Events & Fundraising
The QOC had a target of $700,000 from the National fundraising target of $6.5 million for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team. To achieve this target numerous ongoing and one off projects were carried out with support being sought from sponsors, licensed clubs and community groups.
All funds raised by both the AOC and the QOC go towards ‘the preparation, participation and recognition of members of the Australian Olympic teams’.
Preparation: includes AOC Funding Grants to assist each athlete in maximising their training potential and to provide them with the funding to undertake international competition and enhance their chances of qualifying for team selection.
Participation: includes travel, accommodation, uniforms, sporting equipment, living allowances for all athletes competing at the Olympic Games.
In 2013, the Queensland Premier, Hon. Campbell Newman, confirmed his government's continuing support of the Australian Olympic Team with his announcement of a $500,000 donation towards the 2016 Team Fund.