The Flood Support Hub connects clubs impacted by Queensland’s major flood event with support from the wider football community.
Clubs are encouraged to use the Flood Support Hub to seek support from the community as they commence their clean-up and recovery efforts.
Put the call out for support from volunteers via FQ’s Community Noticeboard, create a GoFundMe page using the tips below or register as a volunteer to stay up-to-date with clubs requiring assistance.
Football Queensland will continue to monitor any relevant funding that becomes available and will update this page once further information is released.
Seek support from volunteers to help in your club’s clean-up by submitting a post via FQ’s Community Noticeboard.
Now is the time to pull together to support clubs with the assistance they require. Register as a volunteer to lend a hand to a club in need.
HOW TO SET UP A GOFUNDME
Clubs requiring support in fundraising efforts can view tips on setting up a GoFundMe page here.
GOFUNDME TEMPLATE GRAPHIC
Clubs can download a template graphic here to promote their GoFundMe fundraising efforts across their social media channels.
Clubs should visit the Queensland Government Sport and Recreation website for updated information on support and funding.
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).
For those requiring further funding, the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) Recovery grant can provide $50,000 grants for small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Those who qualify can use the funding to clean up, repair or replace damaged infrastructure or equipment, or cover other costs associated with the recovery process. Find out more here.
A further jointly funded Commonwealth-State grant of up to $20,000 is being developed, with more information on this funding package coming soon.
Sport Australia Regional Sports Event Fund
Sport Australia’s Regional Sport Events Fund will invest $1.9 million to support Local Government Councils in regional and remote Australia to host sporting events, and will assist rural and regional communities affected by the recent flooding.
The funding will be available to over 400 eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Very Remote, Remote, Outer Regional and Inner Regional areas to partner with their local clubs/associations and sporting event organisers to host a wide range of sporting events in their communities.
CommBank Flood Relief
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to not-for-profit and community organisations directly impacted by the floods or directly supporting relief, recovery and resilience efforts through the CommBank Flood Grants program.
- Equipment – funding for personal protective equipment (PPE), and/or replacement of sporting equipment
- Capital works – to repair or improve infrastructure including fences, posts, building works
- Technology services – to restore or improve digital services, digital products (such as headphones, software) and connectivity
Follow these key field lighting tips from FQ’s Lighting and Solar Partner T2 Electrical if your club has been impacted by flooding.