The federal, state and local governments and corporate organisations provide a range of opportunities for football clubs to access funding for infrastructure and community improvement projects.
If you have any questions regarding a project or a particular grants program, please contact David O’Leary, FQ Infrastructure and Government Relations, on 0437 881 962 or Infrastructure@footballqueensland.com.au.
Below is a list of opportunities your club may be eligible to receive funding for.
Australian Federal Government grants
The community sport infrastructure program supports small to medium scale projects up to $500,000 to improve local community sport infrastructure which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs.
Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers providing small amounts of funding that organisations and community groups can use to support volunteer programs.
The stronger communities program provides each of the 150 federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities. Community organisations must be invited by their Federal Member of Parliament to apply for the grant.
Queensland Government grants
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) provides not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland with the opportunity to apply for grants from $500 to $35,000. The fund allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.
Get Playing Places and Spaces provides funding, up to $150,000, for infrastructure development so that more Queenslanders can be involved in sport and active recreation.
Brisbane City Council grants
The Building Stronger Communities grant provides funding for community organisations to deliver projects that develop or improve their facilities, or improve their governance and long term organisational sustainability.
The Access and Inclusion Community Partnership program supports projects that improve the access to community facilities and the inclusion of members of the community in Brisbane. The program aims to improve the accessibility of community facilities, services or venues, remove barriers to access local community sport and recreation activities and remove barriers to inclusion in community services.
Other grants and opportunities
The Holden Home Ground Advantage focuses on providing grants and community assistance to grassroots sporting clubs in a variety of areas.