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Queensland Footy Facilities Fund

Funding applications for Round 1 are now closed.

The Queensland Footy Facilities Fund (the Program) is a joint initiative of the National Rugby League (NRL), Queensland Rugby League (QRL) and the Queensland Government, via the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (the department). The Program will provide over $1,275,000 over two funding rounds to improve the quality, access and condition of community rugby league facilities across Queensland.

This special initiative is specific to the sport of rugby league and available for projects seeking funding between $100,001 and $300,000.

Important dates

  • Successful projects commence from 1 November 2017

Round 2

  • Round 2 opens for applications later in 2018

Who can apply?

Organisations eligible for funding are:

  • Queensland not-for-profit community organisations affiliated with QRL that have sport or recreation as primary purpose
  • local governments constituted under the Local Government Act 2009, the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (Qld) and the Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty Ltd Agreement Act 1957 (Qld) provided they demonstrate they have the support of the local, QRL affiliated rugby league club, and can demonstrate rugby league will receive priority use of the facility.

Eligible projects

To be eligible for funding, the project must be:

  • new infrastructure or an upgrade or replacement (if at the end of useful life – see below) of existing infrastructure which supports participation in rugby league facility projects in Queensland relating to the Program Objectives
  • able to be delivered within the program period (1 July 2017 – 30 June 2019)
  • relate directly to a QRL affiliated rugby league club that has completed QRL’s Club Health Check.

Examples of the types of projects that may be funded include:

  • lighting (new installations, not replacing “like for like”)
  • field drainage, irrigation and/or resurfacing
  • dressing rooms (including female, disability and referee rooms)
  • amenities (including female and disability amenities)
  • seating
  • canteens
  • storage spaces
  • water harvesting and storage.

Eligible organisations can apply for one Queensland Footy Facilities Fund project per round.

For the project to be eligible, the following items must be confirmed:

  • demonstrated ownership of the land or current right to occupy/lease arrangements for a minimum of three years (if arrangements are for less than three years, right to occupy/lease renewal confirmation must indicate a minimum three year commitment to use the land for sport/recreation activities)
  • land owner’s permission to undertake the proposed project
  • proposed project concept design
  • proposed project site plan
  • quantity surveyors’ estimate or three quotes estimating project costs
  • meet the minimum standards and specifications outlined in the NRL Preferred Facility Guidelines (PDF, 1.48MB)
  • demonstrated funding contributions from the applicant must meet the minimum percentage contribution towards the total eligible project cost



Local governments or QRL affiliated clubs seeking further information or assistance contact your nearest Sport and Recreation Services office on 13 74 68 (13 QGOV).

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Last updated
16 November 2017
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