Women’s Sport gets a Boost

Women and girls are being encouraged to get more active through round three of the Queensland Government’s Get Out, Get Active program.

sport-womenSport Minister Mick de Brenni says it’s an extension of the Programme and there’s a total of $1.7 million in funding available- $1 million for councils and an additional $700,000 for not-for-profit sport and recreation organizations.

The funding comes from the 2018 Commonwealth Games’ “Embracing 2018 Legacy Program”.

“To date we have seen some incredibly worthwhile community-based activities delivered across the state with funding from this program. In Roma, the Maranoa Regional Council used this initiative to run netball and basketball clinics.”

These grants have supported the Moreton Bay Regional Council to conduct 40 introductory skill development clinics as a part of the ‘Local Women, Local Clubs’ program.”

“And this funding has supported Logan City Council to provide free weekly fitness classes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.”

The Minister says time for councils and clubs to get moving.

“I encourage councils and not-for-profit sport and recreation organizations to submit proposals by April 10 which facilitate projects that encourage innovation and partnerships to meet the needs of inactive women and girls.”

Get Out, Get Active provides grants of up to $40,000 to Queensland councils and not-for-profit sport and recreation organizations for projects that deliver community-based sport and active recreation activities.

For more information on Get Out, Get Active, visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding.