Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP) – QLD

Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP) – QLD

Grants - Open grants

Closing Date – VARIOUS
The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP) supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including flooding and associated damage.

Funding of up to $5000 (Level 1) and $20,000 (Level 2) may be available for eligible sport and recreation organisations located in areas declared under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Current activations

Level 1 Funding

To be eligible for funding under Level 1, an organisation must be located in a Local Government Area (LGA) listed as activated for either “Personal Hardship Assistance” or “Restoration of Essential Public Assets” on the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management website.

Where the organisation’s LGA is listed, Level 1 funding will be available for application up to two (2) months from the latest activation date.

Level 1 funding provides up to $5000 to assist in immediate clean-up efforts. This may include:

  • replacement of damaged equipment that directly relates to the re-establishment of activities (including office and canteen equipment)
  • payment of services and hire costs, and purchase of equipment and tools that assist in short term clean-up of facilities
  • reimbursement for the purchase of the above made from the date of the relevant disaster
  • funds to repair or replace when this is lower than the premium excess set by the insurance provider may be eligible
  • excess coverage for insurance claims.

Level 2 funding

Level 2 funding provides up to $20,000 for repair, restoration and mitigation support. Where Level 2 is announced as being available by the department, applications can be submitted for up to three months from the date of the department’s announcement. Refer to the program guidelines to determine eligibility for applying under Level 2.

Level 2 funding is open for applications in the LGAs listed below for up to three (3) months. Closing dates are provided.

Organisations affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in the following areas must apply by 14/07/2017:

  • Whitsunday Regional Council

Organisations affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in the following areas must apply by 18/08/2017:

  • Isaac Regional Council*
  • Logan City Council*
  • Mackay Regional Council*
  • Rockhampton Regional Council*

*Only specific areas within these LGAs are eligible. Please contact your Sport and Recreation regional office to confirm whether your organisation can apply.

Funding may be available for the following items/works that assist in recovery:

  • mitigate the effect of future damage to the sport and recreation infrastructure due to a similar disaster event:
  • repair/restore damage to sport and recreation infrastructure that directly relates to the re-establishment of facilities.
  • replace damaged items that are not covered by Level 1 assistance to restore operations to support the delivery of sport and recreation activities.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, the organisation must:

  • be located in an NDRRA Category A-C declared disaster affected area (depending on level of funding requested)
  • be an incorporated local or regional not-for-profit organisation with a primary objective relating to sport and recreation.

It is recommended that you contact your local Sport and Recreation Services office prior to applying to discuss any enquiries.

How to apply

Where possible, applications should be made through the department’s online grants system to reduce processing times.

If an organisation is unable to submit an application online, a hardcopy application can be completed. Please select the appropriate application form from the More information section below. Applications are to be submitted electronically, in person or by post to the nearest departmental office within the timeframes stated in section 1.2 of the program guidelines.

Applying online:

  • Step 1: Check if your organisation is eligible
  • Step 2: Log in or create an Enquire applicant portal account
  • Step 3: Complete the online application
  • Step 4: Submit the application

For more information, click here.

Contact Details

Social media

  • Ask a question about a service on Twitter (@askqgov) or Facebook (AskQGOV).


  • Within Australia: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
  • International callers: +617 3405 0985 (+10 hours UTC)

In person

  • Visit one of our counters


  • Look up the postal address of the department you wish to deal with.