The Queensland Government today announced a $51.3M COVID Safe Restart Plan through the Department of Sport and Recreation to help clubs get ready to re-start community sport to coincide with Stage 2 (12 June) of the Queensland Roadmap.
There are a range of funding streams available to assist clubs and participants return to play:
- $14M COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart – funding to purchase hygiene supplies, products, training or equipment to allow clubs to return to play, this funding can also be used for operational needs such as utilities and bills. This will see up to 7000 clubs receiving grants of up to $2000. The program opens on Monday May 25.
- $15.5M Active Restart infrastructure Recovery Fund – grants for minor works and support up to 3000 clubs to purchase revenue generating equipment to help them return to play.
- $11M Fair Play vouchers of up to $150 for around 73,000 young Queenslanders to participate in physical activity opportunities and support families experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.
- $10.8M Active Industry Fund – funding for 77 state level sporting organisations and industry peak bodies through existing arrangements.
Regarding the COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart, for clubs already registered to receive Active Clubs funding, the process and system is the same as previous funding rounds. For those clubs who have not received Active Clubs Funding previously, there is a simple online application process. Clubs can be registered via https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/grants-portal/grants-portal-faq#register
More information on the package is available online via www.covid19.qld.gov.au/returntoplay