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Grants Sponsorships and Awards

Ipswich City Council provides financial support to the sporting community in Ipswich through supporting athletes and sport and recreation organisations.

2018 Ipswich Sports Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Ipswich Sports Awards are now open and close Sunday, 7 October 2018.

Visit the Ipswich Sports Awards page to view categories and criteria and nominate an outstanding sporting contribution - they could be recognised with a City of Ipswich Sports Award and up to $2,000 prize money.

The 2018 Ipswich Sports Awards Dinner will be held on Friday, 9 November 2018.

Sport Excellence Bursaries

The Sport Excellence Bursaries are available to support developing athletes in Ipswich who are representing Queensland or Australia at a sporting event. A bursary of up to $300 may be provided to eligible athletes.

  • If you are applying for a Sport Excellence Bursary and your event is going to be held in the 2018 - 2019 financial year complete the Online Application Form

Sport and Recreation Grants

Ipswich City Council is offering three categories of funding that provide support to sport and recreation organisations to ensure they can continue to provide opportunities for community participation in sport. The three categories of funding are:

  • Sport and Recreation Event Grant
  • Sport and Recreation Participation Grant
  • Sport and Recreation Participation Grant

Visit the Sport and Recreation Grants and Funding page for more information

Get in the Game

The Queensland Government Get in the Game program offers a suite of grants to support grassroots sport and recreation.

Get Started Vouchers

Get Started Vouchers assists children and young people who can least afford, to join a sport or active recreation club.

Applications for round 12 opened on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.

Get Going Clubs

Get Going Clubs provides funding to local and regional sport and active recreation organisations to improve their capabilities to better deliver activities in Queensland communities.

Applications for round 7 closed on Friday, 29 June 2018.

Get Playing Places and Spaces

Get Playing Places and Spaces aims to assist local sport and recreation organisations with the development of places and spaces so Queenslanders are encouraged to become involved in sport and active recreation.

Applicants for round 6 opened on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 and will close at 5pm on Friday, 28 September 2018.

Young Athletes Travel Subsidy

The Queensland Government assists young athletes in Queensland who have competed at a State or State School Championship, National or National School Championship or International Championship.

For more information and to apply, visit the Queensland Government website

Local Sporting Champions

The Australian Sports Commission provides 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.

For more information and to apply, visit the Australian Sports Commission website

Australian Government

Search for available grants from Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils through the Australian Government Grant Finder.

Our Community Funding Centre

Find information about applying and searching for grants at Our Community Funding Centre.