The Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation.
There are four project types within the Program:
- Sport Development
- Community Sport Events
- Sport Access
- Facility Development.
Applicants will be required to identify the type of project for which they are applying as different information is required for each project type. An organisation may apply for more than one project but must register separate projects for different project types. An organisation may apply only for one project under each project type.
The overall objectives of the Program are to:
- Increase regular and on-going participation in sport or structured physical activity.
- Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity.
- Assist sport clubs provide quality service to their members.
Your project must address at least one of these objectives.
- Funding is available for projects throughout NSW
- $50,000 has been allocated for successful projects within each NSW electorate
- Applicant must identify the electorate where the project will occur
The maximum amounts available are:
- Sport Development – $2,000
- Community Sport Events – $5,000
- Sport Access – $5,000
- Facility Development – $20,000.
The minimum amount available is $250 for all project types with the exception being for facility development which has a minimum request of $1,000.
Organisations may apply for one project per project type. The maximum available to any one organisation is $25,000 in a financial year. The amount organisations request should reflect the scale of the project.
Organisations may only receive State Government funding once for the same project or component of a project from this program or any other State Government funded grant program.
Organisations must contribute to the project, the higher the contribution the more favourable it will be looked upon. This can be a financial contribution or through use of voluntary labour, donated materials and/or equipment or other resources directly related to the project. Third party organisations are also encouraged to contribute, including Local Government Authorities and these contributions will be counted as part of the club contribution.
Funding should be expended within 18 months of the date of signing the funding agreement.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Incorporated, not-for-profit grassroots sport clubs.
- Applications from Licenced Sporting Clubs may be considered providing the project directly benefits the sport and not the licenced premises.
- Applications may be considered from Sport Clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right.
For more information Local Sport Grant Program