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Applications are now open for the 2022 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 48 Queensland athletes achieve their goals at the Commonwealth Games (see Recipients). After the success of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, even more talented young Queensland athletes have been inspired to represent Australia at future events. Now it's less than a year to go before the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham! For more information see the Birmingham 2022 website

The QGF also believes athletes can inspire others in the community with their strong personal values, work ethic and resilience. Athletes also demonstrate the benefits of fitness and sport and raise awareness of the Commonwealth Games. Successful grant recipients are required to complete two community engagement activities so they can pass on their powerful messages. These could include school presentations, volunteer/charity work or representing their sport at a community event.

Grant applications for 2022 are now open, and athletes are encouraged to check their eligibility and apply by completing the application form. Applications close on Friday 26 November, 2022.


Melanie Wright (nee Schlanger) – Glasgow Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and former 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."