Develop an Active Community Infrastructure project proposal
We are looking for infrastructure solutions that connect clubs and organisations to each other and the broader community. Successful projects will address barriers to participation and deliver greater social benefit for Queensland.
The Active Community Infrastructure initiative provides $40 million over 3 years. We may invest up to $1 million per project.
Your submission needs to show:
- fit-for-purpose, universally designed infrastructure that improves accessibility and functionality of active places and spaces
- increased or improved accessibility for individuals and communities to provide broader community wellbeing
- projects that inspire activity in high-need communities across Queensland.
Round 1 has closed. See the list of round 1 funding recipients.
Program update due to COVID-19
If you are experiencing difficulty completing your round 1 Active Community Infrastructure project on time due to the impact of COVID-19, talk to your local sport and recreation contact about changing your current arrangements.
As part of the Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan, funding for minor upgrades, repair or maintenance works and equipment is also available for clubs through the Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund. All eligible clubs can apply, including organisations approved for funding under Active Community Infrastructure.
1. Check your organisation meets the program requirements
Is your organisation:
- based in Queensland
- registered with the Office of Fair Trading or the Australian Securities and Investment Commission
- compliant with all Office of Fair Trading requirements
- meeting all obligations for projects currently funded by the department
- registered for GST if your organisation’s current or projected annual turnover for all revenue activities is $150,000 or more (including this project).
2. Develop your project idea
Before you start, make sure you read the:
Then, when you’re developing your project idea, think about these questions:
- Have you partnered or collaborated with other organisations, including schools, within your community?
- Does your idea encourage physical activity?
- Will your idea provide your community with a greater range of activities?
- Will the potential site be conveniently located and easily accessible?
- Will your idea incorporate innovative and sustainable solutions? (such as energy efficiency, environmental sustainability and building longevity)
- How much funding you will need? Organisations are encouraged to work with their local Member of Parliament to ensure projects are a priority for their local community.
3. Contact your local Sport and Recreation Office
If your project idea considers all of the suggestions in the project idea checklist, the next step is to contact your local Sport and Recreation Office to discuss it.
If not, we can help you review your project idea.
When you are completing your EOI, use these resources to help with your proposal:
- Facility costs (PDF, 128KB) - indicative costs of quality, basic facilities for simple construction projects
- Lighting and infrastructure lighting (PDF, 136KB) - installing affordable, effective sports field lighting
- Design principles (PDF, 493KB) - building adaptable, functional, safe and inclusive facilities
- Female Friendly Facility checklist (PDF, 78KB) - identifying readiness to support female participants through facilities and culture.
If your EOI is successful
Successful applicants will be contacted by the department to progress the delivery of the project. You can also view a list of successful applications for round 1 of Active Community Infrastructure.
If your EOI is unsuccessful
Investment under Active Community Infrastructure is a competitive assessment process.
We expect that more EOIs will be received than can be funded. If your project aligns with this initiative and isn’t funded under this round, it may move into our investment pipeline for further development and future investment.