New plan to get more people playing sport
A QUEENSLAND government initiative designed to get more people playing sport and involved in recreation activities has received a significant funding boost in the budget, which was handed down this week.
The Get in the Game initiative comprises three funding programs that support sport and recreation at the grassroots level.
Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Dickson said on Friday applications for the latest round of funding would open next month.
"The overwhelming success of Get in the Game programs saw the original three-year budget commitment nearly tripled in 2012 to almost $48 million over three-years," he said.
"No doubt we will replicate that success when the next rounds of funding begin next month with Get Going and Get Playing opening on July 1 and Get Started on July 15.
"So far almost 54,000 Get Started vouchers of up to $150 have been issued state-wide to help children with club registrations.
"It is pleasing to know that under the first three rounds of Get Started 26% of vouchers were issued to children who had not played club sport before."
For more information on the Get in the Game initiative visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au