A new $4.3 million funding program will support Bundamba sports tech companies, start-ups and small to medium businesses.
The ActiveKIT fund will invest up to $200,000 for projects that help get more locals into regular physical activity.
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the move was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s ongoing investment in a healthier and more active Queensland.
“We want to see sports tech companies, start-ups, small to medium businesses and local governments trialling and implementing projects that drive physical health benefits for our community,” Mr McCallum said.
“It could be online physical activity programs for target groups, a product or service which tailors physical activity programs based on a person’s movement, or an app that gives Queenslanders real-time access to local eco-tourism active opportunities.”
Minister for Sport Stirling Hinchliffe said funding would support the delivery of new products and services across the state.
“I encourage organisations to put forward products or services that are beyond concept stage which can help the active industry by increasing membership, lowering costs, driving new revenue streams or reducing the burden on volunteers,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“Importantly, we want to see solutions that target those specific groups who are insufficiently physically active, whether that be because of age, health, ability, time or socio-economic factors.”
Applications close on Monday, 19 April, with approved projects to start from 1 June this year.