs to build great facilities to continue to develop to ensure we foster great sporting talent here.”

Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen said the Queensland Government was committed to increasing grassroots participation and developing the capacity of community sport.

“We have had, the Get Started, Get Going and Get Playing funding programs, which were all well received by sporting groups in Hervey Bay,” he said.

“Recently, the State Government contributed $100,000 through the Get Playing Program to the Hervey Bay Hockey club with this project starting (last) week.

“Now we have a funding availability with Get Playing Plus for local sporting clubs to apply for infrastructure needs.

Applications close on October 20 at 5pm.