What is Community Sport and Recreation Development Program?

The primary objective of the Community Sport and Recreation Development Program (CSRDP) is to, in accordance within the ACTIVE 2020 Strategy, provide financial assistance to eligible sport and physical recreation organisations for outcome based projects, programs and initiatives to support participation in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality programs and services for the benefit of all the Canberra community.

 

Background

Sport and Recreation (within Chief Ministers, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate) is in the business of developing the ACT Community’s physical activity levels from social through to high performance participation through infrastructure planning, athlete support, sector partnerships and capacity building programs to contribute to health, social and economic benefits.

The funding provided by Sport and Recreation is limited and as such, all applications will be assessed on relative merit. It is not possible to approve all requests for assistance, therefore grant funding should not be deemed automatic or anticipated.

The intended outcomes of the CSRDP are to:

  • increase community access and participation in sport and physical recreation;
  • increase participation in active lifestyles, particularly for children and young people;
  • enhance health and well being through active participation in sport and physical recreation;
  • provide training and education opportunities for employees, volunteers and members that will assist in the development of sport and physical recreation organisations;
  • assist sport and physical recreation organisations with constitutional and governance reform;
  • assist in the development of planning initiatives for Sport and Recreation organisations with the view to improving the management and administration of organisations; and
  • assist organisations to purchase non-consumable equipment that will increase sport and physical recreation opportunities.

The Minister for Sport and Recreation is responsible for the final endorsement of all recommendations for the CSRDP.

 

Funding

All organisations must be aware of the following funding parameters:

  • organisations can apply for a minimum of $1,000 in funding to any single application under the CSRDP;
  • all organisations must provide matching funding (dollar for dollar) for financial assistance received under the CSRDP;
  • the organisations financial contribution towards the project must be exclusive of GST; and
  • organisations must be able to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to commence and complete the project.

 

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects include:

  • non consumable equipment items that will assist in increasing opportunities for participation in sport and physical recreation activity;
  • initiatives that are additional to the ‘core business’ of the organisation that aim to increase opportunities for participation in sport and physical recreation activity, including groups that have been traditionally disadvantaged;
  • management improvement initiatives;
  • eligible costs associated with constitutional and governance reform;
  • eligible costs associated with organisation development and planning initiatives; and
  • education and training costs to assist in the development of people within your organisation (employees, volunteers and members).

 

Eligible Applicants

Any organisation applying for funding under the CSRDP must:

  • provide a minimum of one quote (preferably two) outlining all costs associated with the proposed project;
  • be a not for profit organisation;
  • be incorporated in the ACT under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 or a company registered under the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth) with its principal place of business in the ACT;
  • deliver programs within the ACT;
  • have current Public Liability Insurance coverage to a minimum level of $10,000,000;
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) if applicable (if turnover is greater than $150,000 per annum);
  • have compliance requirements under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 up to date; and
  • have satisfactorily acquitted all previous grants provided by Sport and Recreation (except for current year’s funding), including financial acquittals for any other ACT Government agency grant.

 

Timing

Applications close 2 December 2019.

 

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