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Supporting the Fitness, Sport and Recreation Industry in Queensland

Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants of up to $50K: Small Businesses and Not For Profits

Grants of $50,000 are also open for eligible not-for-profit organisations and small businesses through the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) – note that some sport and recreation clubs may qualify for QRIDA funding.

Small businesses in the eligible defined areas listed below who were directly impacted by the recent South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February – 7 March 2022 may now apply for Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants of up to $50,000.

Applications close 5 September 2022.

The maximum total grant amount is $50,000 and is available through two separate applications, where eligibility criteria applies:

An initial amount of up to $15,000 is available to support an initial claim with evidence of the direct damage including:
photographs
quotes/estimates
tax invoices
official receipts.

A subsequent amount of up to $35,000 is available to support subsequent applications for which full evidence of payment is required.

Eligible clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures include:

Equipment and materials to undertake clean-up
Additional labour costs (above and beyond normal wage expenditure i.e. day-to-day staffing)
Disposing of damaged goods and stock, including associated costs
Repairs to buildings (other than housing)
Purchase or hire/ lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business
Payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
Essential repairs to premises and internal fittings that is not covered by insurance
Replacement of lost or damaged stock if the replacement is essential for immediately resuming operations
Leasing temporary premises for the purpose of resuming operation.

An applicant is not eligible for assistance under the scheme:

for repairs to a building the applicant lets to a person for residential or commercial purposes, unless the applicant lets the property in the course of operating a business (superannuation funds and personal investment vehicles are not regarded as businesses); or
if the small business is entitled to receive an amount under a policy of insurance for the relevant costs claimed; or
for loss of income as a result of the eligible disaster.

Defined disaster areas: to be eligible for assistance your business must be located in one of the following areas:

Brisbane City Council
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Gladstone Regional Council
Gold Coast City Council
Goondiwindi Regional Council
Gympie Regional Council
Ipswich City Council
Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Logan City Council
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Noosa Shire Council
North Burnett Regional Council
Redland City Council
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Somerset Regional Council
South Burnett Regional Council
Southern Downs Regional Council
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Toowoomba Regional Council

APPLY THROUGH THE QRIDA LINK – https://applyonline.qrida.qld.gov.au/auth/login

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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