Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund

The Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund will provide $15.5million in targeted funding to not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations to support their return to play and encourage the Queensland community to re-engage with physical activity post-COVID-19.

Priority will be to share funding equally between Regional and South East Queensland, across activities and on those projects that will benefit as many clubs and participants as possible.

Read the Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund guidelines (PDF, 819 KB ) for more detail about funding priorities and program requirements.

Who can apply

Organisations eligible to apply must be incorporated not-for-profit local or regional sport or active recreation organisations (refer to Appendix 1 for definitions) that deliver or coordinate activity/ies and be:

  • incorporated under the:
    • Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld)
    • Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth)
    • Cooperatives Act 1997 (Qld)
    • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth); or
  • sport or recreation clubs incorporated within a Queensland university; and
  • be registered with an Australian Business Number (ABN); and
  • must not have a gaming machine licence.

Read the Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund guidelines (PDF, 819 KB ) for more detail about the program requirements.

No outstanding compliance issues

At the time of application, your organisation must:

  • have no outstanding compliance issues with the Office of Fair Trading of more than 6 months
  • have no debt owing to Sport and Recreation, Department of Housing and Public Works.

Before applying for this program, contact the Office of Fair Trading or telephone 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or your nearest Sport and Recreation office to determine whether the organisation has any outstanding compliance issues.

Organisations approved for funding under Active Community Infrastructure Round 1 are eligible to apply for the Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund.

Your application must be accurate

Organisations need to ensure their application is accurate.

A copy of the organisation’s actual bank statement must be uploaded, which provides BSB, Account Number and Account Name of the organisation. Bank statements must be recent, that is within the last 12 months prior to application.

A transaction screenshot or internet banking print-out will not be accepted.

We can, however, accept a print-out or letter which has been bank stamped and verified by the bank.

The organisation name on the bank account details provided with the application must match your organisation’s legal name.

An example of a correct bank statement (click for a larger image)

Read the terms and conditions for more detail.

What you can receive funding for

Equipment to:

  • deliver activities/programs
  • assist in facility maintenance
  • deliver events and fundraising opportunities
  • reduce organisational cost.

Minor upgrades, repair and maintenance works:

  • repair or maintain infrastructure
  • create better quality spaces
  • provide safe and secure environments.
  • improve accessibility and use of the infrastructure
  • provide safe and secure environments.

Types of projects that will not be funded

  • Works that trigger Building or Development Approvals (as this may cause lengthy delays and restrict clubs returning to play quickly)
  • Works or purchases that will require a liquor or gaming licence
  • Payment of volunteer and employee costs
  • Goods or services or any payments made prior to Letter of Approval date
  • Consumable items i.e. canteen goods, first aid supplies etc.

Further detail on project eligibility can be found in the program guidelines.

How to apply

You can submit one application only for either Category 1 or Category 2, but not both.

  • Category 1 – up to $5000 (GST exclusive)
  • Category 2 – $5001 up to $20 000 (GST exclusive)

Applications will be assessed across four stages. This will include checking the eligibility of the organisation and project eligibility, before being progressed to an Assessment Panel for analysis. The final stage includes formal approval by an appropriate delegate.

1. Read the program guidelines

The Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund guidelines (PDF, 819 KB ) provide further detail on funding priorities and program requirements.

2. Register with the grant portal

Before applying, first make sure that your organisation is registered in the Sport and Recreation Grant Registration Portal (GRP).

3. Apply online

Complete an online application by 5.00pm on Friday 7 August 2020.

The online applicant portal is not compatible with mobile devices.

If you need help completing your application, email

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If your application is approved

We will contact you and let you know if your application has been approved or not.

Your approved project will need to be complete and financial reporting as required in the terms and conditions by 31 March 2021:

  • Category 1 funding will not be required to submit an acquittal however may be subject to an audit post-completion date.
  • Category 2 funding will be required to submit an acquittal of expenditure by 31 March 2021.

Funding will be processed as one payment once:

  • you have been notified
  • bank statements and account details have been verified.

If your organisation receives funding, you will need to appropriately acknowledge the Queensland Government in any promotion of the project.

More information

Contact us:

This initiative is part of the Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan.