Currumbin sporting and recreation groups need to Get Going and Get Playing

21 Aug 2013 10:37 AMJann Stuckey

21 August 2013

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey is urging local sport and recreation clubs to apply for funding to improve their services and facilities.

“As part of the Newman Government’s Get in the Game initiative, round two of the Get Going and Get Playing programs have now opened.

“The Get Going program provides grants up to $10,000 for items and activities to assist clubs in attracting and retaining members.

Get Playing will see $100,000 paid directly to local sporting and recreation clubs for facility development.

“These two programs are in addition to the Get Started program which kicked off on 15 July and provides eligible families with vouchers of up to $150 to help pay for membership and/or participation fees.

“The popularity of these programs has been so overwhelming that we have increased Get in the Game funding from $16 million over three years to almost $48 million.  This increase delivers on the Government’s commitment to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level across Queensland,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The Newman Government is keen to encourage more Queenslanders to get involved in sport and recreation as it promotes a healthier lifestyle and strengthens communities.”

“I strongly advocate all local sporting and recreation groups to apply for funding to assist them in undertaking activities to attract and retain members and to upgrade their club facilities.”

For more information on the programs available through the Get in the Game initiative, visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

[ENDS] 21 August 2013