Six Local Clubs Score $2000 Kickstart Grants

23 June 2021

Six sport and recreation clubs in the Morayfield electorate will benefit from Round Two of Queensland’s COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart program.

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said the $2,000 grants would help these local clubs resume COVID-SAFE events.

“This investment strengthens the capability of clubs and volunteers so they can provide the best possible experience for their members,” said Mr Ryan.

“The funds can be used for equipment like bats, balls, racquets and helmets, or operational expenses such as electricity bills, ground maintenance, cleaning products and COVID signage.

“The $2000 might also be able to help with developing COVID-SAFE event plans, providing coaching, accreditation or financial management training.

“We know sport means so much to families in our area, with clubs being the heart and soul of the community.”

Mark Ryan said Round One of the program in 2020 saw $7.66 million distributed to 3830 organisations across Queensland.

“Active Clubs Kickstart played an important role in helping clubs return to play last year,” he said.

“We conducted a state-wide survey to find their greatest challenges and received 1213 responses identifying club funding, subsidies for members and volunteer resources as the biggest issues.

“We have listened to those concerns and placed an extra focus on any resources which will help clubs and volunteers do their jobs better and more efficiently.”

Applications opened on 12 April and closed on 5 May, with clubs receiving their grants before 30 June 2021 and projects to be completed within 12 months.

Local recipients include:

  • Bluejays Netball Club
  • Caboolture Athletics Club
  • Moreton Bay Basketball
  • Northern Districts Hack & Dressage
  • SPC Netball Club
  • Zone 26 East Moreton Pony Club