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23rd June 2021

Returning to play becomes a little easier for more local, sport and recreation clubs which will in Nicklin share $1.8 million as part of Round 2 of the COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart program.

Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton MP said clubs were benefiting from the $2,000 Active Club Kickstart grants to help them resume and support play and activity.

“This investment strengthens the capability of clubs and volunteers so they can provide the best possible experience for their members,” said Mr Skelton.

“The funds can be used for equipment like bats, balls, racquets and helmets or operational expenses such as electricity bills, ground maintenance, cleaning products and COVID signage.

“We know sport means a lot to families in Nicklin, with our clubs being the heart and soul of our community. “We’ve made sure as many clubs as possible across the state can benefit, funding those who missed out last year, then splitting the rest evenly between clubs from South East Queensland and those from regional Queensland.

“The $2000 might also be able to help with developing COVID-SAFE event plans, providing coaching, accreditation or financial management training.”

Applications opened on 12 April and closed on 5 May, with clubs receiving their grants before 30 June 2021 and projects to be completed within 12 months.

Clubs supported locally include:

Cooroora United Football Club Inc.

Cooroy Horse & Pony Club Incorporated

Gheerulla Hall & Recreation Association Inc.

Nambour Amateur Swimming Club Inc

Nambour Cricket Club Incorporated

Nambour Rugby League Club Inc.

Nambour Rugby Union Football Club Inc

Noosa Beach Classic Car Club Inc.

Palmwoods Western Districts Junior Rugby League Football Club Inc.

Range Community Gym & Fitness Centre (Mapleton) Association Inc.

Sunshine Coast Gymnastics Academy Inc.

Takemusu Aikido Masakatsu Kai (Australia) Inc.

Woombye Snakes Football Club Inc.

Rob Skelton MP said Round 1 of the program in 2020 saw $7.66 million distributed to 3830 organisations which received $2000 each to help them get through the pandemic.

“Active Clubs Kickstart played an important role in helping clubs return to play last year,” he said.

“We conducted a state-wide survey to find their greatest challenges and received 1213 responses identifying club funding, subsidies for members and volunteer resources as the biggest issues.

“We have listened to those concerns and placed an extra focus on any resources which will help clubs and volunteers do their jobs better and more efficiently.”

The Active Clubs Kickstart program is part of the Queensland Government’s $51.3 million COVID-SAFE Restart Plan which has supported the sport an active recreation industry through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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