Up to $10,000 is available to support facilities improvement and give more opportunities for Tasmanians to participate in sport and recreation.
The Sport and Recreation Minor Grants Program offers financial assistance towards equipment purchases and/or the development/improvement of facilities or playing surfaces that directly benefit sport and recreation clubs and improve opportunities for Tasmanians to participate in sport and active recreation. Funding for this program is allocated from the Community Support Levy.
Funds for the Minor Grants Program are made available from the Tasmanian Government’s Community Support Levy (CSL). The CSL is funded from a percentage of the gross profits from gaming machines in hotels and clubs in Tasmania. The disbursement of CSL funds is outlined in Section 151 of the Gaming Control Act 1993. The CSL is distributed by the Treasurer in the following manner:
- 25% for the benefit of sport and recreation clubs;
- 25% for the benefit of charitable organisations;
- 50% for the provision of:
- research into gambling; and
- services for the prevention of compulsive gambling; and
- treatment or rehabilitation of compulsive gamblers; and
- community education concerning gambling; and
- other health services.
In 2016-17, it is anticipated that approximately $290 000 will be distributed under the Sport and Recreation Minor Grants Program.
Funding limits for each application are detailed below:
- Minimum funding amount: $500
- Maximum funding amount: $10 000
Organisations can apply for no more than 50 per cent of the total project cost. You must provide your own funding and/or demonstrate the ability to leverage funding from other sources for at least 50 per cent of the project cost.
The program will support projects that are essential for, and directly related to, the provision of new or improved sport and/or active recreation participation opportunities.
Eligible projects are:
- the purchase of equipment; and/or
- the development/improvement of facilities or playing surfaces
Relevant legislation requires that funding under this program is provided to a sport or recreation club, or a provider of a project that directly benefits sport or recreation club/s in Tasmania.
In addition, applicants must be:
- incorporated, not-for-profit organisations;
- local government authorities (councils); or
- not-for-profit companies registered under company law.
Applications close 26 September 2016.