Resilient Clubs Support Program

Helping Brisbane clubs become more energy and water efficient to reduce operational costs, future-proofing them for the benefit of the Brisbane community.

Future-proofing Brisbane’s clubs

About the program

The Resilient Clubs Support Program is an initiative of Brisbane City Council, delivered in partnership with its sustainability agency, Brisbane Sustainability Agency.

The program is funded by Council and is provided as a free service to invited community organisations (clubs) who lease facilities from Council.

Helping clubs spend less on maintenance and more on players

Clubs invited to the program are supported through identifying and implementing practical options to improve their water and energy management, which can help to reduce maintenance costs. Because clubs with sporting fields tend to be larger users of water, the program has a particular focus on supporting these clubs.

The program will also provide a range of support to help clubs on this journey, including education, awareness, directly financing certain activities in the short-term and helping clubs connect with future grant opportunities. 

The program is being rolled out across two years, with a target to service all clubs with active playing surfaces during that time.

Program Benefits

Improving water and energy use can reduce costs to the club over the long-term (such as bills, maintenance, and repairs), as well as improving the value that clubs get from their water and energy spend. In addition to possible savings, there are other benefits such as an improved playing surface or less downtime for maintenance.

Eligibility for Program services is determined by Council and will include some of the following for participating clubs:

For more information about the program, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Resources

Webinars

PhiSaver energy monitoring systems
Thursday 16 September 2021

This webinar will give you a better understanding of how to use a PhiSaver energy monitoring system. The webinar was hosted by Brett Beeson, founder of PhiSaver. Brett covers:

Grant writing tips
Thursday 19 August 2021

This webinar will give you a better understanding of how your club can become ‘grant ready’ and develop your skill set in writing a successful application.

The webinar was hosted by Kerri Eckart, CEO of Focused Marketing. You will learn how to:

Grant opportunities

Brisbane City Council grant pages:

For a full summary of Council grant programs please click here.

Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund: Allocates funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Funding Centre: Subscribe to a grant information service featuring information on grants, fundraising and attracting donations.

Contact your local and state members: Contact your local and state members regarding discretionary funding and upcoming grants.

Resources from our suppliers

The material and information below are provided by our suppliers for general information and guidance purposes only. The advice and information provided are the author’s own and does not necessarily reflect the views of Brisbane Sustainability Agency and/or Brisbane City Council.

Getting the best from your irrigation system – A good understanding and correct management of your irrigation system is essential to both reduced watering costs and optimising turf performance. Provided by LaboSport.

Planning for renovation of your sports field – Address any damage done during the season and/or any potential issues that may affect future performance. Provided by LaboSport.

Websites

Find out more

If you have any questions about the program, or if you are a Brisbane club that leases a facility from Brisbane City Council and you wish to express your interest in taking part in the program, get in touch.

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