To run a successful sports club requires a dedicated team of volunteers. Below is a range of resources and links aimed at supporting volunteers. Our Sport Strategy and Development team are always available to talk to with any challenges, projects and questions our clubs need.
Activate Queensland: Be inspired by the vision to ‘Activate Queensland’ and see the priorities for sport and active recreation. Activate Queensland: 2019 – 2029: is the Queensland Government 10-year strategy with a long-term vision to enrich the Queensland way of life through physical activity.
Qld Government Support and development for clubs: A broad array of resources to help your club begin, grow and develop. Learn more about your legal obligations as a club or committee member, governance, funding, volunteering, drugs in support, child protection and Food for Sport guidelines.
Game Plan: a free online platform from the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). Game Plan will help your club assess your capability and performance, identify areas for improvement, provide access to relevant resources and inform the direction and priority of activities and investment to build capability.
Office of Fair Trading: Most clubs are set up as incorporated associations, which have particular rules and financial reporting responsibilities. As an Executive Committee, you must be aware of these regulations and your obligations.
Volunteers and Coaches: Resources, tools and templates to help with your club volunteer management strategy. Understand your obligations, Blue Card information, Behaviour Management, recruitment and retention, recognizing your volunteers and more.
Community Coaching Course: The Australian Sports Commission has created a modern approach to community coaching. Includes links to the Essential Skills Course - a free, online course that helps coaches create fun, safe and inclusive environments for participants.
Volunteering in Sport: Key information about the challenges faced by, and opportunities available for volunteers and organisations in the sports sector. Featuring the latest news in volunteering and inspiring volunteer stories you can share with your volunteers.
Qld Government Funding and Grants: A comprehensive overview of funding available within the sport sector for clubs, organisations and athletes, with links to each funding source.
FairPlay Vouchers: Become a registered activity provider so parents/carers/guardians can redeem vouchers up to $150 for their child. Clubs must be registered to accept these vouchers. Vouchers must be used towards sport and active recreation membership or participation fees.
Emerging Athlete Pathways: Supports eligible young athletes, coaches and officials aged 10 – 18 years to progress on a development pathway by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending state, national and international events.
Noosa Council Community Grants: The Community Grant is open twice per year to not-for-profit incorporated organisations who can establish their need for a funding contribution to projects which would benefit the Noosa community or environment.
Australian Sports Foundation: A fundraising platform for sports clubs and athletes, Australian Sports Foundation is a charity that means any donation of $2 or more is tax-deductible. It’s free to join and you can start your own online fundraiser.
Play by the Rules: A collaboration between key organisations including Sport Integrity Australia and Sport Australia, Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to help keep Australian sport inclusive, safe and fair.
Sport for All: Sport4All is a collaboration between the Australian Government, Sports Australia and Get Skilled Access. Ascertain how inclusive your club is, learn how you can become more inclusive and put that into action in your club.
Good Sports: Free for community sports clubs in Australia, Good Sports shows your community that your club is a welcoming place. They share free programs and resources that focus on alcohol management, smoking regulations, mental health, illegal drugs and safe transport.
Facility Maintenance and Improvements
We are committed to developing our sport and active recreation facilities. All sport and active recreation clubs that have a lease, permit or other form of tenure with Council must speak with the Sports Liaison Officer prior to applying for grants or starting works on the premises. It is recommended facility improvements form part of a club strategic plan and are planned well in advance.
You should allow at least four weeks for us to review your application seeking landowner’s consent. Please take this into consideration when applying for funding for a project. It is the club’s responsibility to ensure that all approvals including building approvals, plumbing approvals are sought.