The Western Australian Government has launched the Small Grant under Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) to provide Western Australian Government financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation.
The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) exemplifies the Western Australian Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State.
The program aims to maintain or increase participation in sport and recreation with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.
Through CSRFF, the Western Australian Government will invest $12.5 million in the 2022–2023 financial year towards the development of quality physical environments in which people can enjoy sport and recreation. The maximum grant offered for standard grant applications is one third of the total estimated project cost (excluding GST) up to a maximum grant of $2 million.
- CSRFF can fund new or upgraded facilities which will maintain or increase physical activity, or result in a more rational use of facilities. Priority will be given to projects that lead to facility sharing and rationalisation. Multi-purpose facilities reduce infrastructure required to meet similar needs and increase sustainability. The program is not designed to provide facilities to meet a club’s ambitions to compete in a higher grade.
- Examples of projects which will be considered for funding include:
- New playing surfaces e.g. ovals, courts, synthetic surfaces etc.
- Change rooms and ablutions
- Sports storage
- Clubrooms including social space, kitchen, administration areas and viewing areas. Please note that these areas have a minimal impact on physical activity and would be considered a lower priority.
- Resurfacing of existing sports surfaces. It is expected that facility managers will budget for these items as part of the ongoing operation of the facility, frequently over 7 to 10 years, and will be considered a low priority for funding. If successful, the project is likely to attract reduced funding of 16.66%. In competitive rounds it is unlikely that these projects will receive funding.
- CSRFF small grants
- Value of total project
- $7500 to $300,000 exclusive of GST.
- Value of grant
- Minimum grant of $2500
- Maximum grant of $100,000
- Value of total project
- Examples of small grant projects:
- Cricket pitch and practice wickets
- Storage upgrades
- Changerooms refurbishments
- Safety fences for sport and recreation facilities, i.e. ballistic sports
- Court surface conversion
- Large scale dams, water collection systems and pipelines for distribution (maximum grant offered is $60,000)
- Various planning studies to a maximum grant amount of $25,000
- Applicants must be either a local government or a not-for-profit sport, recreation or community organisation incorporated under the WA Associations Incorporation Act 2015 and have an Australian Business Number (ABN). Clubs must demonstrate equitable access to the public on a short term and casual basis.
- The land on which the facility is to be developed must be one of the following:
- Crown reserve
- Land owned by a public authority
- Municipal property
- Land held for public purposes by trustees under a valid lease, title or trust deed that adequately protects the interests of the public.
For more information, visit Western Australian Government.