Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on sport and physical activity providers across Far North Queensland to apply for funding under a $28.9 million program aimed at encouraging Australians to get more active.
The federal government’s Sport Participation Grants program, to be launched today, allows sporting organisations plus non-government and local government organisations to apply for grants that will make a genuine impact on the level of activity of everyday Far North Queenslanders.
Mr Entsch urged sporting groups and local government organisations to create or enhance programs that would help attract people across a wide range of age, ability and location to participate in physical activity and sport.
“We know just how important sport and physical activity is to helping both children and adults lead a happy, healthy life,” Mr Entsch said.
“Our goal is to get more Far North Queenslanders more active more often.
“I encourage eligible organisations to consider impactful ways to innovate with new programs, or enhance existing physical activity initiatives that will improve the lives of all Far North Queenslanders.
“We need help get adults to “Find their 30” minutes of exercise a day, and children to reach the 60 minutes per day recommended by the Dept of Health.”
The program will be managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.
The Sports Participation Grants follow the recent announcements of the Better Ageing grants and the Community Sport Infrastructure Grants.
Applications close on 18 February 2019 with more information on the Move It Aus – Participation Grants available at www.sportaus.gov.au/participationgrants