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14 November 2020

Close:
27 January 2021 (midday)

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14 November 2020

Next round closes:
January 2021

Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program

Grassroots Facilities Program

Regional and Districts Facilities Program

Guidelines

Any organisation interested in applying for an Infrastructure Project must read the guidelines. The information contained on this web page is only summary of key points. Please do not hesitate to contact Funding Services on 1300 714 990 for assistance in relation to the guidelines and the available funding.

Overview

The following outlines the funding requirements for the Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP), Grassroots Facilities Program (GFP), and Regional and Districts Facilities Program (RDFP).

To support the implementation of the State Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan the Government has committed $35 million toward the establishment of the $10 million RDFP and the $25 million GFP - these budgets are to be split over 2020-21 and 2021-22.

This new funding combined with existing program budgets will result in $44 million being available for infrastructure grants over the next two financial years.

Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP)

The objective of CRSFP is to provide access to funding for the development of sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit-for-purpose active recreation and sport facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community. CRSFP will assist eligible organisations to develop infrastructure that directly addresses demonstrated need and supports participation through the rational development of good quality projects.

Grassroots Facilities Program (GFP)

The objective of GFP is to increase sport participation and improve gender equality to support healthier, happier and safer communities. GFP will assist eligible organisations to develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation through the rational development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.

Regional and Districts Facilities Program (RDFP)

The objective of RDFP is to create regionally significant sport and active recreation precincts (sport and active recreation hubs) that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community. RDFP will assist eligible organisations to develop infrastructure that is strategically justified through the rational development of good quality projects.

All programs will support the objectives of Game On: Getting South Australia moving.

Game On: Getting South Australia moving is a forward-looking agenda to guide everyone involved in sport and recreation to create environments and opportunities to build a more active SA. The intention of 2020-2021 CRSFP and Round 1 of GFP and RFP is to support the achievement of Game On targets through projects that contribute to the following Game On issues:

  • Quality and accessibility of public open spaces --> high quality and accessible public open spaces for active recreation.
  • Affordable sport and recreation opportunities --> reducing costs associated with participating in sport and recreation.
  • Sustainable sport and recreation sector --> reducing costs associated with delivering sport and recreation.
  • The lack of and maintenance of facilities --> high quality, inclusive and accessible sport and recreation infrastructure.

Key Dates

Applications Open: 14 November 2020

Applications Close: 27 January 2021 - applicants must be submitted online before 12 pm noon ACST

Applications Screened: February 2021

Assessment: February / March 2021

Expected Notification: After 1 April 2021

Agreements Offered: April / May 2021

Projects must commence construction within 6 months from payment of Grant.

Projects must be completed 24 months from execution of Grant Agreement.

Budget

Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program - $4,328,000 (A notional allocation of $1,500,000 will be made available to projects where the requested amount is $50,000 or less.)

Grassroots Facilities Program - $15,000,000

Regional and Districts Facilities Program - $5,000,000

Required Supporting Documentation

Request amounts and required co-contributions

Co-contributions are limited to confirmed cash contributions and in-kind materials and labour.

Where an application is for a project that involves an insurance payout, that payout cannot be used as part of the co-contribution requirement.

Total Project CostMinimum Applicant ContributionMaximum Grant
Up to $3 million50%$1.5 million
$3 million to $4.5 million50% to 66%$1.5 million
$4.5 million and above66%$3 million
All Trail Projects25%$1 million

Please refer to the guidelines more details relating to required co-contributions.

Please note that applications requesting $1.5 million or less may be eligible to receive funding through CRSFP, GFP or RDFP. Only projects that meet RDFP eligibility criteria will be eligible to receive more than $1.5 million.

Eligible Applicants

For a comprehensive and complete breakdown of eligibility criteria please refer to the guidelines.

To be eligible for CRSFP, GFP, and RDFP funding, organisations must:

  • Be a not-for-profit sport club, association or sports facility manager incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985 (SA); or
  • Be a local council; or
  • Be a school council / board of management; and
  • Be operating for 12 months or longer

The following organisations will be considered ineligible for program funding:

  • Organisations that have been operating for less than 12 months.
  • For-profit, commercial organisations.
  • An organisation that has overdue ORSR grant acquittals as at the closing date of the applications.

Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program

Note, organisations that hold Gaming Machine Licences will be ineligible for CRSFP funding.

Regional and Districts Facilities Program

To be eligible for RDFP funding, organisations must demonstrate that the:

  • Precinct is currently or will be classified as a regional level facility upon completion of the project.
  • To be classified as a regional level facility for the purposes of this program, applicants must meet four of the five criteria as listed below. The precinct before, or upon project completion must:
    • Benefit over 600 weekly active participants.
    • Feature a multi-use shared community infrastructure space (e.g. a shared club room and change room facility).
    • Be able to schedule multiple sports concurrently.
    • Be able to host under 18 state level competition or above, for at least two different sports.
    • Be home to at least two sporting organisations.

Applicant and project location

The applicant and project must be located within South Australia.

Eligible Projects

Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP)

All projects must evidence permission from the landowner (where the project is located). For projects located at a school, the applicant must provide evidence that the project will be used by clubs and the local community outside of school hours and evidence that it is contributing significant financial resources towards the project.

Applicants should demonstrate how their project will achieve program objectives. Examples of eligible projects may include:

  • Construction or upgrade of an active recreation and sport facility or multi-use sports hub. Some examples of this include:
    • Significant upgrades to playing surfaces, including multi-sport upgrades and resurfacing that supports increased use.
    • Building, expanding and/or upgrading change rooms, parent and child change spaces and officials' areas.
    • Improved sports floodlighting and safety lighting.
  • Upgrade of an aquatic facility.
  • Modifications to ensure that an existing facility meets environmental and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
  • Construction/development of trails (walking, horse, bike, water-based).
  • Water and energy saving initiatives including water harvesting, installation of new or upgrades to existing irrigation infrastructure, connection to existing water infrastructure, more efficient lighting, installation of solar panels and other innovative smart technologies.

Grassroots Facilities Program (GFP)

All projects must evidence permission from the landowner (where the project is located). For projects located at a school, the applicant must provide evidence that the project will be used by clubs and the local community outside of school hours and evidence that it is contributing significant financial resources towards the project.

Applicants should demonstrate how their project will achieve program objectives. Examples of eligible projects may include:

  • Construction or upgrade of unisex change room facilities (including modular)
  • Install new or replace and improve on existing lighting for training or playing areas.
  • Redevelop or refurbish current change facilities.
  • Construct parent and child change space.
  • Develop new or redevelop/refurbish existing change rooms for officials.
  • Develop or redevelop playing surfaces (new surfaces, cricket pitches or practice nets, drainage, irrigation etc.).

Additional amenities (i.e. storage or medical treatment rooms) may be considered if they complement the overall facility and are not the primary reason for the project.

Regional and Districts Facilities Program (RDFP)

All projects must evidence permission from the landowner (where the project is located).

The project must also be identified in a planning document (facility feasibility study, master plan or similar planning process document) which justifies and prioritises the need for the project.

Applicants should demonstrate how their project will achieve program objectives. Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Projects that enhance a precinct classified as regional level.
  • Projects that will establish a precinct as regional level.

For projects located at a school, the applicant must provide evidence that the project will be used by clubs and the local community outside of school hours and evidence that it is contributing significant financial resources towards the project.

Where applicable all projects must also meet relevant state sporting organisation and Australian Standards (e.g. change room dimensions).

Please note that the lists above includes example projects that may be funded. The list is by no means exhaustive and applications for other projects that meet the objectives of the program are welcome.

Ineligible costs and projects

Ineligible costs

If you are successful, the ORSR grant contribution cannot be used to cover the following project costs:

  • Costs that are not considered labour or materials.
  • Costs associated with ongoing operations, such as but not limited to, electricity, water and other utilities.
  • Cost of landscaping for aesthetic purposes.
  • Costs associated with the construction or sealing of car parks or roads.
  • Insurances.
  • Any costs associated with preparing and submitting a funding application.
  • Project management fees where the project is being managed by a local council or school.

Ineligible projects

The following project types are ineligible across CRSFP, GFP and RDFP:

  • Facility planning and design.
  • Projects that are to upgrade or develop major stadia.
  • Projects that have already received funding through an ORSR grant process.
  • Projects solely for the upgrade or redevelopment of public toilet facilities.
  • Projects that commence prior to a Grant Agreement being finalised.
  • Projects that do not support active recreation and sport activities.
  • The repair of like-for-like replacement of facilities damaged by fire, explosion, vandalism, flood, storm or other natural disasters that are covered by insurance.
  • Routine or cyclical maintenance works to existing facilities.
  • Residential buildings including caretaker residences.
  • The purchase of recreation, entertainment, sporting, maintenance or any other equipment.

Application and Assessment Process

For a detailed breakdown of the following process refer to the guidelines.

1. Apply - applications submitted by organisation via SmartyGrants.

2. Screening - ORSR screens applications for eligibility.

3. Assessment - A funding assessment committee assesses applications.

4. Recommendation Process - Recommendations are provided to the Minister.

5. Notification - All applicants are notified of outcome.

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria will be used to determine funding recommendations. Applications are assessed on merit by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing against the Assessment Criteria below.

Please note, satisfying the assessment criteria alone does not guarantee the receipt of funding. The proposed project will also be assessed against the relative merit of other projects in meeting the program criteria.

It is anticipated that the number of eligible applications and funds sought will exceed the funds available and therefore ORSR does not guarantee projects will be successful, nor that successful projects will receive the full amount of funding requested.

Larger facility projects that are staged over a period of time should note that being successful through one grant program for a stage does not guarantee an applicant funding through other grant programs for another stage.

Information Sessions

If Councils wish the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing to present please contact Funding Services on 1300 714 990 or ORSR.Grants@sa.gov.au for further information.

Unfortunately due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions; one to one or group grant informations sessions are not being conducted.

If you require assistance with SmartyGrants, please review the Applicant Help Site.

If you require information or assistance about a Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing grant or Grant Program please contact us.

Funding Services
Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

Phone: 1300 714 990
Email:
ORSR.Grants@sa.gov.au
Postal: PO Box 219, Brooklyn Park 5032
Address: 27 Valetta Road, Kidman Park 5025

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Variations to your Grant

When unforeseen circumstances occur in the delivery of your grant, Grantees can seek to amend the terms or conditions, or seek additional time, amend the purpose or outcome of the grant.

If you require an amendment, please contact us with the application number and we will forward an Agreement Variation Request through SmartyGrants, which will ask what you would like varied and why you need it varied, for that specific grant.

Your Agreement Variation Request will be considered, and you will be notified of the outcome of your request.

Contact us

Funding Services
Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

Phone: 1300 714 990
Email:
ORSR.Grants@sa.gov.au
Postal: PO Box 219, Brooklyn Park 5032
Address: 27 Valetta Road, Kidman Park 5025

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