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Powell Media Release – Glass House clubs to Get Going (20 March 2013)

The first round of the Get Going component in the Newman Government’s $18 million grassroots funding program has been a huge hit with Queensland’s sporting and recreation clubs.

Acting Sport and Recreation Minister Tracy Davis today announced more than 450Queenslandclubs, including one club in Glass House, would receive grants of up to $10,000 for equipment and activities to increase and sustain memberships.

“The LNP’s grassroots Get in the Game program is designed to get more young people playing sport and involved in recreation activities, as we get on with the job of fulfilling our election promise to ease the cost of living burden for Queenslanders,” Ms Davis said.

“Overwhelmingly, more than 900 clubs applied for round one of Get Going and there were also over 240 applications for round one of Get Playing, which provides up to $100,000 to assist clubs with facility development.

“The first round of Get Started, a program which provides help with registration fees for kids who are least able to afford to join a sporting club, saw the allocation of 12,000 available vouchers exhausted in just three weeks.”

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell said the Conondale Swimming Pool Committee would benefit from the Get Going component of Newman Government’s flagship sports funding program.

“Conondale Swimming Pool will be given a grant of $4,400 to purchase equipment and deliver weekend and holiday programs to support aquatic and swimming activities,” Mr Powell said.

“Local club membership numbers will be bolstered with an array of projects, promotions and courses made possible through Get Going.

“Queensland’s grassroots sporting and recreation clubs are the backbone of local communities and with this funding we’re getting more children and young people playing sport and involved in recreation activities.”

A full list of the 475 clubs who have received grants through the first funding round is available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au or by calling 1300 656 191.

A second Get in the Game funding round will open in July 2013.

 [Ends] 20 March 2013

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