NSW Government: Office of Communities, Sport & Recreation - Participation and Facility Program
NSW clubs please have a look at the following grant that might be relevant to you. It's worth having a look over to see if it may be beneficial for your club to pursue.
The focus of this program is to provide increased opportunities for participation in sport and recreation and assist with the funding for the development of local and regional level sport and recreation facilities in NSW.
What are the objectives of this grant?
This Participation and Facility Program aims to:
Increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and recreation,
Assist people that traditionally face barriers to participation to become more active.
There are two distinct project types within the Participation and Facility Program, these being:
Participation projects – that deliver a sport or physical activity participation experience to an identified group of people,
Facility development projects – building new or upgrading sport and recreation facilities.
Applicants will be required to identify upfront the type of project for which they are applying as different information is required for different project types, for example information confirming planning consent and quotes are required for a facility project type.
What are the objectives of the overall program?
The overall objectives are:
Increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport, recreation or structured physical activity in a sustainable manner,
Address barriers to participation in sport, recreation and structured physical activity.
Your project must address one or both of these objectives. Additionally, you may wish to address one of the project type specific objectives in order to strengthen your application.
Project type specific objectives
Participation objectives are to:
Deliver a program or service that will assist people become more active through participation in sport and recreation,
Build the capacity of the organisation to enhance provision of sport and recreation services,
Provide accreditation or training to develop the skills of volunteers to enable sport, recreation and structured physical activity programs to be conducted in locations across NSW.
Facility development objectives are to:
Improve safety at sport and recreation facilities,
Improve amenities at sport and recreation facilities,
Develop environmentally sustainable sport and recreation facilities.
If you are not sure of the project type please contact Sport and Recreation on 13 13 02 or email
What funding is available?
Grants are capped at $50,000 for facility projects and $10,000 for participation projects. Funding is available for projects throughout NSW. Organisations may apply for multiple projects or project types; however the maximum available to any one organisation is $50,000 in a financial year. The amount organisations request should reflect the scale of the project. Organisations must contribute 50% or more to the project. This can include voluntary labour, donated materials and/or equipment or other resources. It is expected that the applicant will cover any administration costs incurred with the project. Funding should be expended within 18 months of the date of signing the funding agreement.
Who can apply?
NSW incorporated, community based not-for-profit organisations,
NSW Local Government Authorities operating under the Local Government Act (1993).
When can I apply?
Opening date: 2 August 2012 / Closing date: 3 September 2012
Round 2: Opening date: 21 January 2013 / Closing date: 26 February 2013
To ensure you meet eligibility criteria and understand the application requirements, please download and read the guidelines for this program (PDF below).
Office of Communities Funding Participation and Facility Program Guidelines
Office of Communities Website