Tennis Queensland makes every effort to keep clubs (affiliates) and players up to date with any funding opportunities available in order to allow clubs to improve and increase the services offered or to give members support to reach their sporting potential.
Scroll down to read the latest grant and funding news and opportunities, or follow the links in the tables below to learn about what is available throughout the year for tennis facilities.
School Infrastructure Fund
The Tennis in State Schools initiative is a joint project between Tennis Australia (TA), Tennis Queensland (TQ) and Education Queensland that will ensure schools have access to facilities to successfully deliver their tennis programs. TA, TQ and Education Queensland will each provide funding to an Infrastructure Fund that will allow schools to complete Tennis Infrastructure based projects.
Schools will have the ability to use this Infrastructure Fund for a number of projects. Some suggested project are;
|Hot Shots Court Construction|
|Refurbishment/Resurfacing of existing courts|
|Book a Court|
|New or upgrade of existing lighting|
Expressions of Interest will open on 24th March and close 24 May. For more information, please contact your School Development Coordinator at [email protected] or 07) 3120 7900.
Tennis Queensland affiliate opportunities
|Heritage Bank Community Tennis Grants||An exciting grant opportunity for affiliated bodies, aimed at providing financial assistance to attract new players as well as improve services for current members.The grants are based on the principle of promoting continuous improvement, with a focus on the need for good planning, structured and diversified programs as well as safe and attractive facilities to build a successful tennis business. Grants of between $500 and $2,000 are offered annually to affiliates who meet the required criteria. Applications will be provided to all financial affiliates via email when the program opens each year.||Applications for 2017 are now closed.
|Tennis Cares Community Grants||Tennis Cares is Tennis Australia’s contribution to community. Providing a social contribution that extends well beyond the court, Tennis Cares shows how the sport can be used as a positive vehicle for change in the community.
The Community Grants program supports local community programs across Australia that are working to improve the health and wellbeing of our diverse communities.
|Find out more|
|Tennis Queensland Membership Grants||To help improve your facilities, club membership and engagement, Tennis Queensland draws $10,000 in club grants at the Brisbane International event to clubs who are proactively looking to grow tennis participation and have showed an increase in player registrations throughout the year based on their My Tennis registration numbers.||Update your My Tennis registrations.|
|Regional Incentive Program||There are eight different tennis regions in Queensland acknowledged by Tennis. Each of these are governed by a Regional Assembly (RA) who’s delegates guide the delivery of tennis in the local area.Tennis Queensland provides annual incentive funding to each RA to invest in the opportunities that matter most to their local clubs. This may go to individual clubs or larger projects that impact the greater community. As an affiliated tennis club, you can apply to your Regional Assembly with a project that you believe will improve tennis for the region in order to access these funds. Contact your RA representatives for more information.||Contact your local RA|
National funding opportunities
|Tennis Australia National Court Rebate Scheme||Tennis Australia’s National Court Rebate (NCR) assists state/territory member affiliates, local governments and National School Partnership Program (NSPP) schools to develop new tennis courts or upgrade old courts and associated infrastructure.||Find out more|
|Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme||The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans.||Find out more|
|National Community Grants||Grants and other funding programs are available from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. Not-for-profit organisations have the opportunity to claim a stake in this funding pool, which may assist clubs in a range of projects from participation incentives to major facility upgrades. It is important that you chose the right grant to match the size and scope of your project.||Find out more|
External funding opportunities
|Clearinghouse for Sport||Clearinghouse for Sport provides information on a number of ways in which the sport sector and organisations can access financial support to assist in the development and sustainability of participation pathways.||Find out more|
|Get in the Game – Queensland Government||The Queensland Government release grants such as Get in the Game vouchers that assist clubs to develop their facility and participation.||Find out more|
|Community Benefit Fund||The Community Benefit Fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing about $53 million per year.||Find out more|
|Queensland Government Grants||A full list of grants available via the State Government.||Find out more|
Player Pathway Support
|Become a Pro||Tennis provides the training avenues and financial assistance for up-and-coming tennis athletes to develop into our next Grand Slam Champions.||Find out more|
External funding opportunities
|Get Started – Queensland Government||The Queensland Government release grants such as Get Started vouchers that assist Queenslanders to get into tennis and start playing.||Find out more|
|Young Athletes Travel Subsidy||The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events.||Find out more|
|The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP)||The The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) is a funding program available for athletes, coaches, managers or officials to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses when attending eligible national championships or international competitions.||Find out more|
|Australian Sports Commission – Local Sporting Champions||The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12 to 18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championship.||Find out more|