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Sport and Recreation Grant Funding Opportunities

Sport and Recreation

9 November 2009

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  • Background

  • Levels of Support - An Overview

  • Grass Roots

  • Facilities

  • Other sources of Funding

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Our purpose

Facilitating the development of a vibrant, self managed, accessible and sustainable sport and active recreation system across the NT

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Sport and Recreation’s Role

  • To promote and provide a safe sporting and active recreational environment

  • To maximise involvement in sport and active recreation

  • To be actively engaged with our clients and other stakeholders

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Funding Support

  • Peak Sport Organisations

  • Active Recreation Organisations

  • Active Remote Communities

  • Facility Development Grant Program

  • Grass Roots Development Grant Program

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Hard Facts

Grass Roots R1 2010

  • 94 applications requesting $253 552

  • Budget $90 000

  • 53 funded

Facilities 2009

  • 91 applications requesting $4 424 797

  • Budget $820 000

  • 37 funded

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Facility Development Grant Program

  • Assist in building new Sport and Recreation Facilities

  • Major Improvements to existing facilities

  • Funding of up to $50,000

  • Most organisations are eligible (Peaks,Clubs,Shires )

  • Applications open 30 November 2009 close 15 February 2010

  • Assessment process can be slow (this year grants announced in November)

  • Assessed by Sport and Recreation staff, final decision lies with the Minter

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Developing Your Facility Plan

  • A strong board

    • succession planning to ensure the future of your sport or recreation activity

  • Organisational contribution

    • can’t just rely on government funding

  • Multi-purpose facility

    • who else could use it? Not just sports

  • Feasibility Study

    • Do we really need it?

  • Proper design and planning

    • what are the real challenges and costs?

  • Ongoing management and maintenance

    • how will we look after it

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Government owned land

  • Crown Lease in Perpetuity

    • Eligible for Facility Development Grant

  • Sport & Recreation assets

    • Not eligible for Facility Development Grant

    • Access to Minor New Works and Repairs & Maintenance allocation through lease agreements.

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Think outside the square

  • North Melbourne Football Club

  • Worst facilities in AFL

  • $7m proposal was not going to deliver what was needed just for football

  • Redesigned over 2 years for $15m facility providing:

    • Football facilities (admin, gym, theatrette)

    • Community indoor gym

    • Community outdoor basketball club

    • Community learning centre

    • State Headquarters for Fencing!

  • Secured $13m funding from multiple sources

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North Melbourne Football Club


Multipurpose court

Learning centre

Community change rooms

Community gym

Outdoor court

Fencing Headquarters

Football Administration

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Grass Roots Development Grants

  • Emphasis is to resource and support grass roots initiatives

  • Provides funding for one-off new and innovative projects

  • Applications can be for a maximum of $3,000 funding

  • There is no guarantee that the organisation will get the total amount requested

  • Offered in two rounds per financial year (can only receive funding once per annum)

  • Open now, close 3 December 2009

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Who Can Apply?

  • Northern Territory based Sport and Recreation clubs, groups, service deliverers

  • Shires, Municipal councils

  • Incorporated sport and recreation clubs and organisations; and

  • Unincorporated local sport and recreation organisations through a sponsoring incorporated body.

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Eligible projects

  • Come and Try events

  • Projects targeted at new member groups

  • Inaugural events

  • Training to assist organisations to target new groups or develop new services

  • Assistance to become an incorporated organisation

  • One-off travel for remote community teams to participate in community based sporting carnivals

  • New resources to enhance existing programs

  • Protective/ safety equipment needed to participate in activities

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  • Activity session for children to allow parents to participate in Come & Try Day

  • Signage to advertise a members drive event (signage reusable annually)

  • Replacement of first aid kits

  • Shade Sails for club facilities

  • BBQ to enable further fundraising

  • Replacement bowling machine to replace dangerous equipment

  • Smaller sized lawn bowls to encourage juniors

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Ineligible projects

  • Membership fees

  • Wages and salaries

  • Travel for teams or individuals to state or national competitions or carnivals

  • Trophies, clothing items, prizes and other items that could become personal items

  • Food items

  • Computers (including laptops) cameras

  • Uniforms

  • Accommodation

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Be sure to include

  • Outcomes

  • Project Plans

  • Timeframes

  • Organisational contribution (money/time/people)

  • Other sources of funding

  • Cost/quotes

  • Equipment required

  • Convince us!

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Feedback Document

Discuss Hand Out

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How to apply

  • Prescribed form (Available online & handout)

  • Hand written or typed is OK

  • Hard copy must be post marked or received at a Sport and Recreation Office by Thursday 3 December.

  • Scan/email a copy of form to your contacts within Sport and Recreation

  • MUST be signed by appropriate officers

  • If you are going to FAX, please call the office to ensure we have received it.

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Assessment Process


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Useful Resources

Sport and Rec website

All S&R funding opportunities listed


List of all government grant opportunities!

Our Community

$50 pa to subscribe to a funding notification service

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Food for thought

  • Crawford Report

  • Government funding is arbitrary

    • opportunities today may not be provided tomorrow

  • Diversity of funding

    • no more than 30% from any one source

    • 6 pillars of fundraising

  • More than just sport: social inclusion, health, education

  • Innovative thinking costs nothing

  • Passion is free

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THANKS!!!Discussion time…..

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