7 November 2016

$100k up for grabs for sport and rec planners

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP announced that from November this year, one million dollars in Queensland Government funding will be available each year to fund sport and recreation planning studies around Queensland.

“This is great news for state level sport and active recreation organisations, local governments and other relevant peak organisations to undertake valuable new research and develop quality, evidence-based sport and recreation infrastructure documents, to inform future planning and associated funding requirements.
“The Sport and Recreation Planning Program is open from 10th November until 30 January 2017 and offers grants up to $100,000, depending on the organisation type and geographic location of the projectOrganisations may also be required to contribute towards the total project cost.
“The Noosa Electorate is home to many successful and professionally run peak sporting organisations that rely heavily on funding support such as this. I urge groups to visit to https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/planning/ to apply.

“Groups are welcome to contact my office to be considered for a letter of support should they wish,” Mr Elmes said.

“On another matter, now that the 2016 school year is wrapping up, many families will be feeling the pinch from travel expenses associated with attendance at state, national and even international events. This is where the Young Athletes Travel Subsidy may be a welcome relief.

“Subsidies are provided for travel which occurred in the past 6 months and includes officials as well as athletes. The program is designed to help young athletes reach their goals and support elite pathways. If this sounds like you, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/athletes/yats/ to check eligibility and to apply,” Mr Elmes said.