Aid helps kids get in the game

BUNDABERG families and sport clubs are set to continue to Get in the Game, with the second round of funding for the State Government's grassroots initiative to open next month.

Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey said local families and clubs could apply for Get Started from July 15, followed by Get Going and Get Playing on August 15.

"Get in The Game is about providing help to Bundaberg families by reducing the costs of club registrations and funding better equipment and infrastructure," Mr Dempsey said.

"The initial response to the initiative from Queensland families and clubs was overwhelming, which is why we recently announced the LNP would triple Get in the Game funding to $47 million over three years.

"We've already helped more than 7000 Queensland children with our $150 Get Started vouchers, and more than 550 clubs across the state are better off with equipment and facilities."

Mr Dempsey said 21 Bundaberg clubs had received $95,000 in Get Going and Get Started funding so far.



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