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Queensland Cricket: Grassroots Fund Flood Packages Announced

Queensland Cricket: Grassroots Fund Flood Packages Announced
Queensland Cricket: Grassroots Fund Flood Packages Announced

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Queensland Cricket has announced that the QC Grassroots Fund will provide $100,000 in funding to help flood-affected Clubs rebuild and return to play.

The QC Grassroots fund was established to invest $400,000 in its grassroots over the next four years with community clubs and associations eligible to apply for funding. 

This week the Queensland Cricket Board endorsed bringing forward $100,000 of funding to support flood-affected cricketing Clubs who have suffered damage to buildings, facilities, plant and equipment.   Clubs will be able to apply for payments of up to $5,000.

Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson said the aim of bringing funding forward was to help Clubs rebuild and support Volunteers getting people playing cricket as soon as possible.

“We’ve been out in the community this week and seen the damage this weather event has caused.  

Clubs have been affected from Gympie through to Gold Coast and we know immediate funding support can go a long way to helping Clubs and Volunteers rebuild their cricketing communities and getting Queenslanders back playing cricket”

QC Grassroots Fund – Flood Support Funding

Submissions for flood support funding made to the Queensland Cricket Grassroots Cricket Fund must meet the following conditions:

  • Applications can be for up to $5,000 and must relate to recent the SEQ (Gold Coast to Maryborough) weather event and associated flooding
  • Cost incurred must be for repair or replacement of buildings, facilities, machinery, plant & equipment including cricket equipment
  • An acquittal document must be provided to the Local Cricket Manager confirming funds have been spent and results on completion
  • Must be a Club / Association and registered as an incorporated association under relevant State legislation;
  • Club / Association must be affiliated with Queensland Cricket. In the case of clubs this can be directly or through local cricket association
  • Club / Association must have a lease over affected facility

To apply, please visit: 

https://qldcricket.com.au/grassroots-cricket-fund

Additional Funding for Flood Affected Communities

The QC Grassroots Fund complements other existing funding sources which continue to evolve.

The Queensland State Government has funding available under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

This supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including floods.  

Funding of up to $5,000 (Level 1) and $20,000 (Level 2) may be available for eligible sport and active recreation organisations located in areas declared under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

Eligible organisations can also  apply for support under the Active Clubs program which opened last week.

Queensland Cricket Foundation

Tax Deductible Donations can also be made to support flood affected cricket clubs via the Queensland Cricket Foundation. 

The Foundation was established to fundraise and invest into cricket initiatives that create positive differences in Queensland communities. 

When making a donation please include a note within the comments section and funds will be directed to flood support efforts.

https://www.qldcricket.com.au/about/qld-cricket-foundation

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