Local sports clubs get a helping hand
GRASSROOTS sports will receive another much needed State Government funding injection, this time to the tune of $26 million dollars over three years.
Grants will range from $16,500 to $885,000 and be spread across 78 sporting organisations throughout Queensland.
The funding comes on top of previous contributions totalling $22 million, already with a further $13 million to be allocated before the end of the year.
“Sport and recreation is an intrinsic part of the Queensland lifestyle,” Sport Minister Phil Reeves said. “This a huge boost and will enable organisations to run their daily operations and increase participation levels across the state.”
QSport chairperson Richard Griffiths welcomed the funding announcements from the Bligh Government.
“We are proud of Queensland’s sporting achievements and history and this funding will help us stay on that course and continue our work in giving opportunities to Queenslanders to get involved in physical activity,” he said.