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.
The program will include 3 rounds of funding.
|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.
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 .
**Refer to Appendix C in the program guidelines .
- read the Minor Infrastructure Program guidelines and review the project resources
- download, and complete, the application planning tool
- 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
- To apply for funding under this program, your organisation must be registered in the Sport and Recreation Grant Registration Portal (GRP).
- 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 .
The templates are not compulsory however highly recommended to assist organisations in meeting application requirements.
- Council approvals form (DA BA only)
- Council information form
- Landowner consent and support form
- Affiliated sporting body - Statement of support form
- Key stakeholder statement of support form
- Best practice design principles fact sheet
- Development and building approvals fact sheet
- Application help guide
- GST fact sheet
- Project manager fact sheet
- Quantity surveyor (QS) fact sheet
- Quote considerations fact sheet
- Scope of works fact sheet
- Site plan and sketch design
- Sport lighting fact sheet
- Sports lighting best practice guide
- Sport and Recreation facility costs
- Call 13QGOV (13 74 68)
- Speak with your local sport and recreation office.