The Squash Foundation was launched in 2017 by Squash Australia as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the sport of Squash in Australia. The foundation was established to secure funds that will develop existing centres and create new squash facilities around the country, with Carrara Squash Centre being the first project.
The goal for Squash Foundation is to assist the growth and development of Squash by supporting the grass root players and elite professionals with the right support they need and providing investment opportunities into existing and new facilities.
The vision for Squash Foundation is to provide all states with facilities that will become ‘a hub’ for the sport. A home of Squash will create opportunities for children, young people and professionals to have access to world standard facilities across Australia.
The Squash Foundation will provide squash players in Australia from all cultural backgrounds and skill levels, with equal opportunities and the appropriate support in reaching their full potential on and off the court.
Donations Are Tax Deductible
Squash Foundation is run in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation allowing donors to make tax deductible donations. ASF’s deductible gift recipient (DGR) status means that donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. The Foundation will provide our donors with a tax receipt for all money contributed, so they can benefit and claim tax deductions for their support.
The Carrara Squash Centre is a non for profit squash centre based within the City of Gold Coast Carrara Sports Complex. The centre will be the home of Australian Squash, will host major World/National competitions and will be a driver of physical activity and wellbeing in the local community.
Dubbed the World's Healthiest Sport (as by Forbes), the centre will have a range of activities to get the community active with the Pop Up Squash, Cardio Squash, and Social Squash programmes. There is a specific focus on children through programmes such as Hits and Giggles, Oz Squash and their interaction with our Sporting Schools Programme.
The project requires $2,000,000 to be raised by August 2018. Thanks to support from the Queensland Government we have secured the legacy items from the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, however, we need to pay for relocation, building, leasing and centre upgrades to get the centre up and running with still some $400,000 to crowdfund during May 2018.
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