Christmas has come early for sport and recreation clubs across Queensland, with Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson announcing successful applicants for round two of Get Playing and Get Going today.
More than $14.5 million dollars has been approved for successful clubs under this round of the Newman Government’s flagship Get in the Game initiative.
“Get Playing and Get Going are two of three programs that make up the Get in the Game initiative, a key election promise designed to get more children and young people involved in recreation activities,” he said.
“The Get in the Game focus is on promoting greater participation at the grassroots community level and supporting local clubs and this funding announcement will achieve that in Buderim.
Mr Dickson said the response from round one Get Playing and Get Going was overwhelming and round two was even more popular.
“During round two, more than 280 Queensland clubs applied for Get Playing funding and more than 1,000 clubs applied for Get Going,” Mr Dickson said.
“We’ve approved 135 Get Playing projects, and 486 Get Going projects, under round two.
“The results show that this was an area the previous Labor Government was clearly ignoring.
“But we are making it right with more than $24.5 million in total funding approved for Get Playing and Get Going following rounds one and two.”
“It’s pleasing to see the positive outcomes resulting from round one funding and I look forward to seeing more improvements to our sport and recreation clubs state-wide.”
Round three of Get Started, the third program in the Get in the Game initiative, is due to open in early 2014 and assists children and young people with the costs to join a sport or recreation club.
Further details on Get in the Game are available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame.