July 7, 2020
The State Government has launched a fresh round of $150 Fair Play vouchers to help children return to the playing fields.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new round – which opened on Monday – was timed to coincide with the resumption of full contact community sport.
“We know the devastating impact of this worldwide pandemic,” the Premier said.
“But we also know the benefits of playing sport.
“These vouchers not only help struggling families but also provide a mini-stimulus for the economy.”
Sports Minister Mick de Brenni said a key aim of the new Fair Play round was to ensure children and sports clubs didn’t miss out because of the impacts of coronavirus.
“I can’t thank enough the Queensland volunteers running local clubs who’ve been superb in operating under COVID Safe requirements to keep their players and members safe throughout Stages 1 and 2 of our Roadmap to easing restrictions,” he said.
“It’s because of their great effort that we will now see the return of sports competitions.”
Mr de Brenni said there were more than 4500 clubs registered to receive the 73,000 FairPlay vouchers on offer.
Applications close on October 7 or when or vouchers are taken up.
The special COVID-19 round comes after more than 4000 clubs received COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart funding of $2000, which closed last week.
An Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund will also open in the next few weeks to further support the economic recovery of clubs, offering up to $20,000 toward infrastructure projects.
- More information about the latest Fair Play vouchers round is available online