Funding is vital to all organisations and Little Athletics is no exception. Our funds are primarily obtained from Sponsors, Government and Members. If support from these areas is low usually the only option is to increase membership fees, something we all like to avoid.
The Role of Government
Government plays a very important part in Sport in Queensland. The State Government has invested a great deal of money in support of sporting organisations throughout the State. Their aim, ultimately, is to strengthen the administration and development of these sports to such an extent that Governement support could be withdrawn with minimal effect. Currently, the Government is one of the greatest sources of external funding to LAQ, for which the Association is very greatful and formally expresses its thanks to the Minister for Sport and his Staff.
Upgrading sport and recreation facilities
The Get Playing Places and Spaces Program is available for eligible not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations, with up to $100,000 to help improve your facilities.
The Get Playing Plus Program is available for eligible councils and not-for-profit sport or recreation organisations, with up to $1,500,000 to help improve your infrastructure.
Brisbane City Councils offers community grants to help not-for-profit organisations improve their facilities and services.
Register your club to accept Get Started Vouchers—up to $150 can be used by eligible children to help pay for club membership and/or participation fees through the Get Started program.
The Get Going Clubs Program can help you grow your club—up to $7,500 is available for eligible not-for-profit organisations for projects that create more opportunities to participate.
Other funding resources
Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) has a list of grants and funding resources.
Community door provides information about funding for organisations to deliver community services.
Not-for-profit community groups can apply for funding between a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $35,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
Volunteering North Queensland has information about funding programs for community and not-for-profit groups.
Get Started Vouchers program
A voucher of up to $150 is available for children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club.
Parents can apply for a voucher to help pay for club membership and participation fees.
Clubs must be registered with the Get Started Vouchers program to accept vouchers.
Referral agents (such as police officers and school guidance counsellors) can refer eligible children and young people for a voucher.
Other funding sources
The Young Athlete Assistance Program aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events.
The Local Sporting Champions Program gives young athletes (aged 12–18) grants of up to $500 to pay for travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at recognised sporting championships.
Read about what other grants and funding are available for young people.
For a full list of funding programs available through the Queensland Government please click on the following link: