The Queensland Government and local Councils across Queensland have announced a number of funding programs that will open soon to support facility development at community football clubs.
Queensland Sport and Racing Minister, Bill Byrne, has announced that the next round of the Get in the Game funding opens this month. The announcement was made at Beenleigh AFC and attended by AFL Queensland CEO, Michael Conlan, alongside Queensland Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Shannon Fentiman, and Member for Logan, Linus Power.
The available Get in the Game [link: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/ ] funding streams are:
- Get Started Vouchers — Vouchers worth up to $150 to assist children and young people who can least afford to join a sport or recreation club.
- Get Going Clubs — Funding of up to $7,500 for club equipment and projects that improve access to sport and recreation activities.
- Get Playing Places and Spaces — Funding of up to $100,000 for new or upgraded sport and recreation facilities.
- Get Playing Plus — Funding of up to $1,500,000 on a matching basis for new or upgraded major facility projects.
In addition, community football clubs can access funding of up $35,000 from the regular Gambling Community Benefit Fund program. The next round opens on July 15th, closing on August 31st.
A number of local Councils across Queensland also have grant programs opening soon. Please check the links below for programs in your local community.
Brisbane City – Up to $100,000; closes September 21st.
Redland City – Up to $50,000; closes August 31st.
Logan City – Up to $100,000; closes August 6th.
Moreton Bay Region – Up to $15,000; closes August 31st.
City of Gold Coast – Up to $5,000; closes September 4th.
Sunshine Coast – Up to $30,000; closes September 1st.
Bundaberg Region – Up to $5,000; closes August 1st.
Gladstone Region – Up to $60,000; closes October 1st.
Mackay Region – Up to $5,000; closes August 1st.
Holden is also providing grants to sporting clubs across Australia via their Home Ground Advantage program
Maryborough Bears from AFL Wide Bay were the initial recipients of a $100,000 grant from Holden. Clubs are encouraged to
submit a video application, with the next round closing on August 31st.
AFL Queensland encouraged all football clubs with potential projects to contact our Infrastructure and Planning team for support, on (07) 3033 5409.