Minor Infrastructure Program

The Minor Infrastructure Program is now open for funding for infrastructure projects that enhance community participation opportunities through the provision of spaces that are:

  • safe - reduced exposure to health and safety risk
  • quality- meeting standard required for community level participation
  • efficient - more efficient use of the places and spaces (can be used by more people, cater for more activities, be used for longer hours)
  • inclusive and accessible - enhancing usability of places and spaces and ensuring no one is excluded from participation.

Projects must deliver new, upgraded or replacement infrastructure, and align with the program objective.

Round 1 of the Minor Infrastructure Program is now open for applications. The program will provide $14.67 million in targeted funding and is an exciting infrastructure initiative to come out of Accelerate 2022-2025.

Key dates

The program will include 3 rounds of funding.

Round 1

ActivityDate
Applications open 31 January 2023
Applications close 2 March 2023 (5pm AEST)
Successful project/applicants announced May 2023
Projects completed December 2024
Project acquitted and reports submitted 28 February 2025

Round 2 will open in January 2024 and round 3 will open in January 2025.

Who can apply

Organisations eligible for funding are:

  • not-for-profit local, regional or multi activity sport or active recreation organisations (with a main objective of sport or active recreation) that:
    • deliver or coordinate an eligible activity/ies
    • are registered with an Australian Business Number (ABN); and
    • are incorporated under the:
      • Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Queensland)
      • Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth)
      • Co-operatives National Law Act 2020
      • Corporations (Aboriginal & Torres Strait) Act 2006 (Commonwealth); or
  • Queensland local governments; or
  • incorporated sport or active recreation State Level Organisations with infrastructure for local community use where there is not a professional team in residence; or
  • a National Sport Organisation operating in Queensland under a governance model recognised by the Australian Sports Commission, managing infrastructure for local community use where there is not a professional team in residence; or
  • state wide multi-location sport and active recreation organisations, whose branches/sites are not separately incorporated.

Funding

Projects must not exceed an estimated total project cost of $1 million (GST exclusive).

Projects will only be funded to facilitate community level activity deemed appropriate for active recreation, training and/or local competition.

Project Department contribution (GST exclusive) Minimum applicant financial contribution Minimum total project cost (including applicant contribution)
Projects located within urban and regional locations $50,000 - $250,000 20% of eligible project costs $62,500
Projects located within remote and very remote LGAs* $50,000 - $370,000 10% of eligible project costs $55,555
Projects located within discrete communities** $50,000 - $415,000 Nil $50,000

*Refer to Appendix D in the program guidelines (PDF, 802 KB) .

**Refer to Appendix C in the program guidelines (PDF, 802 KB) .

Next steps

Applicants should:

  • read the Minor Infrastructure Program guidelines (PDF, 802 KB) and review the project resources
  • download, and complete, the application planning tool (XLSX, 127 KB)
  • ensure there are no outstanding compliance issues (with the department or Office of Fair Trading)
  • Consider what their immediate needs are
  • identify which projects may be eligible for funding under the program
  • develop a clear scope of works and source a cost estimate
  • obtain application documentation
  • discuss your project with your local government authority to determine the planning and approval requirements
  • confirm capacity to meet the co-contribution requirements
  • use the templates and facts sheets (where applicable) to assist with your application.

How to apply

  1. To apply for funding under this program, your organisation must be registered in the Sport and Recreation Grant Registration Portal (GRP).
  2. Applications must be submitted using the online application form by 5PM (AEST) on Thursday 2 March 2023. The online applicant portal is not compatible with mobile devices.

If further assistance is required to complete the online application, email SRSGRPortal@npsr.qld.gov.au or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

If your organisation and project are eligible and you have all the required documentation as per the guidelines (PDF, 802 KB) .

Apply now

Resources

Templates

The templates are not compulsory however highly recommended to assist organisations in meeting application requirements.

Fact sheets

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