Coast residents to keep scoring with Get in the Game
Families and sports clubs across the Maroochydore electorate will have the opportunity to Get in the Game, with the second round of funding for the State Government’s grassroots initiative to open this month.
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said local families and clubs could apply for Get Started from 15 July, followed by Get Going and Get Playing on 15 August.
Get Started gives children whose families might not otherwise be able to afford it, an opportunity to join a sport or recreation club. Eligible families can apply for vouchers worth up to $150 to help pay the cost of sport or recreation membership and/or participation fees.
Get Playing provides grants of up to $100,000 in funding to sport and recreation organisations for facility development.
Get Going provides grants of up to $10,000 for items and activities to help clubs attract and retain club members.
Ms Simpson said the State Government is providing help to thousands of Queenslanders by reducing the costs of club registrations and funding better equipment and infrastructure through the Get in the Game funding program.
“The initial response to the initiative from Queensland families and clubs was overwhelming, which is why we recently announced the LNP would triple Get in the Game funding to $47 million over three years,” Ms Simpson said.
“We’ve already helped more than 7,000 Queensland children with our $150 Get Started vouchers, and more than 550 clubs across the state are better off with equipment and facilities.”
“Earlier this year 13 clubs in the Maroochydore electorate benefitted from a total of more than $107,000.”
“The Coolum and District Netball Association received $26,000 to install shade structures and the Coolum Croquet Club received $4,900 grant to help install irrigation on their croquet lawns.”
“I’d like to encourage other local clubs in the area to get on board for round two of the funding.”
“The recent funding boost will mean that the original number of grants for the three year period will now be available each and every year,” Ms Simpson said.
Further details on Get in the Game are available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame or by calling 1300 656 191.