Community sport scores $25 million funding boost to reopen

After months of no community sport, games are back.

The sport and recreation sector has scored a $25-million funding boost as part of the covid economic recovery strategy, to support the return of community sport as restrictions ease.

The State Government’s Sport and Recreation Recovery and Community Rebuild Package will provide financial support, assistance and participation opportunities.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the package would help the sector bounce back after disruption to competitions and activities.

Treasurer Matt Kean said it was critical sporting organisations who have faced tough financial times get the help they need to not just keep going but flourish into the future.

“I am determined to ensure that all sectors of our economy, including grassroots sporting organisations, bounce back better after the pandemic,” Mr Kean said.

The Sport and Recreation Recovery and Community Rebuild Package includes:

  •  Up to $12.5 million for grants of up to $1,000 to eligible clubs and associations
  •  Up to $7.8 million to support sporting organisations and peak bodies
  • $3.1 million to support participation initiatives focused on areas most affected by restrictions
  • Up to $1 million for grants to support marketing and promotional activities for outdoor and active recreation providers; and
  • $600,000 to support regional talent pathways in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

 

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