What is sports planning?
Sports planning is a simple tool developed by Gold Coast City Council, in consultation with sport, that assists Council and sport to identify and prioritise needs, and source and secure appropriate funding to deliver projects addressing the needs.
Who is involved in sports planning?
The sports planning process involves Gold Coast sports clubs, associations, regional and/or state sporting bodies, Council’s Parks and Recreation Services branch, Community Grants officers and Divisional Councillors.
Why should our club participate in sports planning?
By participating clubs are able to gain the assistance of local and state government staff with extensive experience in sourcing funding, writing grant applications, and project management. These staff also have extensive knowledge of relevant policies and regulatory requirements.
Is sports planning worth the effort?
During 2010-2011, 94 per cent of sports clubs on the Gold Coast participated in sports planning. In the past four years these clubs have shared in more than $6 million in funding secured through participation in the program.
Where can I get more information on sports planning?
Click on the Club Handbook link and then sports planning for further information. Alternatively you can contact Liz Muenchow - Senior Recreation Services Officer on 5581 6188 or email by clicking here.