March 27, 2020
RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
TO: All regions, clubs and leagues (specifically those that currently employ staff)
FOR: URGENT DISTRIBUTION
This MEMO includes an update on information previously distributed specifically relating to the QRL operational response to COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a summary of the government stimulus packages which are most applicable to rugby league clubs.
Please review these documents and ensure your club applies to most relevant package so that your club gains the maximum benefit the government is offering in these stimulus packages.
As this crisis continues there are likely to be new or changes to the assistance provided by government so please monitor these sites closely to ensure that your clubs can benefit the most out of these initiatives.
The QRL will continue to update all affiliates as new information becomes available. This will include updated information on future government stimulus packages (including regional council programs) that specifically apply to community organisations.
Regional general manager
Queensland Rugby League
|Funding scheme||Cash flow assistance for businesses|
|Amount||Maximum amount: $50,000 Minimum amount: $10,000|
|Eligibility||Small businesses registered for GST|
|Fact sheet||Cash flow assistance|
|Payment method||Payments will be made via credits from future BAS returns and PAYG remittances|
|Funding scheme||Increasing the instant asset write-off|
|Amount||Threshold increased from $30,000 to $150,000|
|Eligibility||Purchases of plant and equipment such mowers, lights, irrigation systems|
|Fact sheet||Delivering support for business investment|
|Payment method||On successful approval of application|
|Funding scheme||Coronavirus payroll tax relief|
|Amount||Refund of paid payroll tax|
|Eligibility||An employer (or part of a group of employers) who pays $6.5 million or less|
You may receive an email about:
|Fair Play vouchers||The State Government have advised that they won’t be seeking reimbursement from the clubs in relation to any of their participants that have used these vouchers to register for this season. Consistent with the terms and conditions, these vouchers are not refundable to individual participants and will in turn support ongoing expenses for clubs while rugby league is suspended.|
|Funding scheme||Brisbane City Council has waived permit fees for venues (please refer to your local council’s website to determine if your club can benefit from any initiatives provided in your region)|
|Amount||Applicable to each permit provided by Council|
|Eligibility||Users of Council spaces|
|Fact sheet link||https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-and-safety/community-safety/disasters-and-emergencies/coronavirus-council-updates-and-impacts/lord-mayor-announces-council-business-fee-waiver|
|Payment method||Waiving of fees|