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Partnerships Program

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Guidelines PDF, 1527.68 KB

Game On Partnerships

Performance Pathway Partnerships

Open:
28 January 2021

Close:
3 March 2021 (midday)

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Next round opens:
28 January 2021

Next round closes:
3 March 2021

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Applicants Notified: After 21 April 2021

Example Guidelines: Guidelines PDF, 1527.68 KB

Guidelines

Any organisation interested in applying for a Partnerships Program project must read the guidelines. The information contained on this web page is only a summary of key points. Please do not hesitate to contact Funding Services on 1300 714 990 (option 1) for assistance in relation to the guidelines and available funding.

Game On Partnerships

Game On Partnerships will support projects that align with Game On: Getting South Australians moving by addressing issues and barriers and/or capitalising on opportunities.

Projects that incorporate innovative solutions and leverage partnerships with multiple organisations to build system resilience or capacity, adapt activities to attract new participants or improve the reach and provide scalability are more likely to be successful.

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 South Australia. The intention of Game On Partnerships is to support the achievement of Game On: Getting South Australians moving targets through projects that contribute to the following Game On: Getting South Australians moving issues and opportunities:

Game On: Getting South Australians moving issue
Game On: Getting South Australians moving opportunity

Being time poor and having competing priorities

Lifelong physical activity – making it an easy non-negotiable social norm

Enabling places for active transport

Growth in active transport – improving accessibility, connectivity or safety

A lack of physical literacy is leading to inactive children and youth

Active young people – where physical activity and physical literacy is valued, accessible and supported by the community

Cost of participating in sport and recreation

Affordable sport and recreation opportunities – so anyone, anywhere can access affordable activities

Cost of delivery in sport and recreation

Sustainable sport and recreation sector – strategic initiatives that address systemic issues relating to the cost of delivering activities

Attracting, recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers

More and better trained volunteers – so volunteers, organisations and participants get the most out of their experience

Performance Pathway Partnerships

Performance Pathway Partnerships will support State Sporting Organisations to develop and operate their performance pathways so that South Australian high-performance athletes can achieve their potential in Olympic, Paralympic, or Commonwealth Games sports.

This will be achieved by developing initiatives, projects and programs to improve the quality of the daily training environment provided to South Australian athletes resulting in more of our athletes being nationally identified and categorised by their National Sports Organisation.

Key Dates

Applications Open: 28 January 2021

Applications Close: 3 March 2021 - applicants must be submitted online before 12 pm noon ACST

Applications Screened: March 2021

Assessment: April 2021

Expected Notification: After 21 April 2021

Agreements Offered: May 2021

Budget

The total budget for Partnerships is $2,303,000 entirely sourced from state government appropriation.

A notional allocation of $600,000 will be made available to Performance Pathways Partnerships projects.

Request amount and co-investment

All projects will be required to have a level of co-investment to drive greater returns on ORSR investment. Whilst no minimum percentage is stipulated, the level of co-investment will form part of the assessment.

Game On Partnerships

Applicants may request up to $300,000 per project through the Game On Partnerships Program. Applicants may request up to three years of funding.

E.g. An applicant may request $200,000 in year one, $70,000 in year two, and $30,000 in year three – for a total of $300,000. Alternatively an applicant could request up to $300,000 for one year of funding. Keeping in mind that projects that cannot be acquitted in year one, should apply for multi-year funding.

Performance Pathways Partnerships

Applicants may request up to $70,000 per year through the Performance Pathway Partnerships. Applicants may may request up to three years of funding.

E.g. An applicant may request up to $70,000 in year one, $70,000 in year two, and $70,000 in year three.

Eligible Applicants

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

Game On Partnerships

To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • Be a legal entity.
  • Have been operating for 12 months or longer.

The following organisations will be considered ineligible for Game On Partnerships funding, however they could be included as partners for a project.

  • Individuals.
  • State and Federal Government agencies.
  • An organisation that has overdue ORSR grant acquittals as at the closing date of the applications. However, applications may be considered by the Funding Assessment Committee if these overdue ORSR acquittals have been submitted prior to the first day of the assessment conducted by the Funding Assessment Committee.

Performance Pathway Partnerships

To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • Be a nationally affiliated State Sporting Organisation (SSO) or a National Sporting Organisation (NSO) operating under a One Management or Unitary organisation structure, whose sport discipline competes or will compete in current or next cycle of Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth Games sports; and
  • Have been operating for 12 months or longer.

The following organisations will be considered ineligible for Performance Pathways funding, however they could be included as partners for a project:

  • Individuals.
  • Other government agencies.
  • Local councils.
  • Private businesses.
  • Organisations that have overdue ORSR grant acquittals as at the closing date of the program may also be deemed ineligible by the Funding Assessment Committee unless complete acquittal documentation is submitted prior to the first day of commencement of assessment.

Eligible Projects

Game On Partnerships

All projects must be able to evidence a partnership by providing documentation that shows at least one other organisation is contributing to the development and delivery of the project. Additional partners will be considered favourably within the assessment of the project.

Applicants must demonstrate how their project will achieve program objectives.

Examples of eligible Game On Projects could include;

  • A group of local government councils coming together to provide a series of new programs which support older adults to maintain physical fitness.
  • Several small State Sport or Recreation Organisations partner with a professional services provider to develop shared administration systems that are sustainable and improve efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • An indoor sport or recreation organisation partners with a disability provider to develop a program offering regular opportunities for a variety of activities for people with a disability.
  • A regional council partners with the high school governing council, local recreation centre and local business to develop an after-school program for youth with rewards and incentives for physical activity.
  • A for-profit technology company partners with two aged-care organisations to deliver movement gaming experiences for clients to increase their levels of physical activity.

Evidencing Partnerships

Partnership projects must demonstrate how partners are contributing to the development and delivery of the project. Evidence of partnerships is critical for the assessment process and must be attached and submitted within the online application prior to the closing date.

Performance Pathway Partnerships

All projects must be able to provide evidence of a partnership with their NSO. The project must align with the overall high performance strategic plan of the NSO.

Projects must be for the development or the operation of performance pathways so that South Australian high-performance athletes can achieve their potential in Olympic, Paralympic, or Commonwealth Games sports.

Projects must improve the quality of the daily training environment resulting in more South Australian athletes being nationally identified and categorised by their NSO.

Evidencing Partnerships

The applicant should provide documentation showing how partners are aligned to the program. Additional partners will be considered favourably within the assessment of the project. Additional partners beyond the NSO should demonstrate how they are contributing to the development and delivery of the project.

Evidence of partnerships is critical for the assessment process and must be submitted with the online application prior to the closing date.

Ineligible costs and projects

Game On Partnerships

Ineligible projects

The following project types are ineligible.

  • Infrastructure projects including facility planning and design.
  • Projects that have already received funding through an ORSR grant process.
  • Projects that do not support physical activity and movement, active recreation and sport activities.
  • Project ideas that are deemed to be ‘business as usual’ for the organisation applying.
  • Project ideas seen to primarily benefit an applicant or business, for example increasing profits, increasing revenue sources and/or covering existing employee salary costs for the duration of the funded project.
  • Where the application is seen to benefit the applicant rather than the group or community identified in the application.

Ineligible costs

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

  • Salaries or wages for positions not related to the project.
  • Grant or scholarship programs.
  • Prizes / awards.
  • Player appearances / role models / ambassadors.
  • Events that have already occurred.
  • Insurances.
  • Any costs associated with preparing and submitting a funding application.

Performance Pathway Partnerships

Ineligible projects

The following project types are ineligible:

  • Infrastructure projects, including facility planning and design.
  • Projects that have already received funding through an ORSR grant process.
  • Projects that do not support high performance sport activities.
  • Projects which are delivered as part of the school curriculum or during school curriculum time.

Ineligible costs

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

  • Salaries or wages for positions not related to the project.
  • Grant or scholarship programs.
  • Prizes / awards.
  • Player appearances / role models.
  • Events that have already occurred.
  • Insurances.
  • Any costs associated with preparing and submitting a funding application.

Applicant and project location

The project (either Game On or Performance Pathway Partnerships) must occur within South Australia, although contributing partners may be based outside of South Australia.

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.

Supporting Documentation

Assessment Criteria

Game On Partnerships - Assessment Criteria

Weighting
Alignment to Game On: Getting South Australia moving
Extent to which the:
30%
  • Project demonstrates it will positively contribute to one or more of the Game On: Getting South Australians moving issues listed under Objectives on page 6 of the guidelines.

Partnerships and Value
Extent to which the applicant evidences:
30%
  • Scope and value of the project.
  • Other organisations are partners in the project.
  • The role of partners in the development and delivery of the project.
  • The investment of partners to the project   (financial and in-kind).
  • Scope and value of the project.

Innovation
Extent to which the project:
20%
  • Is innovative, forward-thinking and supports overcoming the issues of physical inactivity for South Australians identified   Game On: Getting South Australians moving.
  • Is a creative or new idea for a project,   partnership, product and/or process to increase physical activity within the specific group or community.
  • Uses research and technology to encourage and enable movement.
  • Addresses systemic issues to improve operations or outcomes for multiple organisations.

Project Delivery
Extent to which the applicant evidences:
20%

  • A clear project scope, key milestones, and proven ability to complete the project within timeframes.
  • Capacity to finance the project via confirmed co-investment.
  • Skills, capacity, and experience to administer and deliver programs/projects.

Performance Pathway Partnerships - Assessment Criteria

Weighting

Partnerships, Value & Sustainability

Extent to which the applicant evidences:

15%

  • Additional partnerships to the project.
  • The level of contribution of partnerships in   the development and delivery of the project.
  • Scope and value of the project.
  • How the program links together underpinning   SSO / Club programs and post-project pathway – e.g. SASI programs/ national   representative programs.
  • A detailed budget demonstrating the long-term   viability of the program, including details of any user pay requirements.

Talent Pool

Extent to which the applicant:

20%

  • Justifies the proposed project based on the   number of talented athletes who are demonstrating the potential to be future   medallists at world championships / Olympic / Paralympic / Commonwealth Games.
  • Demonstrates a plan for progression and/or   expansion of athlete and coaching talent over the lifetime of the project,   e.g. number of athletes progressing into SASI and NSO pathway programs.

Program Delivery

Extent to which the applicant evidences:

35%

  • The key deliverables over the term of the   program.
  • The ability to deliver the performance pathway   program outcomes based on proposed staffing, resources, facilities etc.

Strategic Justification

ORSR will make an assessment on the:

30%

  • Current categorisation level of the Sport
    https://www.ais.gov.au/networks/sport_categorisation
  • A detailed plan that outlines a nationally   aligned, state delivered program.
  • Alignment with the ORSR strategic plan.
  • Alignment of the program to state priorities   (high performance outcomes, infrastructure, participation).

Information Sessions

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 (option 1)
Email:
ORSR.Grants@sa.gov.au
Postal: PO Box 219, Brooklyn Park 5032
Address: 27 Valetta Road, Kidman Park 5025

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