Supporting the Fitness, Sport and Recreation Industry in Queensland

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The AUSactive National Awards Program, formerly known as the Fitness Australia Awards, has a long-standing and proud history that recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievement of the Australian Active Health and Exercise industry. The awards reinforce AUSactive’s vision to activate the nation Every body. Every way. Every day.   The Program consists of a series of […]

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Jobs Queensland – Workforce Planning webinars

Jobs Queensland is inviting small businesses across the state to participate in an online webinar event to learn and gain skills in workforce planning.  These webinars will showcase the benefits of workforce planning for small and medium-sized enterprises. Effective workforce planning is crucial for businesses seeking to overcome economic and labour market challenges. Participants will […]

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The Business Growth Fund targets high-growth businesses who can accelerate growth, drive Queensland’s economy and employ more Queenslanders. It provides funding for small and medium-sized high-growth businesses to buy specialised equipment, enabling them to unlock growth potential, increase production, expand their workforce, and maximise economic returns to move them to the next stage of growth. […]

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Qld Government – DESBT Growing Workforce Participation Fund

Round 2 of the $1.7 million Growing Workforce Participation Fund is open. One-off grant funding up to $200,000 is available to industry groups for projects aimed at boosting workforce participation. The fund aims to develop partnerships with industry to build longevity and sustainability in the workforce by empowering industry and employers to support jobseekers from […]

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Queensland Small Business Month 2023 – 1-31 May 2023

Queensland Small Business Month 2023 (QSBM2023) celebrates our small businesses and the vital contribution they make to Queensland’s economy and to our communities across the state.  Throughout May there will be online and in-person events and activities across Queensland, sharing information and tools to help small business owners showcase the diversity of Queensland’s small business […]

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School to Work Transitions project – Swim Teacher training for students in Logan and Caboolture

AQIA has partnered with AUSTSWIM as the RTO to provide swim teacher training to students in years 10-12.  Upon completion students can gain casual employment (whilst they are at school) as learn to swim teachers at local pools and aquatic centres.  They can continue this employment post-school.  This project will also provide CPR training and […]

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Active Industry Careers Project

Since our last correspondence, AQIA has been successful in securing funding through the Queensland Government’s Workforce Connect Fund (WCF) to develop a Careers website specifically for our industry.  The WCF is an initiative designed to increase investment in industry and community-led projects that address attraction, retention and participation issues within the workforce. As an industry […]

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AUSactive – Let’s Move campaign

Join AUSactive and participate in the Let’s Move Campaign.  Let’s Move for a Better World is the biggest social campaign of the fitness and wellness industry to fight obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Taking part in this initiative, you can inspire your members, their friends and families. As a participating facility, you will also have the […]

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Health and Wellbeing Queensland Grants now open

Applications are now open for grants through Health and Wellbeing Queensland for community-based projects and research focused on nutrition, physical activity, sleep, health equity and wellbeing.  Queenslanders with exciting ideas to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people can apply for a share of funding to bring their projects to life. Applications […]

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Department of Justice and Attorney-General – Gambling Community Benefit Fund

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program and distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups. The GCBF funding helps these groups to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. Round 117 ($35,000 standard grant round) will open mid-April and close at midnight on 31 […]

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Assistance and Support for Organisations and Clubs

We aim to make it easier to run local fitness, sport and recreation organisations and clubs. Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance provides free one-on-one advice on how to apply for and win grants, free access to club management templates and tools, fact sheets, videos, legal information, advice on staffing and volunteer matters and subsidised Strategic and Business Planning audits and workshops.

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