Active Industry Base Fund

The Active Industry Base Fund 2023–2025 will commence from 1 July 2023, replacing the Active Industry Fund.

The new Active Industry Base Fund 2023–2025 will focus on strengthening the capability of state level organisations so they can meet the changing needs of Queenslanders.

The Active Industry Base Fund 2023–2025 will consider eligible organisations against key criteria including participation statistics, state-wide presence and resource capacity (both human and financial) to ensure the program provides maximum benefit for Queenslanders.

The new Base Fund will support more Queensland active industry organisations with the change to the program’s funding model and will mean a more equitable distribution of funding.

Funding is designed to build and strengthen the capability of eligible organisations to service current and emerging needs within their activity or sector across the following areas:

  • Robust governance including strategy and innovation, financial health and stability.
  • Modern and reliable technology and systems.
  • Ensuring the workforce has appropriate skills, knowledge and behaviours.
  • Development of modified and/or improved participation offerings.

Key dates

Applications open 7 March 2023
Applications close 5pm (AEST) 4 April 2023
Funding announced June 2023
Funding commences 1 July 2023

Who can apply?

All organisations eligible to apply for funding must:

  • have a registered ABN; and
  • operate as a not-for-profit organisation in Queensland and have been incorporated for a minimum of three years at the time of application under the:
    • Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Queensland)
    • Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth)
    • Corporations (Aboriginal & Torres Strait) Act 2006 (Commonwealth); and
    • Co-operatives National Law Act 2020
  • conduct activities or services throughout Queensland on a state-wide basis; and
  • at time of program close have no more than 1 annual report outstanding with Office of Fair Trading.

The program is open to the following four organisation types:

  • Queensland Industry Peak Bodies - QSport and Outdoors Queensland
  • Queensland State Sport Organisations and National Sport Organisations operating under a unitary model or similar, who are recognised by the Australian Sports Commission
  • State Disability Sporting Organisations who are recognised by the Australian Sports Commission
  • State Active Recreation Organisations who are Ordinary Members of Outdoors Queensland

Additionally, organisations are required to meet all eligibility criteria related to their organisation type. Please read the guidelines for further details.

How to apply?

To apply for funding under this program, the organisation must be registered in the Sport and Recreation Grant Registration Portal (GRP). GRP registration should be commenced as early as possible prior to submitting an application.

Please note, the online applicant portal is not compatible with mobile devices. If further assistance is required to complete the online application, email or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Applications must be submitted using the online application form and include all information required for application.

New organisations must contact the before making an application, allowing sufficient time (minimum of one week) prior to the closing date. Organisations currently funded through AIF will be contacted by their Client Manager.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the online application and commence the process well before the program closing date.

Eligible organisations will receive between $5,000 and $250,000. Please refer to the guidelines for more details.

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