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We provide funding and/or in-kind assistance to help not-for-profit and incorporated organisations to support new facilities and upgrades of facilities to benefit the community.
Organisations may apply for a grant to cover between 50% to 90%* of the funding gap (total project cost excluding GST less other external grant sources) up to a maximum of $150,000. The percentage of the funding gap which is eligible to be covered by Council grant funding is dependent upon the total project cost excluding GST, and is determined as per the below contribution breakdown:
Funds obtained through other external grant funding sources cannot be used as applicant contributions.
The opportunity to apply for a grant is available twice annually:
Groups and organisations that meet all of the following:
If your group is not a legally constituted not-for-profit entity, your application will need to be endorsed by a legally constituted not-for-profit entity. The organisation that endorses the application takes responsibility for ensuring the funds are used as specified in the grant allocation. An organisation may endorse one or more community groups and can still lodge an application on its own behalf.
These groups should not apply:
Sport and Recreation Grants will not fund:
1 These projects may be eligible under an alternate grants scheme
* Project items purchased within the previous 12 months, and submitted as an in-kind contribution towards the grant application, will not be considered as having already started the project (subject to the items meeting all Australian Standards, Building Code and Council requirements).
Low priority is given to:
Specific conditions of funding may vary between grant programs. For further information, please contact an officer from the relevant funding program on 131 872.
Applicants must demonstrate that:
Grants are assessed by panels that include our staff experienced in each category and Councillors. Grants are highly competitive and approval will depend on available funds, the number of applications and program priorities. Part-funding may be offered.
Unsuccessful applicants may contact the relevant Council Officer, who will provide feedback and assistance with future grant applications.
Successful applicants must:
We reserve the right to request an audit of grant expenditure. Any unspent funds must be returned to us. Successful applicants who fail to comply with any of the above conditions may have their grant funding offer withdrawn.
The following organisations and projects were successful in receiving funding in the February 2022 round of the Toowoomba Regional Council Sport and Recreation Community Grants:
Toowoomba Rangers Rugby Union Football Club Inc: $20,931.40 Excl GST for an equipment and facility upgrade
Oakey and District Amateur Swimming Club Inc: $1,942.50 Excl GST to purchase 2 laptops and swimming record software
West Wanderers Football Club Inc: $29,999.40 Excl GST to build new change rooms
Darling Downs Field Archers Inc: $16,464.23 Excl GST to upgrade the club’s practice range
Pittsworth District Campdraft Association Inc: $12,215 Excl GST to upgrade the arena surface at Pittsworth Showgrounds.
Millmerran Auto Club Inc: $10,943.18 Excl GST to purchase a ride-on mower and brush cutter
Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club Inc: $23,800 Excl GST to construct a shelter
Oakey Golf Club Inc: $19,437.41 to purchase a tractor and slasher.
Pittsworth Bowls Club Inc: $27,803.40 to replace and equip the club bore
West Toowoomba Croquet Club Inc: $3,664.77 Excl GST to purchase up to date hoops
Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their application prior to lodging with a Sport and Recreation Officer, to ensure that all required documentation is in place. This provides the best opportunity to be considered for support.
Applicants can attend a community grant workshop or make appointments to see appropriate staff for advice. Contact us to make appointments.
Our online statistical tool, which provides information on our region’s demographic and economic breakdown, may provide further information for the development of grant applications.