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Game On Queensland Grants

Grants totalling $800,000 under Game On Queensland have been awarded to local councils to deliver sport and active recreation events and programs in the lead-up to, during and after the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The grants, funded by the Australian Government, are being delivered through the Queensland Government’s Embracing 2018 Legacy Program.

This is a unique opportunity for funded local governments to deliver healthy and active initiatives in their local government area, building from the excitement of the Games.

Game On Queensland funding has been provided to two areas:

  • Game On Events can be hosted in existing local government facilities such as parks, grounds or gardens, and range from ‘come and try’ sport and activity days to fun runs, or even obstacle courses. Grants of up to $15,000 (GST exclusive) are available per event.
  • Game On Programs are longer term, program-based initiatives aimed at increasing participation in sport or unstructured / semi-structured physical activity—for example, yoga, group fitness, walking groups, dance for fitness or active transport. Grants of up to $40,000 (GST exclusive) are available per program.

Examples of successful programs include:

$38,800 for Redland City Council’s Rising Up Program

The Rising Up program will form an integral part of the Redlands Healthy and Active program being delivered in the lead up to, during and after GC2018. The program will target men and women aged from 5 to 65+ years and who may be particularly inactive. A range of activities including boxing, group fitness, senior fitness, trail running and youth attack will be delivered across the entire city including mainland and island communities.

$40,000 for Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council’s YarrieGames “no shame, be game”

Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council (North Queensland) and its partners will host the YarrieGames in Yarrabah. YarrieGames will be held over three days (22 – 24 June 2018) during school holidays and they will be the culmination of a 24 week training, coaching and sports introductory period, open to all members of the community.

Click here for a full list of successful projects (PDF, 244KB).

For further details about Game On Queensland, please refer to the Program Guidelines (PDF, 1MB), Fact Sheet (PDF, 301KB), and Terms and Conditions (PDF, 280KB).

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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the benefits that this initiative will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:

  • GC2018 inspires Australians to become healthier and happier through an active lifestyle and physical activity
  • GC2018 is leveraged to support the sport and recreation industry to better cater for active communities from grass roots to high performance