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900 sporting clubs to get $2000 Kickstart grants

28 June 2021

Returning to play becomes a little easier for more than 900 Queensland sport and recreation clubs which will each receive $2000 as part the COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart program.

The $1.8 million second round of the program allows clubs to purchase equipment like bats, balls, racquets and helmets or cover operational expenses like electricity bills, ground maintenance, cleaning products and COVID signage.

The funds can also help clubs develop COVID-SAFE event plans, provide coaching accreditation or financial management training.

Gracemere Junior Rugby League Club President Matt Bethel said the funds will help make the club COVID compliant with signage and the ongoing cost of face protection masks and hand sanitiser.

“The support has the club back helping young people and families of the Gracemere area to come along and enjoy the sport of rugby league including all the introduction programs, weekly training and competitions,” he said

“It helps promote social inclusion within a healthy and happy environment.”

Every eligible club which missed out on Round 1 funding received funding this time round.