A massive $20 million is up for grabs in the Palaszczuk Government’s Get Playing Plus funding program.

Treasurer and Mulgrave MP Curtis Pitt said the initiative was designed to support local sport and recreation clubs to upgrade existing amenities or buy new facilities.

“I’m a big believer in the social benefits of sport, not just the health and lifestyle outcomes, but also in bringing people together to build our community,” Mr Pitt said.

“That’s why we’re offering regional and local sport and recreation clubs between $300,000 and $1.5 million for upgrades or new facilities.

“Funding under Get in the Game Plus operates on a sliding scale, aimed at providing extra assistance to regional, small or remote communities who face greater cost burden for infrastructure delivery.

“This money could be used to cover the specific needs of smaller clubs or help larger organisations realise more ambitious goals and maybe bring new events or competitions to the Far North.

“The Palaszczuk Government recognises that active communities are healthy communities.

“Get Playing Plus provides support to our local councils and sporting clubs so they can increase participation in sport in our community and foster a passion for staying active.

“This program gives our local sport clubs and organisations an opportunity to build better infrastructure, which will assist them in continuing to provide sport and recreation programs in our community.

“Not only will Get Playing Plus help build healthier communities across Queensland, it will also provide job opportunities for tradies to work on these infrastructure projects.

“With grants of up to $1.5million available, I urge our local sporting clubs to apply for this program and take advantage of the extensive funding available.”

For more information on Get in the Game Plus, visit www.npsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame