The Local Sport Grant Program (LSGP) aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities for sport in NSW. Funding of $50,000 per electorate will be allocated to all 93 electorates throughout NSW.
The key objectives of the Program align to the Office of Sport Strategic Plan with the specific objectives to:
- Increase regular and on-going participation in sport
- Increase participation and access for women, girls and population groups under-represented in participation including, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with a disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI)
- Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity
- Assist sport clubs to provide quality service to their members and meet community needs
Applications must clearly demonstrate an identified need for the project and articulate how the project outcomes will be achieved. Specifically, applications should demonstrate how the project will address at least one of the above objectives.
The NSW Government has allocated up to $4,650,000 in 2021/22 for this Program, with $50,000 funding per electorate will be allocated to all 93 electorates throughout NSW.
The maximum requested amounts available are:
- Sport Development: $2,000
- Sport Event: $5,000
- Sport Access: $5,000
- Sport Facility: $15,000
Applicants may apply for one application per project type but should prioritise their projects as the maximum available to any one organisation under this round of the program is $20,000 in a financial year.
Organisations may only receive State Government funding once for the same project or same component of a project from this Program or any other State Government funded grant program.
Organisations may contribute to the project. The greater the contribution the more favourably it will be looked upon. Local Government Authorities are encouraged to contribute.
What can be funded?
Sport Development — up to $2,000. Projects may include:
- Training programs that will lead to volunteer coaches, officials and club administrators gaining required education and accreditation e.g. a club could apply for funds to allow it to run a coach accreditation course.
- Facilitation of programs that will increase the skill level of players/participants
- Projects that improve a club’s community presence, ability to communicate with members or undertake administrative functions e.g. a club could develop or upgrade their website or, purchase accounting software to assist it manage its finances.
Sport Event — up to $5,000. Projects may include:
- Events that promote participation in sport and active recreation and provide a focal point for community building and engagement e.g. a club could host a specific event/tournament. An event must be conducted on a specified day or consecutive days at a specified location.
- Events that primarily involve sporting competition or mass participation in an organised sport e.g. an exhibition sporting match, hosting a gala day, regional or state championships.
- Regional clubs host a sporting event that attracts tourists and visitors to the region
NOTE: An Event does not include regular ongoing weekly/monthly sporting competition/activities, the Event Date must be included in the application. Events must be held within 12 months of receiving funding.
Events are not to be scheduled prior to 1 January 2022 and consideration should be given to travel restrictions and scheduling when preparing for the event.
Sport Access — up to $5,000. Projects may include:
- Costs associated with overcoming a barrier to participation in sport e.g. training and playing sport equipment
- Subsidised travel costs to assist junior teams (aged under 18 years of age) access to first class coaching, or travel from rural/remote areas to participate in competition
- Defibrillators / Automated External Defibrillators
See further notes on the grant information page for this category.
Sport Facility — up to $15,000. Projects must be at sporting clubs and facilities used by sports clubs that:
- Enhance existing facilities e.g. installation of watering systems, safety netting, lighting, upgrade of surfaces and installed electronic scoreboards.
- Provide ancillary facilities at established facilities e.g. fixed sun protection shelters, change rooms, shower and toilet blocks.
- Are for construction of new facilities and infrastructure.
- Have received development approval (DA) from the relevant Council or can demonstrate that such approval is not required and have evidence of landowners’ consent. This documentation is required before your club submits an application.
This project type does not include capital equipment and/or portable equipment (this is captured in the ‘Sport Access’ project type).
An organisation may apply for more than one project but must register separate projects for different project types.
Refer to Appendix A in the Grant Guidelines for Eligible Sports.
The minimum requested amount available is $500 for all project types.
Incorporated, not-for-profit grassroots sport clubs whose primary focus is to organise sporting activities; deliver ongoing sporting programs; and/or develop member’s skills (see guidelines for a full list of eligible sports)
Applications from Licenced Sporting Clubs may be considered providing the project directly benefits the sport, not the administration processes of the licenced club or upgrades of the licenced premises.
Applications may be considered from Sport Clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are a not-for-profit club incorporated in their own right.
As always, we strongly recommend you check out the Past Recipients for an insight in to the types of the projects that are likely to be funded.
In previous rounds of the Local Sport Grant Program, a number of sporting clubs within Junee Shire have received funding, including:
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Applications close 1:00pm, November 19, 2021. Outcomes will be advised from April 2022 and successful projects are to be completed by May 2023.