Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

The Palaszczuk Government is helping Queensland sport and recreation clubs to boost their game with $2,000 grants from the COVID-SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Program.

Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Kickstart Program would help not-for-profit clubs with the cost of new equipment, training or operational expenses.

“The COVID-SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Program offers a hand-up to buy sporting equipment or help with the cost of electricity, water or ground maintenance,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Clubs could also receive $2,000 to train coaches in latest techniques to keep teams firing or support volunteer treasurers with the tools they need to grow their club’s finances for the future.

“The Active Clubs Kickstart Program is designed to help volunteers build resilience and capability to ensure local sporting and recreation clubs remain at the heart of their community’s COVID recovery.

“Since the pandemic, community sport and recreation clubs have never been more important for keeping Queenslanders connected, active and healthy.”

Mr Hinchliffe said round one of Active Clubs Kickstart in 2020 delivered $7.65 million to 3828 clubs and organisations to help them get through the pandemic.

“The Palaszczuk Government also rolled out a state-wide survey with more than 1,200 responses identifying resources for volunteers as one the highest priorities for clubs,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“We’ve listened and we’re helping clubs and volunteers with the tools they need for the work they do in their communities.”

The Active Clubs Kickstart program is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $51.3 million COVID-SAFE Restart Plan which has supported the sport and active recreation industry through the global pandemic.

Applications are open until Wednesday 5 May 2021.

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This is a media release from the Queensland Government.