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Planning your project

Step 1 – Eligibility

Review the Get Going Clubs guidelines (PDF, 490KB) to understand the eligibility requirements and the information below:

Is the organisation’s purpose about delivering sport or active recreation (stated as an objective in the constitution)?

Is the organisation incorporated?

  • What is the organisation’s legal name (as written on the incorporation certificate)?
  • Incorporation number or Australian Company Number?

Is the organisation GST registered?

  • If the organisation is not registered for GST, the organisation will need to fund all the GST costs associated with the expenditure.
  • For more information on GST registration, please speak to your accountant/auditor and/or visit the Australian Taxation Office website.
  • Please also refer to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) fact sheet (PDF, 225KB) for more information surrounding the GST requirements on approved grants.

Is the organisation compliant with all requirements of the Office of Fair Trading?

  • If you are unsure, check with the Office of Fair Trading or telephone 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for assistance.
  • Please note: if the organisation is approved for funding, the payment will only be released if the organisation has been deemed compliant by the Office of Fair Trading.

Is the organisation compliant with requirements for projects funded by the department?

Step 2 - Identifying a project

Identify the best project for the organisation by considering the following:

Does your organisation need to apply for funding?

Free workshops and resources are available for volunteers and coaches:

  • Australian Sports Commission offers training and support for coaches and officials
  • Some State level organisations provide free training to affiliated members, including examples of how to be more inclusive and offer activities for more culturally diverse population groups

The following tools may also help determine your organisation’s greatest needs to manage and govern, and potentially deliver better services:

Other funding opportunities
  • The Gambling Community Benefit Fund provides funding of $500 to $35,000 to not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland. Full eligibility and information on how to apply is available on the Gambling Community Benefit Fund website.
  • The Australian Sports Foundation may be able to assist your organisation with funding needs. The Sports Foundation have a special status that enables organisations to sign up and fundraise via tax-deductible donations. See information on how to fundraise through the Sports Foundation website.

Determine project need and how the project links with Get Going Clubs funding objectives

  • Does the project fit with Get Going Clubs project requirements? Review the guidelines (PDF, 490KB) for eligible projects and check for any ineligible components of the project.
  • What is the greatest need of our organisation and what will have the strongest and most lasting impact?
  • How well can our organisation substantiate this need and impact?
  • How does the project develop the capabilities of our organisation to better deliver activities and participation opportunities?

Step 3 - Developing a project plan

Use the project plan template (DOCX, 763KB) to assist your organisation in developing or delivering a project

  • The information in the project plan will assist your organisation to complete the funding application and can be attached as a supporting document.
  • Whilst it is not a requirement of the funding program that you develop a project plan, it is highly recommended.

Step 4 - Consult with a Sport and Recreation Regional Advisor

Organisations are strongly encouraged to discuss potential projects with a Sport and Recreation Regional Advisor:

  • to ensure the project is eligible for funding and meets the objectives of Get Going Clubs.
  • to provide useful suggestions to enhance the project and application.
  • to answer specific questions in preparation for submitting a funding application.

Now you are ready to apply for Get Going Clubs Round 7