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Sport and Recreation Grants

The Get Active Grants Program aims to:

  • build the capacity of not-for-profit Sport and Recreation Clubs through the provision of financial support focussing on the clubs ability to improve operations, profile and services to the community.
  • assist Townsville sports people to achieve excellence in their chosen sport by providing funding to attend National and International sporting competitions held outside of Townsville.

Elite Sportspersons Grants

 Program aim

This grant program aims to assist Townsville sportspeople to achieve excellence in their chosen sport by providing funding to attend National and International sporting competitions held outside Townsville. 

Program objectives

  • Promote excellence in sporting achievements within the Townsville community.
  • Contribute to the development of Townsville athletes.
  • Facilitate opportunities for Townsville people to develop their sporting talents.

Funding round

Ongoing throughout the year dependent upon the availability of funding. Applications must be received by council before the commencement date of the event nominated in the application.

Elite Sportspersons Grants – Individual

How will funding be offered?

One grant per applicant per financial year

Level of financial assistance available

State selection (representing Queensland) $300 (Excl GST)
National Selection (representing Australia) $500 (Excl GST)

Guidelines and Application Form 

 Guidelines - Elite Sportspersons Grants (Individual)

Elite Sportspersons Grants – Team

How will funding be offered?

One grant per team/applicant(s) per financial year.

Level of financial assistance available

  • Teams must have four (4) or more athletes.
  • State selection (representing Queensland) $900 (Excl GST)
  • National Selection (representing Australia) $1500 (Excl GST)

Guidelines and Application Form

 Guidelines - Elite Sportspersons Grants (Teams)

Club Capacity Building Grants

The focus of the Club Capacity Building Grant is to fund projects that achieve one or more of the following objectives: 

  • Enhance the clubs capacity to provide ongoing recreation and sporting programs and activities
  • Promote and support leadership and skill development within the club.
  • Promote social inclusion and enable connection with the community for all members.
  • Support community lead action through projects that enable a club to develop, implement and sustain own actions to address needs in the community.
  • Build innovative and effective responses to emerging recreation, sporting and social issues/needs.
  • Increases the skills, knowledge and understanding of club volunteers (coaches, committee etc.) around general club operations and governance

Level of financial assistance available:

Up to $2000 (Excl. GST)

Funding Rounds:

There will be two (2) grant rounds per year – October and April.

Applications will be due:

  • October grant round – due by the last Friday of September 2015
  • April grant round – due by the last Friday of March 2016.

One (1) grant per applicant per financial year. Any applications received after the closure of a funding round will be considered in the next funding round

Who can apply?

This grant provides funding to not-for-profit Recreation and Sporting Clubs that are seeking to develop a project to achieve the Get Active Grant Program – Club Building Capacity objectives.An applicant applying for a grant must operate within the Townsville Local Government Area (LGA).

Who is ineligible to apply?

  • Individuals or individual teams
  • Not sport and recreation related organisations
  • Government agencies
  • Religious groups
  • For profit organisations/services
  • Schools, Parents and Citizens Associations and Childcare Centres
  • Businesses and corporate entities

Guidelines and Application Form

 Guidelines  - Club Capacity Building

Application Notification

Applications take between eight to ten weeks to process from the funding round closure date. Applicants need to take this timeline into consideration when applying for funding. Council recommends that groups calculate at least three months leeway from application to time of event, project or program. 

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