Sport & Recreational Grants

Council's Sport and Recreation Grants support sporting initiatives to assist the local Townsville sporting community though our Get Active Grants program which aims to:

  • build the capacity of not-for-profit Sport and Recreation Clubs focusing 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

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.

Funding round

Ongoing - Apply anytime.

Applications must be received by council before the commencement date of the event nominated in the application.

Elite Sportspersons Grants – Individual

Funding available

  • State selection (representing Queensland) $300. Subject to the availability of funding
  • National Selection (representing Australia) $500. Subject to the availability of funding

Guidelines

How to apply

Applications can be submitted online.

Elite Sportspersons Grants – Team

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.

Teams must have four (4) or more athletes.

Funding available

  • State selection (representing Queensland) $900. Subject to the availability of funding
  • National Selection (representing Australia) $1500. Subject to the availability of funding

Guidelines

How to apply

Applications can be submitted online.

Club Capacity Building Grants

The aim 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

Funding Rounds

There will be two grant rounds per year

  • September 2017 Funding Round - Applications have now closed.
  • February 2018 Funding Round – Applications have now closed.

Funding available

Up to $2,000

Guidelines

How to apply

Applications currently closed.

Previous recipients

Download the list of successful grants - September 2017 funding round (PDF)

Club Infrastructure Grant

The Club Infrastructure grant program was created from Mayor Jenny Hill’s policy commitment. This funding program aims to support local sporting clubs in building or acquiring necessary infrastructure or capital items to assist in everyday club operations.

The aim of the Club Infrastructure grant is to fund projects which achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Enhance the club’s capacity to provide ongoing recreation and sporting programs and activities
  • Promote social inclusion and enable connection with the community for all members
  • Build innovative and effective responses to emerging recreation, sporting and social issues/needs.
  • Support community-led actions through projects that enable a club to develop, implement and sustain own actions to address needs in the community.
  • These items will assist the club to run efficiently and effectively and provide benefit to the club, its members and the greater community.

Funding Rounds

There will be one grant round in the 17/18 Financial Year

  • Grant Opens – Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Grant Closes – Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 5pm (AEST) – please note: there will not be any staff available to answer questions on the weekend of 2nd or 3rd June.

Funding available

Up to $10,000

Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply

Applications can be submitted online.

Contact Us

For further information contact council's Grants Officer on 13 48 10 or send an email.