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Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program

Now Open

2019-20 Round

Guidelines (PDF, 525 KB)

To complete or view the status of your application/s, click below.

Scheduling and Usage Form (DOCX, 22 KB)
Landowner Consent Form (DOCX, 37 KB)
Council Support Form   (DOCX, 33 KB)
Peak Body Support Form (DOCX, 32 KB)
Project Support Form   (DOCX, 32 KB)

Open:
13  February 2019

Close date:
Wednesday 17 April 2019 (12 noon)

Expected notification:
31 July 2019

Currently Closed

To view the status of your application/s, click below.

Notification for 2018/19:
31 August 2018

Next round opens:
13  February 2019

Next round closes:
17 April 2019 (12 pm, noon)

Example Guidelines and Forms

Guidelines (PDF, 525 KB)

Scheduling and Usage Form (DOCX, 22 KB)
Landowner Consent Form (DOCX, 37 KB)
Council Support Form   (DOCX, 33 KB)
Peak Body Support Form (DOCX, 32 KB)
Project Support Form   (DOCX, 32 KB)

Overview

The Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program helps eligible organisations to establish or improve sport and active recreation facilities that meet the needs of the community in South Australia.

Key Dates

Program Opens - 13 February 2019

Applications Close - 17 April 2019

Applicants Notified - 31 July 2019

Agreements finalised and project can commence August 2019 (only projects that commence on or after this date are considered for funding).

Budget

2019-2020

$4,350,000

Funding is available on a dollar for dollar basis (recreational trails may apply for up to 75%).

Eligible Applicants

Be a not-for-profit sport club, association or sports facility manager incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985; or

Be a Council; or

Be a School Council/Board of Management; and

Be operating for 12 months or longer

Eligible Projects and Amounts

Organisations can apply under the following categories:

  • Minor facility development (requests $25,000 - $200,000)
  • Major facility development (requests $200,000 - $1,000,000)

Funding is available at a dollar for dollar basis (up to 50%). *Recreational trail projects may apply for up to 75%.

Through this program funding is available to assist organisations:

  • Construct or upgrade an active recreation and sport facility or multi-use sports hub.
  • Upgrade of an aquatic facility.
  • Modifications to ensure that an existing facility meets environmental and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
  • Major upgrades to playing surfaces such as court resurfacing, installation of playing field irrigation systems/drainage systems.
  • Installation of floodlighting.
  • 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 (e.g. Glenelg Adelaide Pipeline), more efficient lighting, installation of solar panels and other innovative smart technologies.

Please note that the list above are 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.

Where applicable all projects must also meet relevant State Sporting Organisation and Australian Standards (e.g. change room dimensions).

Assessment Principles

Eligible applications are assessed on merit by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing against the Assessment Criteria by a Funding Assessment Committee.

Project Need

Extent to which the applicant has demonstrates and evidences that the project:

  • Addresses an identified need, gap or deficiency in the availability of active recreation and sporting facilities to the community.
  • Will lead to benefit/s for each user group.
  • Users of the facility and the broader community support the project.

Participation and Utilisation

Extent to which the applicant has demonstrates and evidences that the project:

  • Will lead to positive participation and utilization outcomes for active recreation and sport.
  • Will lead to additional programming opportunities and/or improved inclusiveness.
  • The project provides for multiple sports and/or user groups.
  • The project will provide gender equity in programming/scheduling.

Quality Infrastructure

Extent to which the:

  • Project improves the quality, safety, or standard of facilities that are available to the community.
  • Applicant provides site plans that clearly address Community Safety, Risk Management, Universal Design Principles, and Environmentally Sustainable Design.

Strategic Justification

Extent to which the project:

  • Is identified through a facility planning process and identified as a priority by the local council and/or state sporting organisation.
  • Has committed funding from other project partners (e.g. applicant organisation, local government).
  • Is classified as being of State or Regional level significance.
  • Demonstrates economic impact during construction and operation, including employment during and after construction.

Project Delivery and Maintenance

Extent to which the applicant evidences capacity to:

  • Finance and deliver the project via confirmed funding contributions, itemised accurate costings/quotes, and project management history.
  • Identify the project scope and outline how the project will be completed within a prescribed timeframe.
  • Manage the ongoing maintenance and life-cycle replacement costs.

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.

In addition, 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. Please note, applications that would be ineligible to apply under the Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program due to the sports involved will be prioritised in the Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program.

Assessment Process

STEP 1 – Application Screening

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing conducts a preliminary assessment of all applications to check that;

  • the applicant organisation is eligible to apply, and
  • the application has been completed in full, and all essential information has been provided.

Incomplete applications may be deemed ineligible.

STEP 2 – Assessment against principles

STEP 3 - Recommendations

Once assessment is completed, funding recommendations are forwarded to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing for consideration.  All organisations will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Program Guidelines and Forms

Information Sessions

The following information sessions have been planned.

Date/TimeSessionLocationBooking
Wednesday
6 February 2019
6:00 PM onward
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program, and Sports Vouchers.
Conference Room
Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing
27 Valetta Road
Kidman Park
To register please click here.
Monday
11 February 2019
6:00 PM onward
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program, and Sports Vouchers.
ARC
531 Lower North East Rd
Campbelltown 
To register please click here.
Thursday
14 February 2019
6:00 PM onward 
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program, and Sports Vouchers.
City of Unley Civic Centre
181 Unley Rd
Unley
To register please click here.

Monday
25 February 2019
6:00 PM onward

Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers
Aurora Ozone Hotel
67 Chapman Street
Kingscote
To register please click here.
Thursday
27 February 2019
6:00 PM onward
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers.
Burra Council Chambers
1 Market Square
Burra
To register please click here.
Thursday
28 February 2019
6:00 PM onward
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers.
City of Holdfast Bay
Brighton Civic Centre
24 Jetty Rd
Brighton
To register please click here.
Tuesday
5 March 2019
6:00 PM onward
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers.
Booleroo Centre Bowling Club
Stephen St
Booleroo Centre
To register please email starclub@pirie.sa.gov.au.

Tuesday
5 March 2019
6:00 PM onward

Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers.
Mount Compass Community Sports and Social Club
Peters Terrace
Mount Compass
To register please click here.
Wednesday
6 March 2019
6:00 PM onward
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers.
Para Hills Community Hub
22 Wilkinson Road
Para Hills
To register please click here.
Wednesday
6 March 2019
6:00 PM onward
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers.
Whyalla City Council
15 Darling Terrace
Whyalla
To register please click here.
Wednesday
13 March 2019
6:00 PM onward 
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers.
Owen Community Hall
12 Railway Tce
Owen
To register please click here.
Wednesday
20 March 2019
6:00 PM onward
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers.
Nautilus Arts Centre
66 Tasman Terrace
Port Lincoln
To register please click here.
Wednesday
27 March 2019
6:00 PM onward
Funding Information Session
This will cover the Active Club Program, Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program, and Sports Vouchers.
Berri Hotel
Riverview Drive
Berri
To register please click here.

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Postal: PO Box 219, Brooklyn Park 5032
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