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    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Aurukun scores sport and recreation funding boost

    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Thursday, February 04, 2016

    Aurukun scores sport and recreation funding boost

    The Aurukun community will receive a $70,000 funding boost over one year to deliver more sport and recreation activities, such as a seasonal competition, community carnival and education and training event.

    Treasurer and Minister for Sport, Curtis Pitt said local sport and recreation clubs would be able to bid for a share of a $35,000 pool of funds for individual events and another $35,000 would be available for suitably experienced and capable organisations interested in making a bid for funding.

    “We’re making $35,000 available as grants for local sport and recreation clubs to help them in delivering more activities to keep the community engaged and active,” Mr Pitt said.

    “Another $35,000 will enable either a statewide sporting organisation, the local council, or a group such as the Police Citizen Youth Club, to deliver a seasonal competition or hold a community carnival and education and training event to encourage locals to get involved in sporting opportunities.

    “Organisations and clubs will soon be advised of the application process to access the available funds.

    “I look forward to seeing the great programs, activities and events that will come out of this funding.

    “This initial injection of funding will be a pilot, after which we will assess whether or not it has been successful and perhaps consider the possibility of extending it over a three-year period.

    “As a government, we will continue to support Indigenous families as much as possible, particularly during harder times like that being felt in the Aurukun community at the moment.

    “Sport and recreation is well known to have an enduring impact on the wellbeing of all Queenslanders, particularly in Indigenous communities.

    “Sport and recreation is vitally important to all local communities, not only for the development of talent, but also because the skills learnt are transferable to all areas of life.”

    For more information on Queensland Government sports funding visit: http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/

     

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