July 16, 2020
State Government grants of up to $20,000 to support sporting clubs to buy equipment and carry out capital works opened on Thursday.
The COVID-19 Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund provides grants to help clubs back on to their feet after COVID-19 had impacted their seasons.
Sport Minister Mick de Brenni said the $15.5 million program would support up to 3000 not-for-profit sport and recreation clubs and organisations as they returned to play.
“Now that competitions are back up and running, we are delivering Queensland’s plan to support our local clubs through this tough, global economic crisis,” Mr de Brenni said.
“These grants will help make up the fundraising shortfall caused by isolation and help clubs return to self-sufficiency.”
Mr de Brenni said the funding could be used for anything from painting the clubhouse to installing a new set of goal posts.
“We’re creating employment opportunities for local tradies to deliver the capital works, and our equipment grants will support the economic recovery of local suppliers.”
Mr de Brenni said applications opened at midday, with the total budget to be shared equally between regional Queensland and south-east Queensland.
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