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is to strengthen the administration and development of these sports to such an extent that Government support could be withdrawn with minimal effect.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 grateful and formally expresses its thanks to the Minister for Sport and his Staff.
Active Gameday Projects
Active Gameday Projects is designed to provide funding for infrastructure projects or upgrades to help community and sport clubs.
There are two types of projects available for funding:
• installing or upgrading of sports lighting
• developing or upgrading of playing surfaces/space(s) including irrigation.
Funding from $50,000 up to $150,000 (GST exclusive) will be available for eligible Centres and projects who are able contribute a minimum 20 per cent of their project’s cost.
For further information, please click here.
Gambling Community Fund
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. For more information, please click here.
Local Councils offer grants to help not-for-profit organisations improve their facilities and services.
Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child or young person. These vouchers can be used towards the cost of membership, registration and/or participation fees for eligible activities with registered physical activity providers.
For more information, please click here.
Emerging Athlete Pathways
Emerging Athlete Pathways 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 subsidy provides financial assistance through 3 event tiers and supports attendance at specific state, national and international events.
To check the criteria for eligibility, please click here.