Currumbin clubs urged to get off the starting blocks and Get in the Game

10 Jul 2014 12:58 PMJann Stuckey

10 July 2014

Currumbin sport and recreation clubs are urged to apply for funding in the next round of the Queensland Government’s highly successful Get Going and Get Playing programs.

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP said there was more than $14.5 million dollars available for clubs under this new round which opened on 1 July 2014 and closes on 1 September 2014.

Get Playing and Get Going are two of three programs that make up Get in the Game, a key initiative designed to get more children and young people involved in sport and recreation activities,” Ms Stuckey.

“In round two there were two successful clubs in Currumbin who shared in $200,000 of Get Playing funding to improve their infrastructure and facilities.

“In addition, six clubs shared $39,160 in Get Going funding to provide better services and boost member numbers.”

Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Dickson said the response from the first two rounds of Get Playing and Get Going had been overwhelming.

“During round two, more than 280 Queensland clubs applied for Get Playing funding and more than 1,000 clubs applied for Get Going,” Mr Dickson said.

“With more than $24.5 million in total funding approved for Get Playing and Get Going following rounds one and two, I have no doubt round three will be just as popular with recreation and sport clubs.

Round four of Get Started, the third program in the Get in the Game initiative, will open on 15 July 2014 and assists children and young people with the costs to join a sport or recreation club.

Further details on Get in the Game are available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame.

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