Posted: Tue, 22nd Sep 2020
Five new grants are open for clubs to apply for now!
Local Sport Grant Program
The $4.6 million Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW.
The Program will help support projects that:
Increase regular and on-going participation in sport
Increase participation and access for women, girls & population groups with low participation rates
Assist sporting clubs in providing quality service to their members and the local community
Each application will be assessed on 4 criteria:
- The project will deliver on one or more of the program’s objective and demonstrates alignment to the Office of Sport Strategic Plan
- The project meets an identified need
- Demonstrates the capacity & experience to deliver the project
- The budget is reasonable and cost-effective
For more information on eligibility and to apply, visit the Office of Sport website now and, if eligible, submit an application by 5pm 7 October 2020.
Active Kids Grants
The Active Kids Grants aim to provide every child with the active childhood they deserve! By helping your club with additional funds to supply them with the equipment they need, we can help increase junior participation to your club.
In light of the devastating events Australian Sport has experienced this year, the grants will be focusing on volunteer run grassroots and community clubs and will provide funding for kit and equipment for with members aged under 20, with priority given to clubs in disadvantaged and/or rural communities.
Applications will be accepted from 1 September to 30 September with suggested grant values up to $10,000 to fund your projects that will acquire sporting equipment, sporting kits and uniforms.
EQUESTRIAN FIRE RELIEF AUSTRALIA
Thanks to Equestrian Fire Relief Australia (EFRA) we are excited to announce a new grant to support equestrians in Australia’s bushfire affected areas.
The EFRA Grants will support equestrian welfare, wellbeing and return to participation in equestrian sports by assisting the recovery of the equestrian community to help repair or replace essential items damaged or lost in the recent bushfires.
Who can apply?
We invite all individuals, organisations and clubs who were impacted by the bushfires from November 2019- March 2020 to apply. All applicants must be registered with the Australian Sports Foundation. Please note that if you are not a Representative athlete at state, territory or national level you will need to apply through your local sports club.
Applications will be accepted from 1 September to 30 September with suggested grant values up to $15,000 to fund your projects that will repair or replace essential items damaged or lost in the recent bushfires.
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides NSW sports clubs and councils the opportunity to acquire an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) package for their club or sports club or sports facility at a reduced cost.
Up to $1 million in grants is available to eligible sporting clubs and facility owners to purchase and maintain AEDs.
An AED package will include:
- An AED
- AED familiarisation instruction
- A minimum of six years of essential AED maintenance
For information on eligibility, assessment dates, and approved providers, visit the Office of Sport website now. If eligible, submit an application before 12 April 2021.
The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.
Infrastructure Grants are made possible through the NSW Government’s Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects.
What we fund and how to apply
To be eligible for funding, applications must meet eligibility conditions including, the project location, the applicant and project benefit, purpose and development status. There is also a requirement for local government applicants to match funding.
Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following categories:
- Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Disaster Readiness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
- Sport & Recreation: $100,000 to $300,000 available per project
You will need to complete an online application to apply for an Infrastructure Grant. The application form is available on the grant application portal.
Read the Infrastructure Grants Program Guide here.