Application are now open for the Regional Sport Facilty Fund.
The NSW Government has committed $50 million to the Regional Sport Facility Fund over two-years, helping create spaces and facilities that enable communities to enjoy and take part in sport.
The NSW Government recognizes the critical role local sport infrastructure plays in keeping communities healthy, active and connected.
The Fund will support the development of well-designed and used new and improved sport infrastructure projects that can directly impact and support participation and performance opportunities in sports at all levels.
The key objectives of the Fund are to:
- increase the number and type of sporting facilities;
- improve the standard of existing sporting facilities;
- increase participation in sport.
The Fund aims to increase participation in sport, through provision of universally designed, innovative and aspirational facilities that aim to be beyond compliant. The aim is to design and construct quality new sport facilities and upgrade and expand existing sport facilities for people and communities that need it most.
- $ 50 million has been allocated to the Fund over two-years for sport facility projects.
- The Regional Sport Facility Fund provides grants between $ 100,000 and $ 1 million.
- For projects costing $ 1 million or more, a 25 percent financial co-contribution of the grant amount requested will be required. For all other projects, a financial co-contribution w ill be considered favorably.
Eligible applicants are:
- Local Government Authorities in Regional NSW, Lord Howe Island and the Unincorporated Far West
- NSW State Sporting Organizations, State Sporting Organizations for People with Disability or the National Sporting Organization where the state body is part of a unitary governance model
- Incorporated, community-based, not-forprofit sporting organizations, such as clubs and associations whose primary purpose is to organize sporting activities / deliver sport programs
- Organizations providing sport and recreation programs that benefit the community, such as PCYCs, YMCA and YWCA
- Organizations that own and administer public parklands
- Private enterprises (for-profit organizations).
For more information, visit https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/regional-sport-facility-fund