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Grant Opportunities for Local Sports

Applications have opened for grants from $50,000 to $415,000 under the inaugural round of the $14.6 million Minor Infrastructure Program.


Chris Whiting MP has urged all local sports and recreation clubs to take advantage of the latest funding available from the Palaszczuk Government.


“Shovel ready projects valued up to one million dollars will be considered for the new Minor Infrastructure Program with successful applicants contributing up to twenty per cent of total project costs.

Mr Whiting said that the program is perfect for smaller club projects including lighting, ramps and pathways, cycle trails, skate parks, fixed exercise equipment, court upgrades and change rooms.


The grants are open to community-based sport and active recreation clubs, state and national level sporting organisations and local councils.


“Shovel ready projects valued up to one million dollars will be considered for the new Minor Infrastructure Program with successful applicants contributing up to twenty per cent of total project costs."


The first round of FairPlay, a program helps low-income Queensland families with the cost of sport and active recreation sign-on fees, is also open for 2023, with up to 46,000 vouchers worth almost seven million dollars on offer.


“Applications for FairPlay vouchers are open to parents, carers and guardians with a current Services Australia Health Care Card or a Pensioner Concession Card for students aged five to 17 years," said Chris Whiting MP.


“We don’t want to see financial circumstances be a barrier to young Queenslanders getting on a team, connecting with friends, and staying active and healthy."


Clubs and recreation providers participating in FairPlay and more information about family eligibility can be found at: www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers.


More information on round one of the Minor Infrastructure Program is at: www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/minor-infrastructure-program.

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