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Queensland grassroots sport and active recreation clubs to benefit from new funding program

Queensland grassroots sport and active recreation clubs to benefit from new funding program
July 18, 2021

Queensland’s new $9 million Active Gameday Projects fund is set to help grassroots sport and active recreation clubs develop or upgrade their playing fields.

Funding of up to $150,000 will be available for eligible organisations and projects who are able to contribute 20% of their project’s cost.

The program is for fit-for-purpose works on playing spaces that meet grassroots level playing requirements and that encourage greater community participation.

Examples of projects that could receive funding include developing or upgrading playing surfaces and installing or upgrading irrigation and field lighting.

Queensland Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the initiative hoped to get more Queenslanders involved in sport and physical activity noting “one of the best ways to get more Queenslanders involved in the game is by making sure our fields are in good playing condition.

“The pandemic has been tough on our communities and now more than ever we need to support our clubs to do what they do best.

“We’re also encouraging clubs to use local contractors and suppliers where possible so the funding benefits local jobs and communities.”

Queensland Local Governments are also eligible for funding.

Active Gameday Projects is a new initiative of the Queensland Government’s Activate! Queensland strategy with the first funding round opening in September.

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