Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP is reminding all local sport and recreation clubs to sign up for the Newman Government’s popular Get in the Game initiative.
Mr Powell said the first round of funding applications for the Get Going and Get Playing components of the grassroots sporting program closed on 1 December.
“This is a good opportunity for sport and recreation clubs to see what these programs have to offer to improve their clubs and attract new members,” Mr Powell said.
“More than 1,200 clubs across Queensland have applied so far to be registered for the Get Started voucher program for children and young people.
“This is a huge response which underscores the positive feedback received so far from local clubs, who say the program will benefit their members and help them provide better services.”
Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Dickson said Get in the Game consisted of three funding programs worth $18 million over three years.
“This grassroots sporting initiative is another way the Newman Government is helping ease the cost of living for Queensland families,” Mr Dickson said.
“Get Started will provide more than 40,000 vouchers worth up to $150 to help with the cost of registration fees for children who are least able to afford it, or would otherwise benefit from joining a sporting club.
“Get Going will see $10,000 grants paid directly to local sporting clubs to help them grow through the purchasing of new sporting equipment or promoting new membership initiatives.
“The Get Playing program will provide $100,000 grants for clubs to upgrade or replace existing facilities and infrastructure.”
Applications for Get Started vouchers will officially open in January 2013.
“We look forward to working with clubs throughout the state to ensure Queenslanders have access to sporting and recreational opportunities and facilities wherever they live,” Mr Dickson said
[Ends] 12 November 2012