Supporting small to medium scale projects up to $500,000 to improve local community sport infrastructure which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs.
Community sport infrastructure generates more than $16.2 billion worth of social, health and economic benefits each year, according to a landmark report.
Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s lead agency for sport and physical activity, has released The Value of Community Sport Infrastructure, a report produced in conjunction with KPMG and La Trobe University.
Successful grants will support projects such as:
- Upgrades to playing surfaces, including multi-sport upgrades and resurfacing that supports increased use;
- Building, expanding and/or upgrading change rooms, particularly for girls and women and officials’ areas;
- External entry/exit accessible amenities;
- Improved sports lighting and safety lighting, including installation of solar panels;
- Improvements to ground and court capacity that support increased use;
- Improvements to spectator amenities; and
- Internal/external amenity uplift.
Three grant streams are available:
- Stream 1 up to $50,000
- Stream 2 $50,001 to $200,000
- Stream 3 $200,001 to $500,000
- Grant open: 2 August 2018
- Grant close: 14 September 2018
- Announcement Period: 1 November 2018 onwards
Phone: +61 2 6214 1201
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
To be eligible for the Community Sport Infrastructure (CSI) grant, applicants must be one of the following Australian entity types AND have been operating for 12 months or longer:
- A sporting organisation, such as a community sports club or registered sport association;
- A local government entity;
- An education institution in an outer regional, remote, or very remote location, and only if community sport infrastructure exists on land owned or managed by the institution’s council/board of management;
- A not-for-profit (NFP) organisation whose NFP status must be demonstrated through one of the following:
- Current Registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC);
- State or territory incorporated association status; or
- Constitutional documents and/or Articles of Association that demonstrate the not-for- profit character of your organisation.
Please refer to Section 5 of the Program Guidelines for additional eligibility criteria.