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Get Planning Spaces - funding to plan places to play

This program is now open.

The Get Planning Spaces program (formerly the Sport and Recreation Planning Program) is now part of the Get in the Game initiative. The program provides funding to Queensland based state level sport and active recreation organisations, local governments and other relevant peak organisations to develop quality, evidence-based sport and recreation infrastructure planning documents.

Departmental funding contributions are up to a maximum of $100,000 depending on the organisation type and geographic location of the project. Organisations may also be required to contribute towards the total project cost.

Important dates

  • Program is now open for applications
  • Program will close for applications on 18 April 2018
  • Announcement of successful projects in June 2018
  • Successful projects can commence from July 2018.

Who can apply?

Organisations eligible to apply for funding are:

  • state level organisations or state level sport or recreation peak organisations incorporated under the:
    • Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld)
    • Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth)
    • Cooperatives Act 1997 (Qld)
    • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth)
  • local governments constituted under the Local Government Act 2009 (Qld), the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (Qld) and the Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty Ltd Agreement Act 1957 (Qld).

Organisations must also be compliant with all requirements for any projects currently funded by the department.

Who is not eligible to apply?

Individuals and organisations NOT eligible to apply for funding are:

  • local and regional not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations
  • not-for-profit organisations that do not have a primary objective relating to sport or recreation
  • unincorporated organisations
  • for-profit groups
  • religious groups
  • political organisations / government departments
  • schools / TAFE colleges / universities
  • national sport and recreation organisations (except where no state body in Queensland exists)
  • Queensland government agencies.

Eligible projects:

The following projects will be considered as eligible*



State Wide Facility Planning

Planning from a state sport/recreation industry organisation that seeks to identify and prioritise facility needs across Queensland

Regional Recreation Planning

Planning that serves a regional purpose with strategies and priorities identified for the development of active recreation opportunities (e.g. walking /riding) trails across local government borders

Regional Sports Facility Planning

Planning that serves a regional purpose with strategies and priorities identified for development of sporting activities across local government borders

Local Sport/Recreation Planning

Planning that identifies strategies and priorities addressing community needs for sport/recreation facilities across a local government area

Sport and Recreation Precinct Master Plan

Planning to develop a comprehensive master plan that will provide direction for the long term development of a specific site

*Other plans may be eligible at the discretion of the department

How to register to apply

Never registered before or registered with Enquire before May 2017

You will need to register in the new Grant Registration Portal (GRP) in Enquire (grants management system). Details available on the GRP information page.

Applying online

Prior to applying, check if the organisation is eligible by reading the guidelines . Once you have confirmed that the organisation is eligible, proceed to accessing the application.

To access the application, complete the following steps:

  • Step 1: visit the Enquire application portal and log into your account
  • Step 2: complete the online application including uploading any required documents.  If at any point you don’t have documentation to support the application click ‘save’ and return to the application later by logging back into your account
  • Step 3: submit the application. Applications at a status of ‘submitted’ cannot be retrieved for editing by the applicant.

All applications must be submitted no later than 5pm, 18 April 2018.

Note that Enquire is a web-based grants system. Applications are submitted online via Enquire.

Before you begin, please take a moment to ensure your computer system meets the following software requirements necessary to view and successfully lodge an application:

  • The application form is not compatible with mobile or tablet devices.
  • Applications must be made from a desktop computer or laptop.
  • Enquire will work best using the latest version of your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).
  • You will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open documents within the online application form.

Please read the ‘How to’ guide for applicants and Troubleshooting manual (PDF, 2.13MB) for more information.


For further information contact your Sport and Recreation regional office on 13 74 68 (13 QGOV).

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Last updated
19 February 2018
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