Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP)

When activated, the Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including floods, fire, cyclones and severe storms.

Funding of up to $5,000 (Level 1) and $20,000 (Level 2) may be available for eligible sport and active recreation organisations located in areas declared under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Funding locations

Communities within the following areas affected by heavy rainfall and flooding are able to access Level 1 funding:

  • Balonne Shire Council
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Barcaldine Regional Council
  • Barcoo Shire Council
  • Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Bundaberg Regional Council (Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 7 to 10 January 2022)
  • Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council (Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 7 to 10 January 2022)
  • Diamantina Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council (Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 7 to 10 January 2022)
  • Goondiwindi Regional Council
  • Gympie Regional Council (Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 7 to 10 January 2022)
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Longreach Regional Council
  • Maranoa Regional Council
  • Murweh Shire Council
  • North Burnett Regional Council (Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 7 to 10 January 2022)
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • South Burnett Regional Council (Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 7 to 10 January 2022)
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Western Downs Regional Council.

Funding levels

Level 1 funding ( currently activated)

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 “Reconstruction 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 3 months from the latest activation date.

Level 1 provides up to $5,000 in funding 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 for repairs and replacements when this amount is lower than the premium excess set by the insurance provider
  • excess coverage for insurance claims.

Read the program guidelines (PDF, 269 KB) to review eligibility aspects and supporting documentation required for a Level 1 application.

Level 2 funding (not currently activated)

Level 2 funding provides up to $20,000 for repair, restoration and mitigation support. Where Level 2 is announced as being available, applications can be submitted for up to 6 months from the date of the announcement.

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

  • Mitigating the effect of future damage to the sport and recreation infrastructure due to a similar disaster event.
  • Repairing and restoring 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.

Read the program guidelines (PDF, 269 KB) to determine eligibility for applying under Level 2.

Any updates regarding Level 2 funding will be announced here.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, organisations must:

  • be located in an DRFA Category A to 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 active recreation
  • comply with insurance requirements outlined in the Guidelines.

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 online grants system to reduce processing times.

Online applications

  1. Check if your organisation is eligible.
  2. Log in or create an Enquire applicant portal account.
  3. Complete the online application.
  4. Submit the application.

Step 1: Check if your organisation is eligible

Read the program guidelines (PDF, 269 KB) 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

Log in or create an Enquire applicant portal account.

System requirements
  • You may not be able to complete an application from a tablet or smartphone that uses a mobile operating system like iOS or Android. The Enquire grants system requires a desktop operating system such as Windows or Mac OS.
  • An up-to-date web browser is recommended e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.
  • An up-to-date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended.
How to use the Enquire system

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
    • agreeing 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, email

Step 3: Complete the online application

  1. Read the program guidelines (PDF, 269 KB) .
  2. Enter the required organisation information into Enquire.
  3. Complete the application, including:
    1. Downloading and completing the excel table,
    2. Attaching photographic evidence or proof of payment,
    3. Downloading and completing the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form, and
    4. Attaching an official bank statement (no more than 3 months old at the time of application) that clearly shows the organisation’s name, account number, BSB and bank name.
  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 (PDF, 269 KB) .

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

All funding is subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined in the application form. Sport and Recreation reserves the right to audit your grant expenditure in accordance with your application, so please keep a copy of all invoices and payments.

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