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Applications are now open for the 2019 Future Stars Grants!

The Queensland Games Foundation (QGF) ‘Future Stars’ Grants provide funding for selected athletes in Commonwealth Games sports. The aim is to assist athletes with the high cost of sporting equipment, competition, travelling and training expenses.

Since 2014 the QGF have assisted 25 Queensland athletes achieve their goals at the Commonwealth Games (see Recipients).

The QGF also believes athletes can inspire others in the community with their strong personal values, work ethic and resilience. Athletes are able to demonstrate the benefits of fitness and sport, and raise awareness of the Commonwealth Games. For this reason, a requirement of the grant is that successful athletes complete two school or community presentations to talk about their sporting journey.

Even though the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are over, many talented young Queensland athletes were inspired to represent Australia at future events, in particular the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

Grant applications for 2019 are now open, and athletes are encouraged to check their eligibility and apply by completing the application form.


Melanie Wright (nee Schlanger) – Glasgow Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and World Record Holder (Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay), Dual Olympic Gold Medallist and Ambassador to the Queensland Games Foundation Future Stars Grants.

"I am delighted to be appointed the Ambassador to the QGF Future Sporting Grants program. Winning Gold in a World Record time at Glasgow was definitely one of the highlights of my sporting career, and I'd love to help young athletes achieve their Commonwealth Games dreams."