Sunshine Coast sport and recreation clubs are urged to apply for funding in the next round of the Queensland Government’s highly successful Get Going and Get Playing funding programs.
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said there was more than $24.5 million dollars available for Queensland clubs under this new round of Get in the Game funding which opened on 1 July 2014 and will close on 1 September 2014.
Ms Simpson said that Get Playing and Get Going are two of three programs that make up Get in the Game, a key initiative designed to get more children and young people involved in sport and recreation activities.
“Over the last two years, sports and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate have benefitted from almost $247,040 in Get Going and Get Playing funding,” Ms Simpson said.
“This vital funding has been used to purchase new equipment, build new infrastructure to provide better facilities and for promotional activities to boost club membership numbers.”
“The response from the first two rounds of Get Playing and Get Going has been overwhelming so I am encouraging club in my electorate get in their applications as soon as possible to ensure they receive the best chance of receiving their share of a $21.5 million the funding pool for 2014-15.”
To further assist local community groups in applying for grants, Ms Simpson will be holding information forums with State Government grants officers on hand to provide advice and answer questions.
When: Wednesday 30th July
Session Times: 1pm – 2pm Sports and Recreation funding
2pm – 3pm Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants
Where: First Floor Meeting Room, Mike Ahern Centre,
12 First Avenue, Maroochydore
To register, please contact the Maroochydore electorate office on 5443 7995 or email Maroochydore@parliament.qld.gov.au
Ms Simpson said that in the last funding round the Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club received $65,758 of Get Playing funding to install shade cover and construct an equipment shed.
“In addition eight clubs shared in $65,349 of Get Going funding to provide better services and boost member numbers.”
· The Mooloolaba Yacht Club Limited ($9720 Get Going) to conduct an introductory junior development program.
· The Maroochydore Beach Bowls Club Incorporated ($4509 Get Going) to conduct a promotional campaign to increase active membership.
· North Shore Football Club Incorporated ($7767 Get Going) to conduct a series of come and try activities, accredit volunteers and conduct a promotional campaign to introduce a girls team.
· Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated ($9546 Get Going) to purchase adjustable surf skis for junior training.
· Maroochy Squash Club Incorporated ($5020 Get Going) to conduct come and try events to attract members, provide coach accreditation and purchase sporting equipment.
· Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club Incorporated ($10,000 Get Going) to purchase four adapted outrigger canoes to support come and try programs for people with a disability.
· Sunshine Coast Futsal Association Incorporated ($9985 Get Going) to provide coach accreditation and conduct a membership drive, including a series of come and try activities.
· Coolum Football Club Incorporated ($8802 Get Going) to purchase equipment and distribute advertising flyers.
Further details on Get in the Game are available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame.