Michael Hillier QRL Media
Mon 25 May 2020, 10:34 AM
It is important as the current Queensland Government’s restrictions are being relaxed, we build on the progress we have made - listen to the health advice, maintain a safe distance from others and keep up good hygiene.
The Queensland Government has committed $51.3 million through its Sport and Recreation COVID Safe Restart Plan to help everyone get ready to re-start community sport and recreation to coincide with Stage 2 of the Queensland Roadmap.
Below are the range of options available to assist clubs and organisations to get going again:
$14 million 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
$10.8 million Active Industry Fund – funding for 77 state level sporting organisations and industry peak bodies through existing arrangements
$15.5 million 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
$11 million FairPlay vouchers - 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
The application guidelines will be released online via www.covid19.qld.gov.au/returntoplay. For more information, email SR_Covid19@npsr.qld.gov.au.