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National Sporting Organisation (NSO) Investment 2022-23

Funded NSOs/NSODs must meet and comply with the Sport Australia and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) NSO/NSOD Recognition Criteria, as well as the requirements outlined in their Sport Investment Agreement.

Participation

Sport Australia invests in National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and National Sporting Organisations for People with Disability (NSODs) to increase participation in sport.

Formally known as the Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) Core Participation Funding Program, Participation Growth Funding is Sport Australia’s new annual participation investment. The Participation Funding Program will support National Sporting Organisations (NSO) and National Sporting Organisations for People with Disability (NSOD) who have previously received Core Participation Funding to deliver sustainable participation outcomes.

In 2022-23, Sport Australia will distribute a total of $17.26 million in Participation Growth Funding to NSOs and NSODs, in accordance with the Participation Growth Funding guidelines.

A team of expert Participation Advisors will support NSOs and NSODs to transition from the requirements of the Core Participation Funding program to the Participation Growth Program. Please contact your Participation Advisor for assistance.

For more information about Participation Growth Funding please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions.

High Performance

In line with the National High Performance Sports Strategy (NHPSS) objectives, the AIS has committed over $127 million to Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports for the 2022-23 financial year. This funding includes more than $20 million direct investment into Paralympic sports, an increase of $1.4 million from the previous financial year. $15 million of the total committed funding has been allocated to performance pathways programs across sport to support Australia’s most talented young athletes.

Current 2022-23 allocations for Participation, High Performance and other projects are provided in the investment allocations outlined below.

NSO Investment Allocations - Financial Year 2022-23

National Sporting Organisation (NSO) Investment 2021-22

Funded NSOs/NSODs must meet and comply with the Sport Australia and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) NSO/NSOD Recognition Criteria and Agreement, as well as the requirements outlined in their Sport Investment Agreement.

Participation

Sport Australia invests in National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and National Sporting Organisations for People with Disability (NSODs) to increase participation in sport.

In 2021-22, Sport Australia will distribute a total of $17.26 million in Core Participation Funding to NSOs and NSODs, in accordance with the Core Participation Investment Guidelines

High Performance

In line with the National High Performance Sport Strategy (NHPSS) objectives, the AIS committed over $115 million to 33 Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports for the 2021-22 financial year. This funding included an increase in direct investment into Paralympic sport by more than $3 million in 2021-22 and an extension of current base funding levels for able-bodied sports through to the end of June 2022.

Current 2021-22 allocations for Participation, High Performance and other projects are provided in the investment allocations outlined below.

Investment allocations Financial Year 2021-22

National Sporting Organisation (NSO) Investment 2020-21

Funded NSOs/NSODs must meet and comply with the Sport Australia and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) NSO/NSOD Recognition Criteria and Agreement, as well as the requirements outlined in their Sport Investment Agreement.

Participation

Sport Australia invests in National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and National Sporting Organisations for People with Disability (NSODs) to increase participation in sport.

In 2020-21, Sport Australia will distribute a total of $17.26 million in Core Participation Funding to NSOs and NSODs, in accordance to the Core Participation Investment Guidelines.

High Performance

High Performance investment to NSOs is aligned to sports with the greatest potential of contributing to the delivering sustainable international success at multi-sport pinnacle events (the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games) and international podium results in these sports. This is in line with the HP Investment Guidelines published in July 2018.

In line with the National High Performance Sport Strategy (NHPSS) objectives, the AIS committed critical funding to 34 NSOs for 2020-21 to provide much-needed certainty and stability in the re-set for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games. This funding included an increase to the ongoing base funding of seven Paralympic sports and one-off increases to 3 Olympic sports.

Current 2020-21 allocations for Participation, High Performance and other projects are provided in the investment allocations outlined below.

Investment allocations Financial Year 2020-21

National Sporting Organisation (NSO) Investment 2019-20

In late 2018, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) High Performance Strategy updated its HP Investment Guidelines, with investment shifts developed in line with the National Institute Network (NIN) objectives as we collectively strive to focus resources on the areas that are most likely going to contribute to our HP system targets and strategic objectives.

The AIS deliberately expedited the process well ahead of 30 June 2019 to provide sports with funding advice as early as possible. This has also enabled funding increases from1 January 2019 to maximise impact in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics/Paralympics, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics/Paralympics, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and to give sports a head start on HP pathway programs.

In addition the AIS is providing longer term funding commitments to priority sports to give them more stability and certainty to plan ahead.

Current 2019-20 allocations are provided in the investment allocation outlined below.

Investment allocation Financial Year 2019-20

National Sporting Organisation (NSO) Investment 2018-19

Participation

Sport Australia is reviewing its participation investment approach to ensure alignment with the new Sport Australia strategy and to include the additional funding packages announced during the recent Federal Budget. While change is anticipated, funding for 2018-19 will remain at current levels.

For the first six months Sport Australia will pay 50 per cent of the investment allocation, aligned to the participation investment categorisation framework. This will be considered ‘core funding’ and is provided to support national sporting organisations (NSOs) to meet Sport Australia compliance expectations in areas such as governance, finance, participation and safe sport.

Leading up to January 2019, Sport Australia will begin transitioning into the new investment framework. Future allocations will include ‘impact funding’ which will be invested to drive outcomes in focus areas such as increased levels of physical activity, enhanced workforce capability and business capability.

Confirmation of the core and impact investment approach will be provided later this year and NSOs will be supported as we transition into the new framework. The new participation investment framework will be introduced in full in July 2019.

Core investment is provided to support our long-term partners to meet Sport Australia expectations in the key business areas of governance and integrity, finance and reporting, participation products and services and safe sport policy and practice.

Impact investment is provided across the sport and physical activity sector to achieve outcomes which facilitate positive change. Change must be tangible, measurable and contribute towards one or more of Sport Australia’s impact investment focus areas.

High Performance

Following the release of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) High Performance Strategy and a new HP Investment Framework, the AIS have now provided an update to sports on their investment profile. The investment shifts have been developed in line with the National Institute Network (NIN) objectives as we collectively strive to focus resources on the areas that are most likely going to contribute to our HP system targets and strategic objectives.

The AIS has deliberately expedited the process well ahead of 30 June 2019 to provide sports with funding advice as early as possible. This has also allowed us to provide funding increases from 1 January 2019 to maximise impact in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics/Paralympics, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics/Paralympics, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and to give sports a head start on HP pathway programs.

In addition the AIS is providing longer term funding commitments to priority sports to give them more stability and certainty to plan ahead.

Final 2018-19 baseline allocations are provided in the investment allocation outlined below.

Investment Guidelines

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