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Planning and Research Program

Currently Closed

Next round opens:
1 July 2018

Example Guidelines
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Now Open

Next round closes:
30 June 2019

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Overview

The aim of the Planning and Research Program is to support the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing’s Strategic Plan elements of Places and Spaces, Capacity and Capability and Access and Opportunity

The Planning and Research Program provides funding for planning and research initiatives that contribute to the delivery of facilities, programs and services that grow participation in active recreation and sport.

Key Dates

This is a rolling grant program, you are able to submit an Expression of Interest accepted at any time.  An assessment panel meets monthly to review submissions and if your documentation is lodged by the second Monday of the month it will be assessed in that month.

If invited to submit a full application, it will be assessed bi-monthly by the Funding Assessment Committee, with the assessment beginning from October 2018. Applications submitted by the first Monday of the month, will assessed in the same month.

Budget

2018-19

The 2018-19 budget for Planning and Research Program is $300,000.

Eligible Applicants

South Australian based not-for-profit and for-profit organisations can apply.

Eligible Projects and Amounts

Eligible applicants are able to apply for up to $100,000 per application. Local Councils and Universities can apply up to 50% of the total project cost to the maximum of $100,000. Where a grant amount above 50 per cent of total project costs is sought, applicants will be required to provide justification.

Planning Projects

Applicants can apply for funding for the following planning types:

State-wide Facility Plans

Planning that assists state active recreation or sporting organisations to identify and prioritise their facility needs on a state-wide level.

Regional Active Recreation and Sport Plans

Planning on a regional Level (across multiple council areas) that identifies and prioritises the regions recreation and sport facility needs.

Major (State or Regional Level) Facility Master Plans

Planning to develop a comprehensive master plan that will provide direction for the long term facility development of major (State or Regional Level) active recreation or sport facilities (refer definitions for more detail)

Facility Development Business Case

Development of a Business Case to justify investment in the development of major (State or Regional Level) active recreation or sport facilities (refer definitions for more detail).

Research Projects

Examples of research projects that may be funded are listed below. The list is not exhaustive and other projects that meet the objectives of the program are welcome.

Scientific Research Projects

Research that seeks to acquire new knowledge, gather measurable evidence to test the validity of hypothesises, or to answer a specific question.

An example of a research question that could be examined using a scientific approach is “children that play organised sport are more likely to accumulate sufficient physical activity to derive health benefits”.

Applied Research Projects

Original investigations to solve practical problems or to exploit emerging opportunities experienced in the real world.

Examples of applied research projects include how innovations can be embedded into practice, investigating best practice for implementing child safe recreation environments, and the analysis of data sets resulting in benefits for active recreation and sport.

Evaluation Projects

Projects that aim to systematically investigate the appropriateness, effectiveness and/or efficiency of active recreation and sport programs and projects.

The research grant program will consider both formative evaluation projects (that seek to understand and improve ongoing projects and programs) and summative evaluation projects (that assess the outcomes of completed projects and programs).

Assessment Criteria

Projects will be assessed against the following criteria.

Planning Projects

Project Justification

  • extent to which the project responds to an identified community and/or active recreation or sport need or issue

Project Delivery

  • extent to which the applicant has demonstrated the capacity to deliver the project
  • extent to which the project considers gender equity of programming/scheduling at the facility

Stakeholder Engagement

  • extent to which the project is supported by the key stakeholders
  • extent to which project has committed funding from other project partners (e.g. applicant organisation, local government).

Strategic Outcomes

  • extent to which the project meets the aims of the grant program
  • extent to which the project is aligned with the applicants strategic plan
  • extent to which the project has a state-wide or regional focus

Please note that proposals that are collaborations across local councils and/or active recreation or sport organisations are encouraged.

Research Projects

Research significance/relevance

Applicants are to define the problem that will be solved or the opportunity that will be pursued through the research project and the benefits for sport and recreation in South Australia.

  • extent to which the proposed research will fill a significant gap that will improve the knowledge base, practice or decision making relating to active recreation or sport in South Australia.
  • that seek to identify and address barriers to participation
  • that seek to identify and address barriers for low participation cohorts

Research merit

Applicants are to describe in full the research process and the method(s) that will be employed to complete the research project.

  • extent to which the research is well considered and employs a sound methodology.
  • will the research be peer reviewed

Collaboration

Applicants are required to describe the involvement and contribution of research partners as well as the dissemination strategy to be implemented at the conclusion of the project including target market, communication channels, engagement strategy and timeframes.

  • extent to which the applicant has involved relevant stakeholders in scoping, implementing and disseminating the research.
  • Extent that the research process will forge collaborations between research organisations and the active recreation and sport industry

Ability/capacity to deliver

Applicants are to include the qualifications of researchers, a summary of relevant experience in undertaking similar research projects and a detailed budget for the research proposal.

  • extent to which the proposal involves the necessary expertise, experience and resources.

Assessment Process

The following process outlines how the Planning and Research Program operates.

STEP 1 – Expression of Interest

Eligible applicants may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via email (ORSgrants@sa.gov.au) at any time using the template provided online.

STEP 2 – EOI Review

The Planning and Research Program Funding Assessment Committee meets monthly to review all EOI that are received by 5pm on the second Monday of the month.

STEP 3 – EOI Outcome

Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing will contact applicants to advise the outcome of an EOI.

Each EOI will be assigned one of the following status.

STEP 4 - Assessment Criteria

Successful EOIs that progress to the application stage, will be assessed by a Funding Assessment Committee on merit against the following criteria.

Endorsed: applicant will be invited to submit an official grant application for assessment.

Declined: the proposal does not align with the Planning and Research Program assessment criteria or the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing strategic objectives and will not be considered any further.

STEP 5 – Recommendations

Once assessment is completed, funding recommendations are forwarded to the Chief Executive, Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing, for consideration.

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Guidelines

Managing your Grant

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Variations to your grant

When unforeseen circumstances occur in the delivery of your grant. Grantees can seek additional time or to amend the purpose of the grant. For further information Grant Variation Fact Sheet (PDF, 195 KB)

Contact Us

Funding Services
Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

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

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