The City of Gold Coast recognises the crucial role that the not for profit sector plays in providing sustainable services for our community. In acknowledgement of the impacts of COVID-19 on our Gold Coast community, Council recently approved a Community and Business Support Package. Mayor Tom Tate recently announced that the City will provide:
Covid-19 Community Grant Package
As part of the 2020-21 Budget adopted this week, Council committed $1.5 million in funding through the following two (2) grant programs:
Community Organisation Hardship Grant Program
$500-$5000 is available to local community groups who deliver essential services to our most vulnerable residents impacted by Covid-19. Organisations may be experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19, or seeking to establish alternate service delivery models for business continuity. Grant opened on Monday 22 June and closes on Friday 31 July 2020
Recovery Grant Program
$500-$5000 will be available to local community and sporting groups whose operations have been affected by Covid-19. The purpose of this grant program is to ease the pressure being experienced and to assist groups to re-establish operations and activities. Grant opens on Wednesday 1 July and closes on Friday 31 July 2020
Waiver of 2020 Right of Use Fees
Waiver hire fees for sports facilities. As such we will be waiving your organisation’s 2020 Right of Use fees.
Waiver of 2020/21 Lease Fees
Rent relief for twelve months for organisations leasing a Council community facility or community centre. As such we will be waiving your organisation’s rent fees for the 2020-21 financial year.
We look forward to working with your organisation as we return to activity.
More information can be found at www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/communitysupport.
Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance is offering free training for the QLD Fitness, Sport and Recreation Industry, to help fast track the return to physical activity for both stage 2 (now) and stage 3 (July).
It is highly recommended that businesses, organisations and clubs take advantage of this training, to ensure they are ready to return to operation.
The free e-Learning course covers important information such as COVID Safety Officer training and the Queensland Government’s Return to Play guide.
Your organisation or club can become COVID-safe ready and ensure best practice community health and hygiene is in place as COVID restrictions ease.
This training is for volunteers, officials, administrators, staff and operators of community sports clubs, outdoor and active recreation organisations, fitness centres, personal trainers and others in the active industry. It is essential that all organisations and clubs comply with their approved Industry COVID Safe Plan.
This free training will help get you ready COVID-safe ready ahead of the return of your participants, volunteers, spectators, and staff.
The Return to Play: COVID Safety Officer e-Learning training covers:
• Queensland Government Return to Play Guide
• The role of a COVID Safety Officer
• Industry COVID Safe Plans
• The safe and effective use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• COVID-19 and how it is spread
• Infection risk in sport, recreation and fitness industries
• Infection prevention and control
If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com.
For details of upcoming webinars keep an eye out for our future webinar times on our website and social media channels.
To register CLICK HERE and complete the registration form.
Brisbane City Council wishes to provide links to services, grants and information to assist operations during the COVID-19 restrictions period. Please click on the links contained in this email to obtain further information.
Framework for COVID Safe Businesses
Generic COVIDSafe Checklist for businesses
Work and Health Safety Guidelines
Safe Work Australia Risk Register
- This site provides useful information about financial assistance available to not-for-profit organisations and community groups affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. It is updated daily or as they become aware of changes.
- Meaningful information exists about current Australian Tax Office, Jobkeeper, banks, superannuation and other relief measures on a national and state-based level for community organisations.
AUSTRALIAN CHARITIES & NOT-FOR-PROFIT COMMISSION
- Information about revised annual information statement submission requirements and ACNC compliance during COVID-19.
COMMUNITY ORGANISATION GRANT SUBSCRIPTION OPPORTUNITIES
- Australian Government Community Grants Hub features grant’s from Federal Government client agencies.
- Australian Government Grant Connect features a more sophisticated grant program portal. Beneficial for groups from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and programs focusing on socioeconomic projects.
- Australian Sports Foundation Giving for Grassroots features a subscription link to a grant funding program run federally.
- Sports Community – has a portal that can filter open grants for not-for-profits from government and commercial entities. Clubs will need to review each offering for eligibility.
QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT SPORT & RECREATION GRANTS
The Queensland government has an evolving range of grant programs for community organisations.
COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart – provides funding of $2,000 to sport or active recreation organisations so they can restart and continue delivery of physical activity opportunities to the Queensland community post-COVID-19. Council strongly recommends organisations consider applying for this scheme prior to its closure today 17 June 2020.
FairPlay Vouchers – Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150.00 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. Round 3 will open July 2020.
Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund – Grants for minor capital works and support for clubs to purchase revenue-generating equipment to support Return to Play. Applications open in Stage 3.
Gambling Community Benefit Fund –Funding amounts range from $500 to $35,000. Currently closed, view link for funding round dates.
COMMERCIAL SECTOR GRANTS
SUNSUPER – Dreams for a better world
Sports grants to assist people of all ages and abilities to become more active. The Active Community Grant recipients may be able to share in $150,000 worth of funding. Funding applications close 26 June 2020.
Initially set up to support community groups impacted by natural disasters, the RACQ Foundation is now extending funding to support those impacted by COVID-19. Organisations can apply for funding through a COVID-19 application. Round 2 closes 17 July 2020
Community Support Grant Program – Up to $5,000 may be provided for eligible campaigns.
The BQ Pathway Programs are in its final stages of preparation for 2020 Winter Phase. Baseball Queensland adopts Australian Institute of Sport’s (AIS) FTEM framework fostering a Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) approach. Duplicating AIS’s ‘FTEM’ model, Baseball QLD’s has intentions to provide programs suitable for a wide range of players with varying abilities. Below is Baseball QLD’s Pathway Framework
Baseball Queensland’s Athlete Development Program (ADP) this year will be delivered across multiple Region’s. Registration for our Athlete Development Programs are open. Below is information relating to each Program and Location.
- 1 x session per week
- 11th / 12th July – 30th August (8 weeks)
- Little League
- Junior League
- U16/ U18
Locations and Schedule
- Gold Coast
- Venue: Surfers Paradise BC
- Day: Sunday’s
- Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm (all age groups delivered at the same time at the same venue)
- South Side
- Venue: Wests BC & Indians Runcorn BC (alternating between Brisbane South and Brisbane West venues)
- Day: Saturday’s
- Little League: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
- Junior League: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
- U16/ U18: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
- North Side
- Venue: Redcliffe Padres BC and Pine Hills Lightning BC (alternating between Brisbane North and Brisbane Metro venues)
- Day: Saturday’s
- Little League: 12pm – 2:30pm
- Junior League: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
- U16/ U18: 10am – 12:30pm
Schedule of Benefits
- Entry Level into BQ Performance Pathway
- Accredited State and Region Level Coaches
- 1:10 (Coach : Athlete) ratio
- Throwing Development Program (including arm care)
- 7 Week structured Program
- Athlete Assessment (1 session)
- On Field Baseball Assessment (Standardised BQ Testing Protocols)
- Strength and Speed Development Program
- Baseball Queensland Athlete Monitoring System Profile
- Athlete Wellbeing
- Program Shirt
- Development of Tools and application in simulated games
Baseball Queensland is excited to announce a newly formed Female Pathway Programs for Winter 2020. This year we have planned to deliver two female programs:
- Girls Development Program (Under 15)
- Female State Development Squad (15 and Above)
Both Programs align with our State Team Programs and will assist in preparation for the Summer Season and early preparation and observation period for 2021 Australian National Championships. Program overview:
- 9th August to 13th September (6 weeks)
- Girls Development Program (1 x session per week)
- Saturday’s, All Stars Baseball Club
- Female State Development Squad (2 x sessions per week)
- Monday night, All Stars Baseball Club
- Saturday’s, All Stars Baseball Club
- Girls Development Program
- Female State Development Program
Additional information and registrations will be available next week.