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Embracing 2018 Sports Grants Program

$500,000 has been awarded to 13 state sporting organisations that deliver Commonwealth Games sports, under the Embracing 2018 Sports Grants Program.

The funding will be used to develop projects that encourage grass-roots sports participation, and demonstrate lasting legacy benefits.

Developed in partnership with the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing, these projects will be delivered in communities across Queensland during 2018.

The program is funded by the Australian Government, through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Funding recipients and programs



Funded amount

Boxing Queensland

Hit like a girl


Hockey Queensland Inc.

Remote and Indigenous Hockey Program - pathways to the Commonwealth Games


Queensland Athletic Association Ltd

Womens Recreational Running Network (WRRN)


Basketball Queensland Limited

Midnight Basketball


Queensland Clay Target Association Inc.

Shoot for Gold - Queensland


Queensland Cyclists Association Inc.

Women on Track - Track Cycling Program


Queensland Gymnastics Association Inc.

Move for Life Community Activations


Queensland Netball Association Inc.

Indigenous Advancement Program


Queensland Rugby Union Ltd

Queensland Rugby Female Sevens State Championships


Queensland Rugby Union Ltd

Queensland Rugby VIVA7s Indigenous Community Project


Queensland Target Sports Inc.

Junior and PWD Participation Program


Queensland Weightlifting Association Inc.

Strong Coach Strong Official Program


The Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Sport and Recreation Association of Queensland Inc.

Para Powerlifting Development Program


Table Tennis Queensland Inc.

Southside Table Tennis Kick start




Funding Partners

Delivery Agencies


GC2018 inspires Australians to become healthier and happier through an active lifestyle and physical activity

  • The Embracing 2018 Sports Grants will allow State Sporting Organisations to invest in their sport which will encourage greater participation and wider community benefits.

GC2018 is leveraged to support the sport and recreation industry to better cater for active communities from grassroots to high performance

  • The Embracing 2018 Sports Grants will allow State Sporting Organisations to invest in their sport at all levels producing greater sustainability and longer term benefits for the sport.