Queensland women and girls Get Out, Get Active

Over $1.2 million has been awarded to councils and not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations under the third round of the Queensland Government’s Get Out, Get Active program.

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni and Minister for the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones today announced the successful applicants for round three of the program, which included $700,000 in funding as part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games’ Embracing 2018 Legacy Program.

“This funding is the largest of its kind in Queensland and will provide the strongest launch pad for women and girls to foster life-long participation in sport and active recreation,” Minister de Brenni said. 

“We have seen some incredibly worthwhile community-based activities delivered across the state through funding from previous rounds of the program and I have no doubt round three will deliver similar results.” 

A total of 163 applications requesting $3.7 million were received, with great interest from regional sport and recreation organisations. 

Successful projects included: 

  • $40,000 to Cairns Regional Council to conduct a series of cycling programs and bike maintenance training for women and girls in Cairns
  • $38,240,740 to RATS Cycling Club Inc to conduct a series of introductory mountain bike skills sessions, guided social mountain bike rides, and purchase bikes and helmets to support women and girls at Priestdale
  • $35,108 to Toowoomba Regional Council to conduct a multi sport, fitness and outdoor recreation program to support women and girls in the Toowoomba region
  • $16,180 to Whitsunday Triathlon Club Inc to conduct a 12 month physical activity program incorporating mountain biking, tennis, walking and other physical activities at Hamilton Island 

“All Queenslanders should have the chance to participate in sport and active recreation, and as Minister for Sport I am very proud to see the continuation and growth of the Get Out, Get Active program,” Minister de Brenni said. 

“Through Get Out, Get Active, councils have received funding for projects that provide enjoyable, accessible and affordable activities aimed at increasing sport and active recreation participation in women and girls.” 

Minister Jones said the Get Out, Get Active program was helping break down barriers preventing females from becoming active. 

“I am confident the additional funding provided under the Games’ Embracing 2018 Legacy Program will enable more women and girls to access and enjoy activities,” Minister Jones said. 

“The program will improve the sport and active recreation experiences of Queensland women, encouraging a culture of life-long participation. 

“Get Out, Get Active will also enable the community to embrace the spirit of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, building excitement across Queensland as we countdown to the event in April 2018.” 

Minister de Brenni said the round three funding commitment followed the success of the first two funding rounds which had provided $800,000 to local councils. 

“I look forward to witnessing another round of ambitious and empowering programs with the support of Get Out, Get Active,” he said. 

Get Out, Get Active provides grants of up to $40,000 to Queensland councils and not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations 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