Up to $30,000 is available to support sports or active recreation programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
The Indigenous Sports Partnered Programs (ISPP), administered by Sport and Recreation Services (SRS), is a funding program for eligible organisations seeking financial support for sport or active recreation programs that target Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Funding for the ISPP has been provided to the ACT Government through the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).
Indigenous Sports Partnered Programs (ISPP) aims to:
- To increase participation in sport and active recreation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
- To encourage the sport and active recreation industry to be innovative and implement new or improve existing programs to increase participation opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
- To provide education and training opportunities for employees, volunteers, club members etc. that will assist in the improved development and delivery of sport and active recreation activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and
- To assist organisations purchase non-consumable, specialised equipment that will increase sport and active recreation opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Through the Indigenous Sports Partnered Programs (ISPP), organisations can apply for up to $30,000. No matching funding is required.
Only organisations are eligible to apply.
In assessing each Indigenous Sports Partnered Programs (ISPP) application SRS will consider the following criteria:
- Why is the project needed?
- What are the key outcomes of the project?
- What partnerships has the applicant formed or identified with key partners, outside of their organisation, to deliver the project?
- e.g. how is the Indigenous community engaged in the project or how is the sport and active recreation industry engaged in the project?
- Is the funding requested appropriate to the projects expected outcomes?
- How will the project support the ACT Government’s ACTIVE2020 Strategy and/or the ACT Government’s vision for recreation, “Connecting & Building Recreation: A vision for the Territory”?
Applications close 26 November 2015.