Indigenous Sport and Recreation Program

The Indigenous Sports and Recreation Program provides funding assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members with the overall aim of increasing their active participation in sporting and physical activity activities, community health and wellbeing days and community ownership and management of activities.

Financial assistance is provided to individuals up to $500, teams/groups up to $500 and up to $1000 for organisations. 

The program funding is available to participants located across the Central Queensland region.

IWC Sports and Recreation may be able to assist through the following;

  • Assisting with travel and accommodation costs to attend sporting/physical activity events
  • Assist with finances to attend coaching/training clinics e.g. referee, umpire, tournaments


Who Can Apply?
The application is open to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or descendants.  An individual and teams/groups of any age residing in Central Queensland and seeking a contribution to enable participation in a sporting or active physical recreational activity.
What Activities Can Be Funded?
A broad overview includes (but not limited to):
  • Individuals/teams/groups who participate in local, regional, state and school competitions;
  • Local, regional and state events and activities; and
  • Sporting infrastructure where this connects to participation in sport and active physical recreation activities.
What Activities Cannot Be Funded?
A broad overview includes (but not limited to):
  • Recreational activities that do not include physical exertion.
  • Dangerous and high risk activities
  • Events that are not alcohol and drug free (we encourage Smoke-Free events)
  • Individual/team registrations or season’s fees.

For more information or to apply for a grant please contact the IWC’s Indigenous Sport and Recreation Program Team on 1300 492 492.  ]

You can download a PDF of the program guidelines here.

You also can download the application form for a team grant or the application form for an individual grant.