New Year Funding Wins for Local Sports Clubs

Ten local sporting clubs will be celebrating a great start to 2016 with news of State Government
funding wins.

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that nine clubs in her electorate had been successful in gaining grants of up to $7,500 for new equipment and get more people into sport under round 4 the State Government’s Get Going program, introduced by the LNP Government. 

In addition, the Maroochy Branch Little Athletics club will receive a funding boost of $53,072 to upgrade athletics facilities at Maroochydore State High School under round 4 of the Get Playing Places and Spaces program.

“These successful local clubs will benefit from new equipment, activities and promotions to help boost membership numbers and get more people active on the Sunshine Coast,” Ms Simpson said.

Organisation                                              Grant 
Coolum & District Netball Assoc                  $5718
Coolum Board Riders Surfing Assoc           $6980
Marcoola Surf Life Saving Club                   $7500
Maroochydore Rugby Union Club               $7470
Mooloolaba Netball Club                             $7478
Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club              $5970
Mooloolaba Paddlers                                   $7491
Sunshine Coast Yacht Club                         $6264
Maroochydore Beach Bowls Club                $5911
Mooloolaba Yacht Club                                $5260

Maroochy Branch Little Athletics                 $53072
Ms Simpson urged local clubs to apply for the next funding rounds of this highly successful program which opens 1 July 2016.

She also encouraged parents who struggle to cover the cost of sporting registration or participation fees to register for the Get Started vouchers program.  Parents of eligible children and young people may apply
for a voucher that provides up to $150 to help with the costs of membership and participation fees for sports clubs registered with the program.

Applications for the Get Started vouchers program open 27 January 2016.

For more information visit or call the Maroochydore electorate office on 5406 7100.


Phone: 07 5406 7100

Suite 1, Corner First & Memorial Aves
Maroochydore QLD 4558