2021 PCQ FUNDING GUIDE

Pony Club Queensland has developed a comprehensive funding guide to assist Clubs, Zones and Regions to apply for funding across a range of activities.

PCQ currently receives funding from the State Government under the Active Industry Fund Program for the delivery of various programs for physical activity participation and capability improvement. This funding is distributed through various funding opportunities for Clubs, Zones and Regions.

Independant of this funding, PCQ also provides its own funding for other items. Primarily, PCQ provides funding opportunities to support the following activites:-

  1. Conducting state championship or seminar events
  2. Conducting coaching programs (schools and clinics)
  3. Grass roots programs
  4. Tetrathlon development
  5. Conducting instructor refreshers, assessments, officiating or technical delegate clinics
  6. Conducting seminars and/or clinics
  7. Upgrading cross-country courses

This guide provides a simple explanation of what funding is available, funding value, who can apply and the application process.

Click here to download the PCQ Funding Guide

2021 QLD & NATIONAL GRANT PROGRAMS

The following information provides a list of grant funding opportunities available from Queensland based and National grant funding providers who seek to support individuals and non-profit organisations (e.g. clubs and zones) for a range of funding needs and priorities.

Pony Club Queensland will actively promote the grant funding opportunities via social media, e-mail to zones, clubs and members to advise when various grant funding opportunities are opening or closing.

We recommend Zones, Clubs and Members who wish to take advantage of any funding opportunities familiarise themselves with opening and closing dates to avoid disappointment.

If you have any further questions regarding the information provided, please contact PCQ office on 3216 1255 or email admin@ponyclubqld.com.au

Clubs, Zones and State Funding

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Key Dates: closing dates for applications in 2021 are –

  • 28 February
  • 30 April
  • 30 June
  • 31 August
  • 31 October

Grant Overview: The objective of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is to allocate funding to not-for-profit community groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

 

Moreton Bay Council – Community Grants

Key Dates: check the MBRC website for opening & closing dates

Local community support grant overview: This grant provides funding to community organisations to support local community, cultural, sporting and environmental projects and initiatives benefiting the Moreton Bay Region. Maximum funding of $3,000 per application, up to a maximum of $5,000 per financial year.

Click here to download the grant guidelines

Bi-annual grant rounds overview: These grants provide funding for community groups to deliver self-sustainable projects and activities in the Moreton Bay Region. Applications can only be submitted during the bi-annual grant rounds.

Guidelines for activities, events & projects up to $10,000

Guidelines for facility planning or construction & improvement projects up to $20,000

 

Play for Purpose – Sports & Charity Raffle

Key Dates: program is on-going

Program Overview: Play For Purpose is an innovative fundraising solution, that rewards both clubs and supporters alike.

This world-first fundraising raffle is free for clubs to participate in, and gives clubs access to large prize pools and powerful e-commerce technology, with no financial risk.

 

Project Defib – Defibrillator Subsidies

Key Dates: program is on-going

Subsidy Overview: Every sporting club in Australia has access to a $1,600.00 subsidy. This will enable sporting clubs to safeguarded their players, spectators & coaches with the most comprehensive defibrillator program.

Program cost to clubs: $2,600.00

Cost of program without subsidy: $4,200.00

Rural / Regional Communities Funding

Q Coal Foundation – Community Grant Program

Key Dates: applications close 15 January, 30 April and 31 August

Grant Overview: The community grant program has been established to encourage community-led initiatives to improve liveability, health and education in communities throughout regional and remote Queensland.

 

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

Key Dates: applications close 23 February 2021

Program Overview: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

Travel Subsidy Grants / Membership Subsidies (Individuals)

Emerging Athlete Pathways Subsidy (Qld Govt)

Key Dates: Applications can only be made and processed after participation at the event. Applications can be accepted for events that have been held in the last 6 months.

Grant Overview: This program, formerly known as Young Athletes Travel Subsidy, aims to foster the development of young athletes and officials by providing funding support to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events.

 

Local Sporting Champions Program (Sport AUS)

Key Dates: applications close on 31 December

Grant Overview: The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

 

The Moreton Bay Individual Achievement Grant (Moreton Bay Region only)

Key Dates: applications can be submitted year round.

Grant Overview: The Individual Achievement Grant celebrates individuals who have achieved outstanding results in their chosen field. Funds are available to residents of the Moreton Bay region who have qualified or been selected by a peak body to represent Queensland or Australia.

 

SWIN Pathways Program (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

Key Dates: program is on-going

Grant Overview: The Pathways Programs is SWINs priority program. It was created to further the sporting journeys of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people through assistance with the costs of competing, which can often exempt families from being able to send their young people to competition.

This program provides pathways for young people to travel the state to represent their communities at regional and state level sporting competitions.

www.swin.org.au

 

Fair Play Vouchers (Qld Govt)

Key Dates: check Qld Govt website for updates

Grant Overview: Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child (aged 5 to 17 years), which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers.

There is a limit of 1 voucher per child per calendar year.

Disadvantaged Children Funds (Individuals)

St George Foundation Community Grant

Key Dates: program is on-going

Grant Overview: St.George Foundation has two Community Grant funding rounds each year where selected, eligible Australian children’s charities are granted up to $50,000. Community Grants aim to support grassroots projects that brighten the lives of children experiencing disadvantage. The St.George Foundation aims to invest in projects that will improve the lives of children in Australia who are experiencing a physical, social or economic disadvantage.

 

SWIN Pathways Program (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

Key Dates: program is on-going

Grant Overview: The Pathways Programs is SWINs priority program. It was created to further the sporting journeys of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people through assistance with the costs of competing, which can often exempt families from being able to send their young people to competition.

This program provides pathways for young people to travel the state to represent their communities at regional and state level sporting competitions.

www.swin.org.au

DEVELOPING FUNDING APPLICATIONS

There are several grants open to sporting clubs usually ranging from $1,000- $7,500 for training and development or up to $35,000 for larger projects, equipment and infrastructure. Other opportunities include subsidies for larger projects that do require a contribution from the applicant organisation.

To have improve chances of success clubs need to be prepared ahead of time; that is, know what they need, the cost of the project and the urgency of the need. This is done through following the simple steps outlined below:

Step 1: Identify projects, things you wish to seek funding for.

This is best done by holding a planning meeting that includes all stakeholders.

Make sure you minute the meeting and record the projects identified.

Step 2: Categorise the Projects.

Training and Education, Participation, Facility Development, Meeting member needs, Legislative/Organisation requirements, etc.

Step 3: Prioritise the projects.

Are they High need – e.g. Safety, to meet members’ needs, part of long term plan, strengthening club diversity etc.

Step 4: Develop Project Plan

This does not need to be too formal but you will need to know:

  • What needs to be done.
  • How will it be done.
  • Who will carry out the work.
  • How much will it cost.
  • How long will it take to complete.
  • Do you need/have planning permission

Step 5: Benefits Statement

You need to know:

  • Who will it benefit from the project.
  • Will it improve member services.
  • Will it attract new members.
  • Is it a safety or organisational requirement.

Step 6: Supporting Documentation.

Most funding applications need supporting documentation, these will usually include:

  • Copy of your incorporation Certificate
  • Details of your committee
  • Costs of project and/or quotes
  • Letters of Support including State/Zone/Other Clubs Local Government
  • Proof of tenure; eg Lease etc
  • Planning Approval if indicated
  • Budget

Step 7: Identify Funding Sources and relevant Dates

This can be done by:

  1. Searching: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants
  2. Registering on both:

Not all programs are suited however:

  • Qld Government NPSR services,
  • Gambling Community Benefit Fund,
  • DSS Volunteer Small Equipment Grants
  • Various Local Government Programs often address Club project requirements.

Step 8: Read the Funding Guidelines of potential sport and recreation funding programs.

This will assist with identifying which program is most suited to your particular needs.

Step 9: Seek assistance if needed.

Learn more about Sport & Recreation Qld Grants & Funding.

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