David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Grant program to help Maranoa’s sporting events bounce back

March 10, 2022

Sporting events across Maranoa are set to benefit from the Coalition Government’s Regional Sport Events Fund.

Now open for applications, the fund will support community sporting events across the region with an aim of kick-starting the economy and encouraging visitors back to Maranoa communities.

Funding of up to $50,000 will be available to over 400 eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Very Remote, Remote, Outer Regional and Inner Regional areas to partner with their local clubs/associations and sporting event organisers to host a wide range of sporting events in their communities.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said that all 17 LGAs across Maranoa were eligible to apply for the grant, which would help kick-start local events after the impact of the pandemic.

“Sport is often the glue that brings people together across the expansive Maranoa region and this program aims to fast-track the recovery from what’s been a very challenging period for region,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Local sporting clubs and associations play an incredibly important role in community strength and through this fund, the Australian Government is encouraging our community to come together and celebrate through sport.

“Staging these events will also benefit the small businesses in Maranoa that are central to our local economy.”

Local government areas are encouraged to work with local sporting clubs and organisations to deliver fantastic sports events to their respective communities.

Events can range from “come and try days” to larger events including elite sporting exhibitions and state level competitions that engage the broader community.

“Community sport has been hit hard right across Australia as a result of the pandemic – but we all understand the power of local competition and the opportunities it presents to bring communities together,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This fund will help to reboot many of the events that were cancelled or postponed and will encourage local government to be creative in how they re-engage with their local area.”

Applications for the Regional Sport Events Fund are now open.

More details about the program, including the Fund Guidelines and closing dates can be found on Sport Australia’s Grants and Funding page – https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/regional-sport-events-fund.