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Get Out, Get Active - getting women and girls active for life

Funding applications for Round 3 are now open.

What is Get Out, Get Active?

The Get Out, Get Active program provides funding for projects that will deliver community-based sport and recreation activities that increase opportunities for participation by women and girls who are either currently inactive, or would otherwise benefit from further participation.

Previously, Get Out, Get Active funding has been provided to councils to improve women’s and girls’ sport and active recreation opportunities. In partnership with the Office of the Commonwealth Games, Round 3 has been expanded to include a new category of not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations. This has been made available through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Important dates



9 March 2017

Application process opens

28 April 2017

Application process closes

June 2017

Funding announced

1 July 2017

Project start date

30 June 2018

Project end date and acquittal


The objectives of Get Out, Get Active are to:

  • provide enjoyable, accessible and affordable activities aimed at increasing sport and active recreation participation of inactive women and girls
  • facilitate sport and active recreation projects that encourage innovation and partnerships that meet the needs of inactive women and girls
  • improve the sport and active recreation experiences of women and girls to encourage a culture of life-long participation.

Project applications

The department invites applications across two categories for a one-off funding contribution of up to $40,000 (GST exclusive) to deliver initiatives that clearly align to the Get Out, Get Active objectives as follows:

  • Category 1—Queensland Local Government Authorities (councils)
  • Category 2—Queensland local and regional not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations.

Organisations may apply for either one project up to $40,000 (GST exclusive), or two projects up to $40,000 (GST exclusive) as a combined total.

Two separate applications are required if applying for two projects.

  • Councils are required to financially co-contribute to their project/s (detailed under ‘Applicant information’ in the program guidelines).
  • Organisations will need to meet any costs higher than the maximum funding amount of $40,000 (GST exclusive).

Partnerships with other key organisations (such as state level sport and recreation organisations, community organisations and other key stakeholders) are encouraged to ensure that projects meet the needs of the target group.

Need further information?

For further information about the program and application process, refer to the program guidelines or contact your local Sport and Recreation Services advisor on 1300 656 191. A checklist to support the development of your project is available for you to download. You can use this to help plan the application, and ensure the project is appropriate for the target group.

Support documents

Approved applicants

If your organisation has received Get Out, Get Active funding, you will need to appropriately acknowledge this Queensland Government program in any promotion of your project.

Get Out, Get Active success stories

Read about some of the great initiatives that were funded under previous rounds of the program.

Get Out, Get Active community initiatives.

Approved funding applicants

See which Queensland clubs and organisations have received funding under one of our sport and recreation programs.

Approved applicants.

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Last updated
9 March 2017

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