Funding and Grants

The Queensland Government has announced a new $15 million Active Women and Girls Program which aims to boost sport and active recreation opportunities for women and girls in Queensland. 

The program is open from Monday 20 November and is dedicated to encouraging greater participation across all facets of sport and active recreation, from playing to coaching and volunteering to umpiring and team management. Funding can be used across a range of focus areas, such as volunteer training, resources, equipment or creating more participation opportunities for women and girls within clubs, communities and organisations.

There are 2 categories for eligibility under this program:
-	Local clubs can apply for $7,500 (GST exclusive) under Category 1.  
-	Local government authorities and state-level sport and active recreation organisations can apply for $25,000 (GST exclusive) under Category 2.

Applications close on 6 March 2024, or until the budget is exhausted.

Round 3 of the 2023-2024 Local Sporting Champions grant is open and closes 31 January 2024.

Eligible competitions held between 1 October 2023 and 30 May 2024. Eligible applicants attending a state championship must be living more than 125km from the championship’s venue and travelling greater than 250km return to participate in the nominated championships.

The Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport is thrilled to announce the new $45 million Minor Infrastructure and Inclusive Facilities Fund.

Round 2 of the Minor Infrastructure Program has been brought forward from January 2024 due to popular demand and will be delivered with the new $30 million Inclusive Facilities Fund to deliver infrastructure projects that enhance community sport and active recreation.

In total, there will be $45 million in funding available to help make sure local Queensland sport and active recreation facilities are inclusive and accessible.

Projects for the new Minor Infrastructure and Inclusive Facilities Fund must align with one of these funding categories: 
•	Inclusive and Accessible: to support projects that improve accessibility and inclusivity, like new and upgraded changerooms and amenities that meet universal design principles.
•	Safe, Quality and Efficient: to support projects focused on creating more safe, quality and efficient facilities across sport and recreation venues.

Applications close on 16 November 2023 5pm AEST. Successful projects announced by March 2024.
If you wish to discuss your project or request a letter of support, please contact Teale Blessington, Head of Government Relations & Infrastructure at

The Growing Regions Program – Round 1 (the program) will run over 3 years from 2023-24 to 2025-26 to drive regional economic prosperity by providing access to funding for capital works for infrastructure across Australia’s rural and regional areas. The program was announced as part of the October 2022 Federal Budget.

There is a total funding pool of $600 million across the three years, with $300 million available in Round 1. The minimum grant amount is $500,000 and the maximum grant amount is $15 million. Co-contributions are required.

The objectives of the program are: 
•	Constructing or upgrading community infrastructure that fills an identified gap or need for community infrastructure.
•	Contributing to achieving a wide range of community socio-economic outcomes 
•	Is strategically aligned with regional priorities. 

The program will be delivered through a two-stage selection process. Applicants must first submit an Expression of Interest at Stage 1 and if successful, applicants will be invited to submit a full application at Stage 2 (opens 5 July 2023).

Shade helps protect children from skin cancer and the sun by reducing UVR exposure by up to 75%. 

To address this, Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Government are working in partnership to deliver the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative.   

In 2023, not-for-profit organisations on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland who cater to children 0 – 18 years, can apply for up to 100% of funding to a maximum of $25,000 to purchase permanent, hard roof fixed shade structures. 

If your organisation is eligible, we encourage you to apply. 

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