Grants & Sponsorships
Ipswich City Council
Sport and Recreation
Sport and recreation is an integral part of life in Ipswich City. The City has a proud sporting heritage that has produced many sporting champions participating in a wide range of sports.
Council administers three sport and recreation programs that support and recognise Ipswich sports persons and their achievements, and provide support to sport and recreation organisations to host events in Ipswich.
Sport Excellence Bursaries
If you are representing Queensland or Australia at a sporting event you are eligible for a bursary from Ipswich City Council of up to $300. Applications are open to junior and senior representation. Bursary applications can be made throughout the financial year for events within that year by simply completing the online application or download our PDF form.
When applying for a Sport Excellence Bursary, please ensure you meet the following criteria, and provide the appropriate documentation when completing you application:
Each month eligible bursary recipients will be notified by mail and will be in the running to receive the monthly Ipswich Sports Awards (please click on below ‘Ipswich Sports Awards' link for more information about this program).
Ipswich Sports Awards
The Annual Ipswich Sports Awards seeks to support, recognise and reward sportspersons for excellent performance in and commitment to sport from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013. The awards, accompanied by an awards dinner, are presented to:
All award categories are open for nomination by the community, with the exception of the Sportsperson and Junior Sportsperson of the Year. The Sportsperson and Junior Sportsperson of the Year finalists are all recipients of a Monthly Sports Award. An additional category, the Lifetime Achievement Award, will be awarded to a recipient chosen by a judging panel and cannot be nominated.
Nominations close Sunday, 18 August 2013.
Awards will be presented at the annual awards dinner in November 2013.
Photos from the 2011-12 Queensland Times Annual Ipswich Sport Awards
Other Sporting Awards/Grants Programs
Young Athlete Assistance Program - The Department of Communities, Sport and Recreation Services provides this program to financially assist young athletes in Queensland who have competed at a State or State School Championship, National or National School Championship or International Championship.
Australian Sports Commission - Local Sporting Champions - The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.
Sporting Event Sponsorship
The Sporting Event Sponsorship program aims to assist eligible organisations to host local, district, regional, state, national and international sporting events within the boundaries of the city. The objectives of the program are:
Applications for the sporting event sponsorship can be submitted at any point during the year. Please note that applications must be received at least 8 weeks before the date of the event to ensure that there is sufficient time for the processing of applications.
Organisations that apply for support under the Sporting Event Sponsorship program must meet the following criteria:
Stage 1 - Event Planning
Ipswich City Council requires organisations seeking sponsorship to demonstrate effective event planning. This includes a complete budget for the proposed event. If you require assistance with developing a budget please contact the Sport and Recreation Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ipswich Sports House is also available to assist in all your club development and event management needs.
During the application organisations are asked to disclose any other funding or support they have received from Ipswich City Council. Please note that this amount will be deducted from their eligible Sporting Event Sponsorship funding.
Stage 2 - Applying
The first step when applying is to check that your organisation is eligible.
If eligible please fill out the Online Application Form or download Sporting Event Sponsorship Application Form (PDF, 978 kb)and lodge at:
Ipswich City Council
Or post to:
Ipswich City Council
Or fax to: (07) 3810 6731
Or email to: email@example.com
Note: Incomplete or late applications will not be eligible for assessment.
Stage 3 - Application is assessed
Your application will be assessed on the following:
Stage 4 - Outcome
Organisations will be notified of the outcome of their application. Applicants may be required to attend a metting to further discuss the event and the sponsorship agreement, including type of support and responsibilities.
The value of sponsorship will be determined by Council in accordance with your application and the marking criteria. However previous event sponsorship support does not guarantee ongoing sponsorship support.
Any successful applicants will need to fulfill specific requirements which may include displaying Ipswich City Council signage and logos etc. Your requirements will be outlined in an agreement that you will be required to sign.
If your organisation has an ABN and is registered for GST it is required to enter into a Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI) Agreement. The RCTI Agreement allows Ipswich City Council to raise a Tax Invoice on behalf of the organisation. This means a Tax Invoice cannot then be issued by the organisation. This will eliminate the need for unnecessary correspondence. The RCTI will be generated and sent to the organisation with sponsorship.
If your organisation is not registered for GST, it is required to send Council an invoice for the approved amount of the sponsorship. Once the Ipswich City Council receives the invoice for sponsorship funds payment will be processed and sent to the organisation.
Council reserves the right to recover any Sporting Event Sponsorship support should the sponsored event be cancelled or postponed.
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Goods and Services Tax is applicable to all services including the financial assistance provided under this program provided that the applicant is registered for GST.
If your organisation has an ABN and is registered for GST, the sponsorship will be grossed up by the GST amount. You will be required to remit the GST amount to the Australian Taxation Office on you next Business Activity Statement.
If your organisation is not registered for GST, then no GST will be applicable to the sponsorship.
Under the Pay As You Go (PAYG) withholding system, Council is obliged to withhold tax from recipients that do not quote an Australian Business Number (ABN). If your organisation wishes to claim exemption from withholding tax it must complete the Organisation Declaration on page 4 of the application.
Sport and recreation clubs play a key role in keeping the community healthy and active. Building Better Clubs has been created to help sport and recreation clubs in Ipswich be sustainable for a better community.
The program focuses on providing support in five key areas:
For more information about the support available please visit the Building Better Clubs page.
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