COVID 19 – Three Day Lock Down

COVID 19 – Three Day Lock Down

The Queensland Government advise that a three day lock down will be in place from 5pm this evening (Monday 29/3).

BREAKING: Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown and restrictions will come into place across Queensland after cases of COVID-19 transmission were detected in the community.

From 5pm today, residents in the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Redlands can only leave home for one of these four reasons:

1. To buy essentials such as groceries or medications

2. Work or study if you can’t do either from home

3. Exercise in your local area

4. Healthcare or to provide help, care or support

Residents of these areas must also wear masks indoors except at home, including in ride shares, on public transport and in workplaces.

Cafés, pubs and restaurants will be open only for take-away service.

Schools in the locked down areas will remain open for children of essential workers.

For the rest of Queensland, masks should be worn while indoors outside of the home and private gatherings are restricted to 30 people.

To keep our most vulnerable Queenslanders safe, aged care, correctional centres, hospitals and disability service providers will close to visitors across the state.

The restrictions will be reviewed on Wednesday evening.

These measures are tough, but they are important to keep our community safe.


The remaining GBL finals will be impacted by this lockdown and the GBL committee are currently working through contingency plans. Further details will be released once the committee have finalised their revised plans.
All baseball facilities in the locked down areas are to be considered as closed for the duration of the lockdown.

For advice on where to wear a mask during the lockdown please see this link>>>

For the latest COVID related Queensland Government updates please visit this link>>>

Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund

Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund

The Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund provides not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding for minor upgrade, repair or maintenance works and equipment to assist in re-engaging Queenslanders in physical activity.

The program is part of the Queensland Government’s $51.3 million Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan.

Whether it’s marquees for a fundraising event, white goods for the canteen, or a fresh coat of paint for the clubhouse, the Queensland Government is supporting up to 3,000 clubs with funding to improve their facilities and purchase relevant equipment to encourage Queenslanders to return to play.

The Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund provides funding of up to $20,000 per organisation for minor upgrades, repairs and maintenance works and equipment to help re-engage Queenslanders in physical activity.

Projects may include the purchase of equipment to deliver new activities or events, assist in facility maintenance, or reduce operational costs.

Priorities for the program will be to share funding equally between Regional and South East Queensland, across activities and on those projects that will benefit as many clubs and participants as possible.

An email will be sent to all clubs who are registered with Sport and Recreation to receive updates but we would also appreciate you promoting the program throughout your networks. State or National sport and recreation bodies are not eligible to apply under this program.

To find out more about the Recovery Fund and to direct clubs where to apply, visit

Applications close 7 August 2020.

Active Restart Inf Rec Fund-factsheet

Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund guidelines

City Of Gold Coast COVID-19 grant opportunities

City Of Gold Coast COVID-19 grant opportunities

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

Free Training available to help fast track the return to physical activity for both stage 2 (now) and stage 3 (July).

Free Training available to help fast track the return to physical activity for both stage 2 (now) and stage 3 (July).

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
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.

BCC grants and information to assist operations during COVID-19

BCC grants and information to assist operations during COVID-19

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.



  1. Information about revised annual information statement submission requirements and ACNC compliance during COVID-19.



  1. Australian Government Community Grants Hub features grant’s from Federal Government client agencies.


  1. 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.


  1. Australian Sports Foundation Giving for Grassroots features a subscription link to a grant funding program run federally.


  1. 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.



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.


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.