Sport and rec clubs kickstarted with $2,000 grants

22 June 2021

Five local sport and recreation clubs are among 900 across the state to share in $1.8 million under Round 2 of the COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart program.

Bundamba MP Lance McCallum said the program was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $51.3 million COVID-SAFE Restart Plan.

“Congratulations to our local clubs Break-Away Raiders, Dinmore Bushrats, Goodna Bowls, Nexgen Roller Sports and Ipswich and District Rifle Club – all recipients of $2,000 each,” Mr McCallum said.

“The funding can be used to purchase new resources and equipment or support operational expenses like power bills, ground maintenance and COVID signage.

“We know it’s been a tough time for our local clubs, and it’s great to see them returning to their respective fields of competition and activity.

“An increasing number of our Bundamba clubs are back and buzzing on the weekends – I’ve caught up with the Westminster Warriors, Western Pride, Western Spirit, Ipswich Knights and Dinmore Bushrats in recent weeks and the feedback continues to be really positive.”

Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the grants would support Queensland clubs on and off the field.

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

“We’ve listened to the feedback from clubs and focussed on the resources that help clubs and volunteers work efficiently.”