Get going to help your club secure valuable funding

THE latest dash for cash has started with the Queensland Government reopening the Get Going and Get Playing funding programs.

A lot of competition exists for this limited pool of funds.

Here's a few tips to help get your club 'Grant Ready'.

  • Check your organisation is up to date with compliance matters with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Don't assume it is all ok. Give the OFT a call.
  • Have a documented club plan that clearly supports the need for your project. If you don't have a plan or need to update an existing one, contact your Ipswich Sports House officer.
  • Collect data and information on your club and keep this current, including the number and breakdown of participants each year for the past 3-5 years (male/female, junior/senior/masters etc), how many access your facilities, services, programs etc.
  • Get 2-3 people to work on your application. Grant writing is best played as a team sport.
  • Document in club minutes the need for this project.
  • Chat to your ISH representative or contact Ipswich Sports House to get started.


Grant guru to help

IPSWICH Sports House is offering clubs a free one-on-one 30-minute session with a grant writing expert on Monday, September 16.

The half-hour session will enable you to discuss a Get Going or Get Playing grant application, with your ISH officer also on hand to start drafting your application.

To book a session, visit, or contact your ISH representative.


Lightning Gift to blast off

THE Ipswich and District Athletics Club is hosting the 24th Ipswich Lightning Gift and its annual Winter Carnival on Saturday.

The Lightning Gift has attracted entrants from interstate together with local runners to compete in the sprint races and win the cash prizes.

The Winter Carnival has various track and field events open for all athletes.

The carnival provides an opportunity to see local athletes compete and is a great day out for the whole family.

Events start at 10am with the Gift finals at 2.30pm (women) and 3pm (men).

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