Funding boost for clubs after Cyclone Debbie
Queensland government funding available for clubs affected by Cyclone Debbie for up to $20,000 under the Sport and Rec Disaster Recovery Program. (Pictured left: Members of the Mudgeeraba Bowls Club removing items which were not able to be salvaged from the club’s kitchen.)
Clubs in the Whitsunday region are able to apply for two levels of Queensland Government funding to get back up and running, Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said affected clubs would be eligible for up to $20,000 under the Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program.
“Level 2 funding is available to repair and restore damaged infrastructure, replace damaged items not covered by Level 1 funding and mitigate the effect of future damage from disaster events,” Brenni said.
“We want to support clubs across Queensland as much as we can to help communities rebuild, especially in communities that have been hit the hardest.”
Mr de Brenni said support is also available for the 28 local government areas that have been declared under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
“I encourage all eligible clubs impacted, regardless of how minor the works are, to submit an application,” Brenni said.
Application forms are available from Sport and Recreation Services Offices or at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au or phone 1300 656 191 for assistance.