Our thoughts are with the Little Athletics families and Centres that have been impacted by the devastating floods that hit South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales over the weekend. The harrowing vision and stories of the floodwaters moving through people’s homes, businesses and sporting fields leaves an indelible imprint on all of us and unfortunately it’s something that we’ve had to deal with before in 2017 and 2011.
For Centres that were impacted by the floods please contact the LAQ office so we can be made aware of what damage has been sustained.
In terms of financial support, the State Government through the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport has released disaster recovery funding to assist local sporting organisations with the costs of replacing and repairing gear and facilities. A link to the basic funding program is provided here https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/disaster-recovery although more information will be added specific to the South East Queensland situation shortly.
Under the Little Athletics national insurance program, Centres are covered for flooding so please visit our brokers, Honan Insurance at https://athletics.honansport.com.au/ to lodge a claim.
We’ve also been humbled by the support of other Centres from around the State and Country with offers of equipment and money to help affected Centres with the recovery process. If your Centre would like to donate equipment or money please contact the LAQ office or alternatively a donation can be made depositing funds directly to:
Name: Qld Little Athletics Association Inc
BSB: 638 070
Please reference the payment with your Centre name and the words “Flood Recovery Donation”.
Brisbane City Council
For Centres in Brisbane City Council operating from a council-leased ground, funding of $5,000 is available for clean-up costs. For more information, contact Brisbane City Council’s Community Facilities Operations Team by phoning 3403 8888 or by emailing communityFacilities@brisbane.qld.gov.au .
CommBank Flood Relief
The Commonwealth Bank are also providing grants of up to $10,000 for flood affected community groups. For further information visit:
For a summary of flood recovery grants available please click here.