Sport Development Fund - Clubs and EQ Sport Committees (Round 2 Applications)

The Equestrian Queensland Sport Development Fund offers $40,000 to EQ affiliated clubs, show societies and EQ Sport Committees to support development and growth across the sport including assistance to regional* clubs for officials travelling from outside the region, attending events.
ELIGIBILITY - CLUBS/SPORT COMMITTEES
To be eligible for funding under this program you must meet the following criteria:
  • be a current EQ Club Affiliate, show society or EQ Sport Committee
  • have a philosophy that aims to develop and grow membership through increased participation in equestrian activities 
  • engage EA current and registered coaches and/or EA recognised accredited officials 
  • Activities are open equally to both EQ and EQ affiliated club members. Where subsidised fees are offered for the activity, EQ members should be provided a larger subsidy than non-EQ members.
  • If you are applying for regional assistance the affiliated club must be located more than 400km from Brisbane CBD. The regional event being conducted must include the following:
    • Dressage – Competitive level event 
    • Jumping – Classes of 1.05m and above to be offered in the schedule
    • Eventing – 1* or above classes to be offered in the schedule
APPLYING FOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT FUNDING
How to apply:
  1. Ensure that the proposed activity or regional* event meets the eligibility criteria outlined above
  2. Complete the online application form
How much funding can we receive for your activity?
The maximum grant available is $1000 per activity based on the following EQ membership thresholds for riding members of your club:
  • Clubs with 75% – 100% of EQ members will be eligible for a maximum grant of $1000
  • Clubs with 51% - 74% of EQ members will be eligible for a maximum grant of $750
  • Clubs with up to 50% of EQ members will be eligible for a maximum grant of $500
How much funding can we receive for an accredited Official/s from outside the region attending a regional* event?
  • A maximum grant of $500
There is no limit to the number of applications you may submit, however you should specify your order of priority of the application in the event the funding is oversubscribed.
IMPORTANT DATES
Round 1               Open to activities conducted between 1 January and 30 June 2022

If funding is approved, acquittal documentation including a tax invoice is due one month after the date of the activity or by 11 July (whichever is sooner). Failure to do so may result in any unpaid money being forfeited.

Round 2               Open to activities conducted between 1 July and 7 December 2022.  
                              Applications open 1 June 2022
                              Applications close COB 12 July 2022

If funding is approved, acquittal documentation including a tax invoice is due one month after the date of the activity or by 7 December (whichever is sooner). Failure to do so may result in any unpaid money being forfeited.
HOW IS OUR APPLICATION ASSESSED?

All applicants will be notified in writing about the outcome of their application, to be eligible for consideration your club or Sport Committee must meet all the criteria.

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 and the proactive nature of your club towards the participation and development of equestrian activities.

Equestrian Queensland reserves the right to review 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.

WHAT IS REQUIRED ONCE FUNDING HAS BEEN APPROVED?
You must ensure that all sections of the online application are completed.  EQ 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 100% of the approved amount after the date of the activity, upon the receipt of:
  • an invoice addressed to Equestrian Queensland (to include club ABN, payment details, date of activity and name of EA accredited coach/official)
  • completed attendees list (listing participants’ full names and EQ membership status)
  • final budget showing both the income and expense lines
  • copy of acknowledgement of EQ funding (see below)
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 activity is required to include the following acknowledgement:

“This activity is partially funded through the Equestrian Queensland Sport Development Program for 2022.”

OTHER EQ SPORT DEVELOPMENT FUNDING AVAILABLE 
There are funding programs available to our members and/or clubs under our state-wide and discipline-specific programs including:
  • EQ Affiliated Clubs are also eligible to apply for funding under our Equestrian Queensland Safety and Equipment subsidy for regional clubs which offers $10,000 to affiliated regional* clubs to help improve safety and standards.
  • As part of our ongoing commitment to increasing the standard of excellence in the sport, Equestrian Queensland provides $15,000 in funding for accredited coaches and officials toward the cost of either delivery or attending EA/FEI nationally and internationally recognised courses.
  • The Competition and Development Program provides funding toward the cost of travel and/or accommodation for foreign and Australian based technical officials (such as judges, technical delegates, course designers and stewards) that are required under the rules to officiate at Queensland major events.
All funding criteria and applications can be found HERE on the Equestrian Queensland website.

For further information please contact enquiries@equestrianqld.com.au or (07) 3891 6611.
*a club is considered regional if it is in Queensland and more than 400km from Brisbane CBD

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