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First Nations Sport and Recreation Program

The First Nations Sport and Recreation Program aims to provide physical activity opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Queensland.

The program provides funding to organisations in non-discrete communities to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of community-identified physical activity opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to increase physical activity participation.

The program empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to work with local community groups, sporting organisations and Councils when making decisions about the type of sport, active recreation or cultural activities that are delivered. While the program is open to all eligible organisations, funding was prioritised to the 22 non-discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities transitioning from the previous Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Program.

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Application process

Applications for this program have  closed.

If you’ve submitted an application you can check it’s status by logging into the Enquire system. You need to log in to your applicant portal account (current user) and go to the ‘My Applications’ section.

If your application is approved

Organisations will receive written notification on the outcome of their application.

Tier 1 – The Terms and Conditions of the First National Sport and Recreation Project will apply if the organisation’s application for funding is approved.

Tier 2 – Organisations who are approved, will be required to enter into a funding agreement with the Queensland Government, which will be provided by the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport.

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Contact

Contact your Indigenous Engagement Officer through your local Sport and Recreation office if you have any questions regarding the First Nations Sport and Recreation Program.

Deadly Active Sport and Recreation Program

As well as the First Nations Sport and Recreation Program, the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport is delivering the Deadly Active Sport and Recreation Program (DASRP).

DASRP is targeted at 17 identified discrete local councils to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of physical activity opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. DASRP is focused on projects that address community-identified and prioritised physical activity needs. Projects will support the delivery of quality and culturally appropriate physical activities to increase physical activity participation.

Funding is available to support the 17 local government areas with jurisdiction over one of the discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025.