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ActiveKIT

ActiveKIT round 2 is now open for applications.

ActiveKIT (Knowledge | Innovation | Technology) is an exciting initiative to come out of the Activate! Queensland 2019 – 2029 strategy providing $4 million in targeted funding in round 2.

The ActiveKIT initiative is a call to action to ‘shift the dial’ on investment in the Active Industry to drive physical activity participation in Queensland.

The initiative, delivered in collaboration with Health and Wellbeing Queensland, aims to encourage better utilisation of knowledge, harnessing Innovation and leveraging Technology to enable more Queenslanders to be physically active more often, and to strengthen the capability of organisations to provide products and services that get Queenslanders moving.

Check out the pre-recorded online webinar for more information about ActiveKIT Round 2.

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How to apply

Applications should be made through the online Grants Registration Portal (Enquire).

Online application

  1. Log in or create an Enquire applicant portal account. Read about the Grants Registration Portal for more information. The Enquire grants systems requires a desktop operating systems such as Windows or Mac OS. You cannot complete an application from a tablet or smartphone.
  2. Complete the online application. Ensure you have attached all the mandatory applications requirements:
    1. Completed project cost sheet (available in Enquire) – complete both tabs.
    2. Sufficient evidence confirming the required cash co-contribution.
    3. Two financial years' (2019-20 and 2020-21) financial statements consisting of profit and loss statements and a balance sheet.
  3. Submit the application. Applications at a status of ‘submitted’ cannot be retrieved or edited by the applicant. You can check the status of your application by logging into Enquire. You need to log in to your applicant portal account (current user) and go to the ‘My Applications’ section.

Objective

The objective of ActiveKIT round 2 is to support innovative solutions within the active industry to increase physical activity opportunities for Queenslanders and contribute to system-wide capability improvements.

We will support organisations within the active industry, including startups or small to medium enterprises, to trial and implement new and innovative products or services that respond to the challenge; increase physical activity participation of Queenslanders who are insufficiently active, by either:

  • enabling opportunities for inclusive physical activity
  • enabling opportunities for flexible and social physical activity.

Read the ActiveKIT guidelines (PDF, 1.0 MB) for more information.

We have developed the story behind the challenge (PDF, 320 KB) which provides further data and information on the issues faced in the industry and how ActiveKIT will respond to the challenges.

Challenge

Category 1: Inclusive physical activity opportunities

We are looking for innovative products or services that enable opportunities and reduce barriers to physical activity.

Queenslanders love being physically active and taking advantage of the wonderful environment to get out and get active. However, Queensland’s participation rate has remained relatively unchanged over the past 5 years. Certain groups of the population are more insufficiently active, facing specific barriers to participation.

Projects addressing this category need to target one cohort only with products and solutions addressing specific participation barriers appropriate to one of the identified target cohorts, which are:

  • children and young people aged 12-17 years
  • women (18+)
  • people with a disability.

Category 2: Flexible and social physical activity

We are looking for innovative products or services that respond to industry trends and enable flexible and/or social formats, methods and modes to increase physical activity levels and improve social benefits for the broader Queensland population.

The sport and active recreation industry is changing, and the way and why people want to participate in physical activity is shifting. This shift has been accelerated partly due to the impact of COVID-19 as highlighted in Sport Australia’s Emerging Sport Participation Trends 2021 (PDF, 616KB).

As Australians seek different ways to be physically active, we are looking to support projects that meet the needs of Queenslanders who are seeking flexible and/or social physical activity opportunities for the broader population. In addition, as the world adjusts to the new normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, projects are required to address the specific motivators of individuals such as the need for social connection.

Organisations may decide to implement different or tiered membership options (in response to cost concerns) and offer modified formats of sport to encourage potential participants who are less interested in competitions than they are in socialising with friends while getting fit.

Who can apply for ActiveKIT?

Organisations eligible for funding must be:

  • Registered with an ABN
  • Based or headquartered in Queensland (based on the physical address of the organisation provided in the Grants Registration Portal)
  • At the time of program close, must:
    • have no outstanding compliance issues with the Office of Fair Trading
    • have met all obligations for projects currently funded by the department; and
    • have no debt owing to the department.

Additionally, organisations are required to be one of the following organisation types:

  • Active industry state level organisations or peak organisations incorporated under the:
    • Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld)
    • Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth)
    • Co-operatives National Law Act 2020 (Qld); or
    • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth);
  • National sporting organisation operating in Queensland under a governance model recognised by Sport Australia.
  • Regional or state-wide not-for-profit organisation:
    • Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld)
    • Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth)
    • Co-operatives National Law Act 2020 (Qld); or
    • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth);
  • Local Governments constituted under the:
    • Local Government Act 2009 (Qld)
    • City of Brisbane Act 2010 (Qld)
    • Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty Ltd Agreement Act 1957
  • Queensland tertiary or research institutions;
  • Startup or Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) with no more than 50 full-time equivalent employees; and
  • Have been registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) prior to 1 July 2020.

If you are unsure of the organisation’s eligibility, or to confirm if you have any debt owing to the department, contact your nearest Sport and Recreation office or email SportRecPartnership@dtis.qld.gov.au

Funding

Eligible organisations can submit 1 application only under either Tier 1 or Tier 2, but not both.

Tier

Funding available (GST exclusive)

Organisation contribution

Tier 1

Up to $100,000

A cash co-contribution is required from the applicant that is at least 20%* of the Total Project Cost (e.g. $100,000 funding requested requires a $25 000 co-contribution).

Tier 2

$100,001 to $200,000

A cash co-contribution is required from the applicant that is at least 50%* of the Total Project Cost (e.g. $200,000 funding requested requires a $200,000 co-contribution).

*surplus of Total Project Cost to be funded by the organisation. Refer to section 10.5 of the Program Guidelines regarding ineligible items.

Organisation contribution

If a co-contribution is not sufficiently evidenced the organisation will be deemed ineligible.

The following table outlines sufficient evidence based on your organisation type:

Applicant organisation Co-contribution evidence requirement
  • Startups and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Signed letter from a   suitably qualified independent party (no more than 3 months old) who is a   member of:
    • the Institute of Chartered Accountants; or
    • CPA Australia; or
    • the Institute of Public Accountants with a Professional Practice   Certificate.
  • Active industry state level organisations or peak organisations
  • A national sporting organisation operating in Queensland under a governance model recognised by Sport Australia
  • Regional or state-wide not-for-profit organisation
  • Tertiary or research institutions
  • Signed letter from Chief Finance Officer (CFO) or Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or appropriate delegate (no more than 3 months old), or
  • Letter from a suitably qualified independent party (no more than 3 months old) who is a member of:
    • the Institute of Chartered Accountants; or
    • CPA Australia; or
    • the Institute of Public Accountants with a Professional Practice Certificate.
  • Local government
  • Signed letter from CFO or CEO, or appropriate delegate (no more than 3 months old), or
  • Excerpt from confirmed Council budget indicating funds available.

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