In the 2020 - 2021 financial year our Community contribution was:

$902,256.22

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MAGPIES COMMUNITY GRANTS

Magpies Community Grants, a Magpies Sporting Club initiative – provides financial assistance 4 times a year to winning applicants within 3 grant categories:

  1. Local Sporting Champions Grant
  2. Time to Shine – Women In Sport Grant
  3. Thriving Communities Grant

Applications for a community grant can be made by completing the online application form below.

Community Grants Brochure

Community Grants Information

Q1 2022 Magpies Community Grants Awarded

Magpies Sporting Club has awarded $6,600 of grants to 9 winning applicants in the first quarter of the clubs new initiative – Magpies Community Grants.

Three local sporting champions received $200 grants for their success at state level sporting events: Jaxon Maluga attended theU16Boys State Championships for softball, Ethan Weiss represented Mountain Biking at the Queensland Mount Biking Championships and Sangwani Chinula played in the Queensland Rugby Union Junior State Championships.

Thriving Community Grants of $1,000 each were awarded to Mackay Pet Rescue, Northern Australia Primary Health Network (Headspace), The Pioneer Community Pre-School and Kindergarten Association, Mack PopCon, George Street Neighbourhood Centre (The Neighbourhood Hub and Mackay Hawks Softball.

Quarter 2 applications are now open, eligible applicants can easily apply online, see further down this page.

In the last financial year Magpies Sporting Club contributed $902,256.22 to the Mackay community

2022 Local Sporting Champions Grant

WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR A LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS GRANT?

The grants will allow up to a maximum of $1,200 in financial assistance over the 3 sporting event tiers, once every 2 calendar years. Eligible applicants can apply for 1 sporting event per tier, once every 2 calendar years.

Example a) if an applicant attends a state and international event in 2021, they are able to apply for a national event without waiting 2 years. b) if the applicant applies for all 3 event tiers in 2021 they must wait until 2023 before being eligible again.

The following grants are available under 3 sporting event tiers:
• Queensland sporting event —$200
• National sporting event—$400
• International sporting event—$600

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS GRANT?

Applicants that are eligible to apply for this grant are those who:
• have competed or officiated (as an athlete, coach, referee or scorer) at a Queensland, National or International sporting event
• are residents of Mackay (6 months pre and 6 months post sporting event)
• were under the age of 25 at the start of the event
• have participation at the sporting event confirmed by a coach, manager or sports governing body
• have not received funding under this grant tier within the last 2 calendar years
• complete and submit the application within 6 months post the sporting event

2022 Time to Shine - Women in Sport Grant

WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE TIME TO SHINE – WOMEN IN SPORT GRANT?

The grants will allow up to a maximum of $1,200 in financial assistance over the 3 sporting event tiers, once every 2 calendar years. Eligible applicants can apply for 1 sporting event per tier, once every 2 calendar years.

Example a) If an applicant attends a Queensland or International event in 2021, they are eligible to apply for a National event without waiting 2 years. b) A successful applicant in 2021 must wait until 2023 before being eligible again for that same event tier.

The following grants are available under the 3 sporting event tiers:
• Queensland sporting event—$200
• National sporting event—$400
• International sporting event—$600

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE TIME TO SHINE – WOMEN IN SPORT GRANT?

Applicants that are eligible to apply for this grant are females who:
• have competed at a Queensland, National or International sporting event
• are residents of Mackay (6 months pre and 6 months post sporting event)
• have participation at the sporting event confirmed by a coach, manager or sports governing body
• have not received funding under this grant tier within the last 2 calendar years
• complete and submit the application within 6 months post the sporting event

2022 Thriving Communities Grant

WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE THRIVING COMMUNITIES GRANT?

The grant will allow up to a maximum of $1,000 in financial assistance per organisation, once every 2 calendar years.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE THRIVING COMMUNITIES GRANT?

Charities, groups, social enterprises, schools or organisations:
• who are based in Mackay
• whose project, program or initiative will directly benefit the Mackay community
• that have not received funding under this grant tier within the last 2 calendar years

WHAT PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE THRIVING COMMUNITIES GRANT?

Projects, programs or initiatives with a charitable purpose can apply for this grant. Examples of the kinds of projects, programs or initiatives that may receive grants include:
• education/training
• emergency systems
• mental health support
• improving infrastructure
• purchase of equipment
• urban greening
• reducing climate risk

APPLYING

Once you have submitted the application, Magpies Sporting Club will assess it against the funding guidelines at their discretion.

FUNDING DECISIONS

Applicants will receive notification of the outcome of their application via phone or email, prior to the date scheduled for the announcement of the winners of that particular quarter.

If your application has been approved, your organisation will receive an approval email that will outline the next steps. 

Note: If your application is approved and your project/program is scheduled to take place in the future or requires confirmation of other funding, Magpies Sporting Club will credit the successful grant amount upon the completion of the project/program. 

NOTABLE COMMUNITY DATES

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Q3 GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications for Quarter 3 of Magpies Community Grants open 9am Monday 4th April 2022.  Magpies Community Grants, a Magpies Sporting Club initiative – provides financial assistance 4 times a year to winning applicants within 3 grant categories: 1. Local Sporting Champions Grant, 2. Time to Shine – Women In Sport Grant, 3.Thriving Communities Grant.  Applications can be made by completing the online application form on this page.

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Q3 GRANT APPLICATIONS CLOSE

Applications for Quarter 3 of Magpies Community Grants close 5pm Thursday 30th June 2022.  Magpies Community Grants, a Magpies Sporting Club initiative – provides financial assistance 4 times a year to winning applicants within 3 grant categories: 1. Local Sporting Champions Grant, 2. Time to Shine – Women In Sport Grant, 3.Thriving Communities Grant.  Applications can be made by completing the online application form on this page.

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Q4 GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications for Quarter 4 of Magpies Community Grants open 9am Monday 4th July 2022.  Magpies Community Grants, a Magpies Sporting Club initiative – provides financial assistance 4 times a year to winning applicants within 3 grant categories: 1. Local Sporting Champions Grant, 2. Time to Shine – Women In Sport Grant, 3.Thriving Communities Grant.  Applications can be made by completing the online application form on this page.

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Q3 GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Winners of the Quarter 3 Magpies Community Grants: 1. Local Sporting Champions Grant, 2. Time to Shine – Women In Sport Grant, 3. Thriving Communities Grant, are announced Friday 29th July 2022.

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Q4 GRANT APPLICATIONS CLOSE

Applications for Quarter 4 of Magpies Community Grants close 5pm Friday 30th September 2022.  Magpies Community Grants, a Magpies Sporting Club initiative – provides financial assistance 4 times a year to winning applicants within 3 grant categories: 1. Local Sporting Champions Grant, 2. Time to Shine – Women In Sport Grant, 3.Thriving Communities Grant.  Applications can be made by completing the online application form on this page.

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Q4 GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Winners of the Quarter 4 Magpies Community Grants: 1. Local Sporting Champions Grant, 2. Time to Shine – Women In Sport Grant, 3. Thriving Communities Grant, are announced Friday 28th October 2022.

CASE STUDIES

WELCOME BACK KELLY

Kelly Jansen has worked at Magpies Sporting Club since 2012, her position as a Duty Manager was one of a lot of responsibility.  In July 2017 Kelly suffered a brain aneurysm, she was transported to Brisbane for treatment then spent …

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Glenella State School Principal and School Leaders dropped by with a Certificate of Appreciation to thank us for allowing them to use our fields for their School Athletics Day a few weeks ago. By the way, how warm & cosy do the school leaders look! They're celebrating Pyjama Day.  #MagpiesCommunity
🏉 Another Time to Shine - Women In Sport Grant has been awarded to a talented local sportswoman, congratulations Adele Ginns. Adele, who is also a very talented netballer, plays Rugby League for Magpies SRL Club and was selected in the 2022 North Queensland Toyota Gold Stars Satellite Squad. She was one of the 70 bright female talented players from Cairns, Townsville and Mackay selected in this Satellite Squad. Balancing motherhood, training commitments and travel has not always been easy, but we hope that Magpies Community Grants cash grant helps her recover some of the costs which have incurred being part of the North Queensland Toyota Gold Stars Satellite Squad. We look forward to seeing where Adele’s Rugby League career takes her and hope that she can help Magpies SRL Women’s Grade take out the Premiership this season. Congratulations and all the best Adele! 

Quarter 3 Magpies Community Grant applications are open, for more information and to apply visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants #MagpiesCommunity #WomenInSport
Magpies now offer @CQUniversity students FREE Social Membership at Magpies Sporting Club.  So students can enjoy discounted food & beverage, discounted event tickets, use of our Courtesy Bus, entry in members only promos for cash & prizes, Birthday Rewards & more. T & C's apply. #MagpiesMembers #MagpiesCommunity
This morning we hosted a @cancercouncil Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to help make a valuable difference in the lives of so many impacted by cancer.  Watch this space for the total raised from the event, all going to the Cancer Council.  #MagpiesCommunity #CancerCouncil #BiggestMorningTea
On Wednesday 1st June Magpies Sporting Club hosted the Mackay leg of the @billturnercup 

The Bill Turner Cup is one of the world's largest team sport competitions with over 400 schools and 6,000 players from NSW, Queensland, ACT and Victoria taking part each year. 

🎥 Kai Millen - @lifemedia.au 

#MagpiesCommunity #WhatsYourSport
🏏Another Time to Shine - Women In Sport Grant has been awarded to a talented local sportswoman, congratulations Gorja Randell. Gorja who has played club cricket for Magpies Cricket Club for the past five years, was selected to represent Capricornia in the 16-19 Years Girls State School Championships in Bundaberg earlier this year. Her teams finished fourth out of six teams after winning two out of their four matches. Magpies Community Grants cash grant helped her and her family recoup some of the costs incurred travelling down south to participate in the championships. Gorja has a very bright future in the game and we look forward to seeing where her cricket career will end up. All the best Gorja! 

Quarter 3 Magpies Community Grant applications are open, for more information and to apply visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants #MagpiesCommunity #WomenInSport
Congratulations Georgia Rye, she has won a Time to Shine Women in Sport Grant through Magpies Community Grants.  Georgia is an accomplished hockey player who recently attended the Queensland Hockey State Trials in Brisbane.  Regional sports men and women are up against some unique challenges in comparison to our city counterparts, largely the need to travel to cities to compete - which comes at a cost.  Magpies Community Grants cash grant helped Georgia and her Mum recoup some of these costs to compete at this level. 

Quarter 3 Magpies Community Grant applications are open, for more information and to apply visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants #MagpiesCommunity #WomenInSport
We're hosting a fantastic fundraising Morning Tea 10am-11.30am Wednesday 22nd June to help make a valuable difference in the lives of so many impacted by cancer.  Enjoy a decadent morning tea, barista tea & coffee, juice, raffles and an inspirational guest speaker for $20 per person.  All ticket and raffle sales will go directly to the Cancer Council.

💙 Buy your biggest morning tea ticket at reception or our website: www.magpiesmackay.com.au/biggest-morning-tea
💛 If you can’t make the morning tea you can still help the cause, make a donation by visiting: www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/fundraisers/magpiesmackay/biggest-morning-tea-qld

#MagpiesCommunity #BiggestMorningTea #CancerCouncil
🏊‍♀️ Another Time to Shine - Women In Sport Grant has been awarded to a talented local sportswoman, congratulations Jade Bounden.  Jade is an up-and-coming talented swimmer who recently attended the Ronald McDonald House Charities Queensland Sprint Championships in Brisbane.  This particular event was part of her trajectory to getting a national qualifying time.  Jade is well deserving of this grant, she really puts in the time to make her swimming goals come true - attending 9 training sessions a week, plus attending most meets and carnivals in her region!  We're looking forward to seeing where Jade's swimming takes her. 

Quarter 3 Magpies Community Grant applications are open, for more information and to apply visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants #MagpiesCommunity #WomenInSport
ATTENTION CHARITY ORGANISATIONS
With every new membership Magpies Sporting Club donates $2 to one of four charities that the new members choose when filling out their membership application form. Each financial year Magpies Sporting Club offer charities the chance to be one of these four donation recipients for the next financial year.  The chosen four charities will receive their cash donations based on how many new members select their charity on the membership forms for that financial year.
Applications for charities to apply for membership pledges that will be made in the 1st July 2022 – 30th June 2023 financial year close 3pm Friday 13th May 2022.  Your charity can apply online using the form on our website, the charities will be notified 1st June 2022.
👉www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community/#membershippledge

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Congratulations Indiana Brough, on being awarded a Time to Shine Women in Sport Grant through Magpies Community Grants.  Indiana is a talented Australian Rules Footballer and has recently joined the Gold Coast Suns Academy. The cash grant from Magpies helped her when she played against Oakleigh Chargers in Melbourne and Brisbane Lions in Brisbane as a part of the Gold Coast Suns Academy during the 2022 NAB League U18 AFLW Program. Magpies are strong believers in helping encourage local women in sport to reach their sporting dreams.

Quarter 3 Magpies Community Grant applications are open, for more information and to apply visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants #MagpiesCommunity #WomenInSport
🏊‍♂️ Cody McCall was recently successful in gaining a Local Sporting Champions Grant through Magpies Community Grants.  Cody was awarded a cash grant to help with the costs associated for him to attend the Queensland Sprint Championships in Brisbane earlier this year.  At the state event Cody swam in 3 races: freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke, all of which he swam personal best times!  Magpies are so happy to help local sporting champions like Cody to achieve their sporting dreams.

Quarter 3 Magpies Community Grant applications are open, for more information and to apply visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants #MagpiesCommunity
MAGPIES GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED | Magpies Sporting Club has awarded $7,900 of cash grants to 18 Mackay local sportspeople and charities in the second quarter of the clubs new initiative - Magpies Community Grants.

3 Local Sporting Champions received grants for their success at state and national level. 6 young women were awarded $200 grants each for their state level sporting achievements. $5,287 cash was granted to 9 local charities and organisations to go towards projects, programs and initiatives that directly benefit the Mackay Community.

Quarter 3 applications are now open, for more information on Magpies Community Grants including what grants are available, eligibility requirements and notable dates visit www.magpiesmackay.com.au/community-grants and eligible applicants can easily apply online.  #MagpiesCommunity
Massive thanks to everyone who purchased raffle tickets in our Golden Delight Easter Raffle.  The 10 winners will receive a phone call this morning!  From the raffle $772 will be donated to the Special Children's Christmas Party!  #MagpiesCommunity
Magpies Community Grants Q3 Grant Applications are OPEN!

If you are involved with a charitable organisation, are a local sportsperson or know of one, apply for a grant or donation from Magpies Sporting Club. 

🏏Local Sporting Champions Grant: www.magpiesmackay.com.au/local-sporting-champions-grant

⛹️‍♀️ Time to Shine - Women in Sport Grant: https://www.magpiesmackay.com.au/time-to-shine-women-in...

🤝 Thriving Communities Grant - https://www.magpiesmackay.com.au/thriving-communities...

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🏏 The future Cricketers of Australia are flocking to Magpies as we co-host the Cricket Australia U19 National Championships from the 7th - 14th April.  Don't miss this opportunity to check out the talent of our upcoming Australian Cricketers. 

9:30am Thursday 7th April: South Australia v NSW Under 17
9:30am Friday 8th April:  Victoria Metro v Victoria Country
9:30am Sunday 10th April: NSW Under 17 v ACT/NSW Country
9:30am Monday 11th April: Northern Territory v ACT/NSW Country
9:30am Wednesday 13th April: Semi Finals
9:30am Thursday 14th April: Finals

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🍻 We will be donating proceeds of specially marked @greatnorthern_aus kegs from 4pm Friday to Midnight Saturday to the Rotary Foundation Australia Flood Appeal. #FloodAppeal #MagpiesCommunity #GreatNorthern
It’s a tried and tested battle, where the best city players fight it out against the best country players and it’s back on the AFL Mackay calendar in 2022. Proudly hosted by Magpies Sporting Club, the clash will be played on Monday, April 25th to commemorate ANZAC Day. Gates will open at 12:30pm and will see the women’s action kicking off at 1pm, followed by the men’s game at 3pm. There is plenty of entertainment for the whole family including a jumping castle, face painting and food trucks.
Adults $6 | Under 12’s Gold Coin Donation
#MagpiesCommunity #WhatsYourSport #AFLMackay #AnzacDay
We're super proud to share that we were awarded runner up Best Multi-Sports Club at @ClubsQueensland awards last night.  We were recognised for our clubs contribution to multiple sports and offering a consistently high standard of sporting and social facilities. We were assessed on our quality of facilities, community participation, junior development programs and involvement in major milestones. #GoMaggies #WhatsYourSport #MagpiesCommunity

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

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