Sport Development Fund - Clubs and EQ Sport Committees (Round 1 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 by way of on horse and off horse education.  The funding also includes 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, EQ 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 including classes Advanced and above
    • 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.
How much funding can we receive for our activity?

The maximum grant available is $1000 per activity based on the following EQ membership thresholds for riding members of your club:
  • 75% – 100% of EQ members will be eligible for a maximum grant of $1000
  • 51% - 74% of EQ members will be eligible for a maximum grant of $750
  • up to 50% of EQ members will be eligible for a maximum grant of $500
  • EQ affiliates or EQ Sport Committees will be eligible for a maximum grant of up to $500 for off horse education in the areas of mind set, veterinary management, sports science & sports medicine or business skills/financial resource.
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 in the event the funding is oversubscribed.
IMPORTANT DATES

Round 1             Open to activities conducted between 1 January and 30 June 2024
                            Applications open 14 December 2023
                            Applications close COB 5 March 2024


If funding is approved, acquittal documentation including a tax invoice is due one month after the date of the activity or by 10 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 2024                                                        
                          Applications open 1 June 2024
                          Application close COB 10 July 2024

If funding is approved, acquittal documentation including a tax invoice is due one month after the date of the activity or by 14 December (whichever is sooner). Failure to do so may result in any unpaid money being forfeited.

Any funding left over from Round 1 will be added to the Round 2 funding pool.

Please note that late applications may be accepted providing there is sufficient funds remaining, priority will be given to those received before the closing date for each round.
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?
Applicants 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 clinic 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 clinic or workshop is required to include the following acknowledgement:
“This activity is partially funded through the Equestrian Queensland Sport Development Program for 2024.”
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:
  • 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 Event Fund 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, Show Case events and provides reimbursement to EQ Affiliates with the support of funds for Medical Services Provision.
All funding criteria and applications can be found on the Equestrian Queensland website. For further information contact enquiries@equestrianqld.com.au
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