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Sport and Recreation Recovery Grant

The Sport and Recreation Recovery Grant is a joint Australian Government and Queensland Government funding initiative supporting not-for-profit sport and active recreation organisations with funding to clean up and repair or replace equipment or facilities damaged as a direct result of the South East Queensland rainfall and flooding (22 February – 7 March 2022).

Funding of up to $20,000 is available for eligible sport and active recreation organisations located in areas that are declared under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for the South East Queensland rainfall and flooding event.

Key dates

  • Applications open – 1 April 2022
  • Applications close – 30 November 2022 (5pm AEST)
  • Project start – Expenses from 22 February 2022
  • Projects completed – 30 November 2023
  • Acquittal – 29 March 2024

Funding locations

To be eligible for funding facilities must be located in a Local Government Area (LGA) activated on the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management for the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding (22 February – 7 March 2022) event.

What you can receive funding for

The Sport and Recreation Recovery Grant provides up to $20,000 in support of eligible costs that are directly related to:

  • the repair or replacement of sport and active recreation items and infrastructure that directly relates to the re-establishment of activities; and/or
  • mitigating the effect of future damage to the sport and active recreation infrastructure due to a similar disaster event.

Applications requesting mitigation support must establish a clear rationale for improving the damaged infrastructure.

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

Who can apply

To be eligible, organisations must:

  • be an incorporated not-for-profit sport or active recreation organisations or not-for-profit community organisations (with a primary objective of sport or active recreation) incorporated under one of the following:
    • Associations Incorporatrion Act 1981 (Qld)
    • Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth)
    • Cooperatives National Law Act 2020 (Qld)
    • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth); or
  • sport or active recreation clubs incorporated within a Queensland university.

Additionally, organisations must meet all of the following criteria:

  • facilities are located within a local government area activated for disaster funding under the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding (22 February – 7 March 2022) event
  • works comply with the insurance requirements as outlined in section 3.3 of the program guidelines (PDF, 551 KB)
  • demonstrate tenure over the infrastructure and have the legal right to conduct works on the site to request repair, restoration or mitigation support to infrastructure damaged by the declared natural event
  • demonstrate the request is not eligible to be covered under other funding sources.

Eligible organisations, including multisport and regional organisations, can submit only one (1) application under this Recovery Grant Program (for example, if an organisation has multiple facilities). Organisations that require further assistance should contact sr.disaster@dtis.qld.gov.au to provide information regarding the extent of damage.

Read the program guidelines (PDF, 551 KB) to review eligibility aspects and supporting documentation required for a Sport and Recreation Recovery Grant application.

All funding is subject to the terms and conditions.

How to apply

Applications should be made through the online grants system. All funding is subject to the program terms and conditions.

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, 551 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 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 SR_Info@dtis.qld.gov.au.
  • 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 SR_Info@dtis.qld.gov.au.

Step 3: Complete the online application

  1. Read the program guidelines (PDF, 551 KB) .
  2. Enter the required organisation information into Enquire.
  3. Complete the application, including:
    1. Download and complete the excel table
    2. Attach photographic evidence or proof of payment,
    3. Download and complete the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form
    4. Attach 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 2.1 of the program guidelines (PDF, 551 KB) .

Check 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.

If your application is successful

Organisations will receive written notification of the outcome of their application.

Applicants accept the Sport and Recreation Recovery Grant terms and conditions when submitting their online application form.

Funding will be processed as 1 payment.

If your organisation receives funding, you will need to appropriately acknowledge this joint funding in any promotion of the project. Read the Media and Public Acknowledgement Requirements.

Declaration and acquittal

Approved organisations will need to acquit the funding spent by 29 March 2024 in the format or method determined by Sport and Recreation.

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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