Ipswich City Council provides financial support to the sporting community in Ipswich through supporting athletes and sport and recreation organisations.
Nominations for the 2019 Ipswich Sports Awards will open in June.
Visit the Ipswich Sports Awards page to view a summary of the 2018 Ipswich Sports Awards including all the finalists and winners.
From 1 May, 2019, the Sport and Recreation Achievement Grant program is replacing the Sports Excellence Bursary program. The eligibility criteria has been updated and applicants are encouraged to read the Sport and Recreation Achievement Grant Guidelines before applying.
The Sport and Recreation Achievement Grant will continue to provide financial support to eligible athletes who are representing Queensland or Australia at an eligible sporting event as well as providing the same level of support to umpires and referees attending eligible events.
Applications are open all year round however must be lodged within three months before or after the event that the athlete, umpire or referee is attending.
Applicants will be required to provide the following documentation:
To apply for a Sport and Recreation Achievement Grant please fill out the Online Application Form
For assistance please contact the Applications Team on (07) 3810 6666.
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:
Visit the Sport and Recreation Grants and Funding page for more information
The Queensland Government Get in the Game program offers a suite of grants to support grassroots sport and recreation.
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 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 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.
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
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
Search for available grants from Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils through the Australian Government Grant Finder.
Find information about applying and searching for grants at Our Community Funding Centre.