Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP)

This program is now open for Level 1 applications.

The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP) supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including flooding and associated damage.

Funding of up to $5000 (Level 1) and $20,000 (Level 2) may be available for eligible sport and recreation organisations located in areas declared under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Current activations

Level 1 funding

To be eligible for funding under Level 1, an organisation must be located in a Local Government Area (LGA) listed as activated for either “Personal Hardship Assistance” or “Restoration of Essential Public Assets” on the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management website.

Where the organisation’s LGA is listed, Level 1 funding will be available for application up to three (3) months from the latest activation date.

For example: Under ‘Wide Bay-Burnett Severe Storms, 11-14 October 2018’, Fraser Coast Regional Council and South Burnett Regional Council were activated for Restoration of Essential Public Assets on 18/10/18, so organisations in this area could apply until 18/1/2019.

Level 1 funding provides up to $5000 to assist in immediate clean-up efforts. This may include:

  • replacement of damaged equipment that directly relates to the re-establishment of activities (including office and canteen equipment)
  • payment of services and hire costs, and purchase of equipment and tools that assist in short term clean-up of facilities
  • reimbursement for the purchase of the above made from the date of the relevant disaster
  • funds to repair or replace when this is lower than the premium excess set by the insurance provider may be eligible
  • excess coverage for insurance claims.

Level 2 funding

Level 2 funding provides up to $20,000 for repair, restoration and mitigation support. Where Level 2 is announced as being available by the department, applications can be submitted for up to six months from the date of the department’s announcement. Refer to the program guidelines to determine eligibility for applying under Level 2.

Any updates will be announced on this page.

Funding may be available for the following items/works that assist in recovery:

  • mitigate the effect of future damage to the sport and recreation infrastructure due to a similar disaster event:
  • repair/restore damage to sport and recreation infrastructure that directly relates to the re-establishment of facilities.
  • replace damaged items that are not covered by Level 1 assistance to restore operations to support the delivery of sport and recreation activities.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, the organisation must:

  • be located in an NDRRA Category A-C declared disaster affected area (depending on level of funding requested)
  • be an incorporated local or regional not-for-profit organisation with a primary objective relating to sport and recreation.

It is recommended that you contact your local Sport and Recreation regional office prior to applying to discuss any enquiries.

How to apply

Where possible, applications should be made through the department’s online grants system to reduce processing times.

If an organisation is unable to submit an application online, a hardcopy application can be completed. Please select the appropriate application form from the More information section below. Applications are to be submitted electronically, in person or by post to the nearest departmental office within the timeframes stated in section 3 of the program guidelines.

Applying online:

Step 1: Check if your organisation is eligible

Read the program guidelines (PDF, 326KB) and the above information to determine if your organisation is eligible for the program.

Step 2: Log in or create an Enquire applicant portal account

Before you begin, please take a moment to ensure your computer system meets the following software requirements necessary to view and successfully lodge an application:

  • The application form is not compatible with mobile or tablet devices.
  • Applications must be made from a desktop computer or laptop.
  • Enquire will work best using the latest version of your browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).
  • You will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open documents within the online application form.

Please check out the 'how to' guide and troubleshooting manual (PDF, 2.4MB) for more information.

How to use the Enquire system

Important Information for applicants

Sport and Recreation are upgrading the Grant Registration Portal (GRP) to enhance our grants management system (Enquire), making it faster and easier to use, ensuring ongoing security of all information and speeding up payments.

  • If you have an ‘Enquire’ account for your organisation but have forgotten the login details (username and password), select the ‘Forgot your password?’ link under the log in area of Enquire.
  • Enter the email address associated with your account and select ‘Continue’.
  • An email will be sent to your email address with your user ID and temporary password. You will be prompted to change this password the next time you log in.
  • If you have an ‘Enquire’ account for your organisation and would like to register a new person (e.g. new employee or committee member) to access the organisation’s account, please email
  • If you have an ‘Enquire’ account for your organisation and know the login details (username and password) please apply online.
  • If this is the first time your organisation has registered for ‘Enquire’, you will need to create an applicant portal account.
  • complete the required information, including:
    • your details and the organisation’s details
    • agree to the terms and conditions
  • activate the account by clicking on the link sent to the registered email. If you do not receive the activation link refer to 'how to’ guide and troubleshooting manual (PDF, 2.4MB) or email

Step 3: Complete the online application

  1. Read the program guidelines (PDF, 326KB) and 'How to' guide on using Enquire (PDF, 2.4MB).
  2. Enter the required organisation information into Enquire.
  3. Complete the application, including downloading and completing the excel table.
  4. If at any point you don’t have the required documentation to support the application click ‘Save’ at any time and return to the application later by logging back into your account.

Step 4: Submit the application

  1. Only submit the application once it is fully complete. Applications at a status of ‘submitted’ cannot be retrieved or edited by the applicant.
  2. All applications must be received within the timeframes outlined in section 3 of the program guidelines.

Checking your submitted application

You are able to check the status of your application by logging into the Enquire system. You need to log in to your applicant portal account (current user) and go to the ‘My Applications’ section.

Declaration and acquittal

When the organisation has spent all funds relating to the grant, you will need to fill out a declaration and acquittal form (PDF, 295KB).

Prior to completing the declaration and acquittal form, make sure you have the following information:

  • organisation’s legal name
  • contact person details for the project, including name, job title (if applicable), telephone number and email address
  • the application reference number
  • project costs.

Download and complete the declaration and acquittal form (PDF, 295KB).

  • Have two duly authorised members of the organisation’s committee sign the declaration.
  • Scan and save a copy for your files.
  • Once completed, please return the form to your sport and recreation regional office.