Financial Matters


State Government

The Department of Sport and Recreation offer a number of funding opportunities for clubs and associations. Their major annual programs are:

Minor Facilities Program (MFP)
Funding for minor construction, extension or upgrade works.  
Max amount available $134,000.

Club Development Program (CDP)
Funding for education and training initiatives, participation initiatives, organisational planning and to recognise volunteer support.
Max amount available $4000 ($5000 if in a rural or remote area)

Queensland Community Partnerships Grants Program (QCPGP)
Funding to support the development and delivery of healthy lifestyle programs at the local level.
Max amount available $50,000

Young Athletes Assistance Program (YAAP)
Funding for young Queensland athletes who have competed at a State sporting championship or State school championship.
Max amount available  $200

Find a full list of DSR funding opportunities, including application forms and guidelines.

Community Benefit Funds

The Community Benefit Funds Unit within the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation administers four non-recurrent grant programs for not-for-profit organisations. For up-to-date information on the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund, Breakwater Island Community Benefit Fund and Reef Casino Community Benefit Fund, please go to:

Local Government

Many Local Government Authorities have programs that support sport and community development in their area. Some have appointed Sport and Recreation Officers.

Brisbane City Council offers a Community Grants Program, funding facilities and programs within the BCC boundaries.

To find out what assistance is available for other Councils check the LGAQ Local Government Directory and their website links.  Information on assistance programs can usually be found under the community section.  If you can't find what you're looking for, make direct contact with a Council officer, as they are the best avenue for current information. Details of these contacts can be found on the websites.

Help Ssheets

Tips for Completing Your Application
Example Answers for Funding Applications
When you've got your funding... 

Other useful links

Queensland Government Grants Finder   
Australian Sport Foundation
Our Community Website (Grants and assistance for community groups) 
Grantsearch Australia (A subscription based web page providing information on grants) 


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