Supporting the Fitness, Sport and Recreation Industry in Queensland

Small Business Support

Check out the Queensland Government support services for SMALL BUSINESS (all in one convenient list below). Note: small business includes NFP sport and recreation clubs:

  1. Workforce Connect Fund – large, scalable projects delivered by industry peak bodies and community peak organisations to connect, develop and implement new and innovative strategies, services and/or mechanisms that support the attraction and retention of employees now and into the future – – WCF also funds HR Support for Small Businesses, $5,000 grant through Industry Workforce Advisor
  1. Industry Workforce Advisor – can help small businesses plan your workforce, find solutions to employment challenges, and connect with programs, incentives and funding opportunities –
  1. Free Small Business Courses
  1. Business Basics Grants Program – $5,000 provides support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice.  This support includes funded activities in 5 priorities:
  • Training and coaching
  • Website build or upgrades
  • Professional business advice
  • Strategic marketing services
  • Business continuity and succession.
  1. Business Boost Grants Program – $15,000 includes funded activities in 3 project areas: Future planning, Specialised and automated software, Staff management, development and planning
  1. Business Growth Fund – $50,000-$75,000 – targets high-growth businesses who can accelerate growth, drive Queensland’s economy and employ more Queenslanders
  1. Mentoring for Growth – small business mentoring program

Small Business Wellness Package – Access support for your mental health and wellbeing as you start or run your business

Assistance and Support for Organisations and Clubs

We aim to make it easier to run local fitness, sport and recreation organisations and clubs. Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance provides free one-on-one advice on how to apply for and win grants, free access to club management templates and tools, fact sheets, videos, legal information, advice on staffing and volunteer matters and subsidised Strategic and Business Planning audits and workshops.

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