Program 7: Open to affiliated clubs

Submission of the application form indicates acceptance of the program terms and conditions outlined below.

Equestrian Queensland is committed to supporting our affiliated regional clubs and members.

In 2019, we are making $10,000 available specifically to regional clubs to help improve safety and standards. There will be two funding rounds each of $5000 in 2019.

This comprises subsidies of up to $1000 toward the cost of improvements to, or maintenance of, facilities or grounds to improve rider safety and/or horse welfare.

A club is considered regional if it is located in Queensland and more than 400km from the Brisbane CBD.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for a subsidy under this program you must meet the following criteria:
  •  be a current Equestrian Queensland affiliation
  •  hold a current club insurance policy
  •  operate as a not-for-profit organisation
  •  have a philosophy that aims to develop and grow membership through increased participation in Equestrian sport
  •  be located in Queensland and more than 400km from the Brisbane CBD
  •  participate in and/or use EQ and EA programs, activities or events
Clubs that don’t have permanent grounds may apply for this subsidy as long as the ongoing benefit to both club and EQ members can be demonstrated.

APPLYING FOR FUNDING
How to apply
1.     Ensure your club meets the eligibility criteria outlined above.
2.    Complete the online application form on the EQ website (link) answering the following questions:
  •  What is the purpose of your project or purchase?
            Facility upgrade or improvements.
            What does the project involve?
            When will work start and end?
            Why is the project necessary?
            What is the cost? Please provide quotes.
            How will this improve rider safety and/or horse welfare?
OR
  • Grounds maintenance for events.
           What maintenance will be undertaken and when?
           Is it required for a specific event? If so, please provide details of event.
           What is the cost? Please provide quotes.
           How will this improve rider safety and/or horse welfare?
OR
  • Equipment purchase
           What equipment are you proposing to purchase?
           What is the cost? Please provide quotes.
           How will this improve rider safety and/or horse welfare?

How much funding can my club receive?
The maximum subsidy available is $1000, based on the following EQ riding membership thresholds:
EA registered premium clubs* will be eligible for a maximum grant of $1000.
  • Clubs with 95 to 100 per cent of EQ riding members will be eligible for a maximum of $900.
  • Clubs with 75 to 94 per cent of EQ riding members will be eligible for a maximum of $750.
  • Clubs with 50 to 74 per cent of EQ riding members will be eligible for a maximum of $500.
  • Clubs with 25 to 49 per cent of EQ riding members will be eligible for a maximum of $250.
*A premium club must be listed with EA and is defined as:
  • all participants competing at your event/clubs are EA members
  • the club uses only EA accredited coaches
  • the club has an up-to-date risk management policy and plan based on EA requirements and ensures it is implemented.
There is no limit to the number of applications a club may submit, however you should specify your order of priority in the application.

IMPORTANT DATES 
Round 1                             
Open to projects or purchases completed between 1 January and 30 June 2019.
Applications open 12 December 2018.
Applications close COB 15 February 2019.
If funding is approved all follow-up paper work and invoices are due one month after the date of the expenditure or by 9 July (whichever is sooner). Failure to do so will result in any unpaid money being forfeited.

Round 2                              
Open to projects or purchases completed between 1 July and 5 December 2019.
Applications open 12 June 2019.
Application close COB 24 July 2019.
If funding is approved all follow-up paper work and invoices are due one month after the date of the expenditure or by 5 December 2019 (whichever is sooner). Failure to do so will result in any unpaid money being forfeited.

HOW IS MY APPLICATION ASSESSED?

To be eligible for consideration your club must meet all the criteria.
Any funding left over from Round 1 will be added to the Round 2 funding pool.
All affiliated clubs will be notified in writing about the outcome of their application.
Equestrian Queensland reserves the right to determine priorities for the allocation of funding, taking account of:
  • the quality of the information provided
  • the total funds available in the program
  • the proactive nature of your club to equestrian participation, safety and development.
WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM MY CLUB?
You must ensure that all sections of the online application are completed. The EQ office will contact you if further information is required to assess your application.

If your application for funding is approved you are eligible to receive up to 100 per cent of the approved amount after the date of expenditure, upon the receipt of:
  • an invoice addressed to Equestrian Queensland (to include club ABN and payment details) and a copy of the supplier’s invoice
  • copy of acknowledgement of EQ subsidy (see below)
Equestrian Queensland reserves the right to review the final allocation of funding following receipt of final documentation where the information supplied differs greatly to the original application or where the terms and conditions of funding have not been met.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
EQ will provide an advertisement for inclusion in the club newsletter, website and social media.

All material such as flyers, posters, social media posts promoting the clinic or workshop is required to include the following acknowledgement:

“This event/project/equipment is partially funded through the Equestrian Queensland regional safety and equipment subsidy program for 2019.”

OTHER EQUESTRIAN QUEENSLAND FUNDING AVAILABLE TO TO REGIONAL CLUBS AND MEMBERS
Regional clubs are also eligible to apply for funding under our statewide and discipline-specific programs including:

The Equestrian Queensland Sport Development Funding Program which offers $30,000 in 2019 to affiliated clubs and Equestrian Queensland Sport Committees to support development and growth in Dressage, Eventing and Jumping.

The Equestrian Queensland Sport Development Funding Regional Events Officials Assistance program (link) which offers up to $400 in 2019 to affiliated clubs and Equestrian Queensland Sport Committees to support development in Dressage, Eventing and Jumping.

As part of our ongoing commitment to increasing the standard of excellence in the sport, Equestrian Queensland provides funding for accredited coaches and officials toward the cost of attending EA/FEI nationally and internationally recognised upgrade or refresher courses. Applications must be endorsed by the relevant EQ Sport Committee.

Through the EQ International Competition and Development Funding Program funding is provided toward the cost of travel and/or accommodation for foreign technical officials (such as judges, technical delegates, course designers and stewards) to attend Queensland FEI events, especially if they run clinics for the education of officials. There is also funding available through this program for new national events or showcase events. Applications must be endorsed by the relevant EQ Sport Committee.

OTHER EQUESTRIAN QUEENSLAND FUNDING AVAILABLE TO AFFILIATED CLUBS AND MEMBERS - CLICK HERE

Further more information please contact Equestrian Queensland on (07) 3891 6611 or email clubs@equestrianqld.com.au

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