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Applications for First Nations Sport and Recreation Program have now closed

Queensland Government’s First Nations Sport and Recreation Program (FNSRP) is NOW CLOSED for applications.

FNSRP provides funding to organisations in non-discrete communities to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of community-identified physical activity opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to increase physical activity participation.

Total funding of $979 000 (GST exclusive) is available under the FNSRP, with projects to be delivered from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

For the initial round, priority will be given to projects located in the 22 non-discrete communities transitioning from the Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Program.  These communities are listed in Appendix B of the program guidelines.

There are two tiers of funding available under the FNSRP. Funding up to $25,000 (GST exclusive) under Tier 1 or from $25,001 up to $200,000 (GST exclusive) for Tier 2 with a 20% co-contribution required. The co-contribution can be in-kind and/or financial.

Key dates:
31 March 2022 – Applications open
27 April 2022 – Applications close (5pm)
June 2022 – Successful projects announced
30 June 2023 – Project to be completed

To apply:

  • Eligible organisations can only submit one application under either Tier 1 or Tier 2 for employment costs, equipment, participation programs and capacity building.
  • Organisations must be registered in the Sport and Recreation Grant Registration Portal (GRP).
  • If your organisation is not currently registered in the GRP, registrations should commence as early as possible prior to submitting an application.

More information:
It is important to read the program guidelines to find out if your organisation and project are eligible.  The guidelines also cover questions that will be included in the online application form.   program guidelines 

For more information on FNSRP visit

Funding is also available to eligible Local Government Authorities through the department’s Deadly Active Sport and Recreation Program, to coordinate and facilitate delivery of physical activity opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in discrete communities.

Have more questions or need help?
If you have a question or need assistance, please contact your local Sport and Recreation office to speak with an Engagement Officer:

Far North Region – (07) 4222 5236


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