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Queensland Cricket has congratulated The Lord’s Taverners (Qld) for their donation of $20,000 towards flood recovery and relief for cricket clubs in southern Queensland.
The donation takes the amount of available funding from the Queensland Cricket Grassroots Fund to $120,000, following last week’s announcement that QC would bring forward $100,000 of funding to support flood-affected cricketing Clubs who have suffered damage to buildings, facilities, plant and equipment.
The Lord’s Taverners (Qld) is part of the well-known network of cricket lovers which raise funds to help the young and disadvantaged achieve their sporting goals. This support includes cricket for the blind and visually impaired, cricket for those with a disability, cricket for the deaf and Indigenous cricket.
Lord’s Taverners (Qld) Chair Peter Evans said the donation would enable cricket clubs to more quickly resume the valuable work they do in the community.
“Sport plays an important role in providing young people with a healthy outlet to enjoy being part of a community and anything we can do as an organization to assist with rebuilding the clubs that provide that opportunity is going to be beneficial.”
Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson said the support of the Lord’s Taverners (Qld) was greatly appreciated.
“We thank them for their generous donation and know it will make a tangible difference. Their $20,000 donation means more clubs can access up to $5000 of funding to begin the process of regenerating their facilities to allow them to resume playing cricket.”
“Having another Queensland based organization back sport the way they have is wonderful. Peter was a former first grade captain with Easts, a long-serving Director with QC and a Life Member and he knows how important support like this can be for the volunteers who pour so much into the game.”
More information on The Lord’s Taverners (Qld) can be found at https://lordstavernersqld.org.au/wp/
Queensland Cricket continues to audit losses and damage for affected clubs in southern Queensland as part of the process of assisting them in their recovery.
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.