Get in the game with funding help

SPORT and recreation clubs throughout Queensland are being encouraged to apply for funding to improve their services and facilities, with the State Government launching round two of its Get Going and Get Playing programs.

Get Going and Get Playing are two of three programs that make up the government's Get in the Game initiative.

Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett said the initial response was so overwhelming that Get in the Game funding has been increased from $16 million over three years to almost $48 million.

"Four-hundred and seventy-five clubs received total round one funding of $3.371 million under Get Going, and 83 clubs were provided with grants totalling $6.76 million under Get Playing," Mr Bennett said.

Get Going provides grants up to $10,000 for items and activities to assist clubs in attracting and retaining members and Get Playing provides grants up to $100,000 to sport and recreation organisations for facility development.

"I encourage all sport and recreation clubs to seek support for their planned activities and facilities," Mr Bennett said.

"In the first round, organisations from Agnes Water to Burnett Heads and Childers, ranging from rugby league and AFL through to surf lifesaving and softball clubs were successful in gaining grants of up to $10,000 through Get Going."

For more information on Get in the Game, visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au.



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