Sport and recreation clubs on the Sunshine Coast can find out the latest information regarding funding with the Bligh Government's sports information sessions hitting the road.
Sport Minister Phil Reeves said the forums will be happening across the state providing clubs with a one-stop funding shop now the $20 million Sport and Recreation Infrastructure program has opened for 2011.
"This is a great opportunity for clubs to find out the finer details of how the program works, how they can apply, and what they can apply for," Mr Reeves said.
"We're making a total of $20 million available to local sport and recreation clubs to help build new or upgraded facilities to encourage Queenslanders to lead more active lives.
"This program will not only provide new and improved infrastructure, but will also create much needed jobs across Queensland."
Funding will provide for:
·New spaces and places that support sport and recreation participation;
·New or upgraded player and official's amenities;
·New multi-purpose facilities; and
·Additional work to flood affected facilities.
Clubs can also find out information on the Government's other funding initiatives including the Positive or its Pointless equipment grants and the Sport and Recreation Local Jobs Plan program.
"As most clubs will be aware, the Infrastructure funding program was put on hold to ensure the Bligh Government was able to provide the necessary support to clubs affected by the natural disasters which devastated Queensland over the summer," Mr Reeves said.
"The Bligh Government's focus has been on rebuilding Queensland, but now we're moving forward and investing in a program that will benefit Queenslanders right across the state.
"The Bligh Government understands the important role sport plays in Queensland.
"We understand clubs are the lifeblood of communities, and in most cases, are often the glue which binds them together.
"That's why we've made the tough economic decisions to ensure we can continue to support local sport and recreation.
"This is just another reason to feel optimistic about Queensland's sporting future in providing better facilities at the local level where they count the most."
The Sunshine Coast sports information session will be held:
Thursday 16 June, 6:45-9:00am
Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba
For more information call 1300 656 191 or visit www.sportrec.qld.gov.au.
Applications for the Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Program close 25 July.
Funding is available under Category 1 (Minor) and Category 2 (Medium) as listed below
Total eligible project costs
Max. funding contribution ($)
Max. funding contribution (%)
|Up to $400,000||
Up to $300,000
$400,001 to $1.25 million
·Positive or it's Pointless-aims to change poor player and spectator behaviour at junior matches. Clubs that are eligible and sign up to this initiative may receive sporting equipment grants of up to $2000.
·Local Sport and Recreation Jobs plan-to contribute to employment costs of a Local Sport and Recreation coordinator who will help organisations with matters such as fundraising, promotional activities and sponsorships at the grassroots level.
Child Safety and Sport
The Honourable Phil Reeves
Sports funding road show coming to the Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club, Mooloolaba
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