The Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership (MYSP) Program is an initiative of the Australian Government and forms a key part of Australia’s multicultural policy. The objective of the MYSP Program is to create sustainable opportunities for youth from new and emerging communities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in sport and physical activity within local communities.
Grant funding available under the MYSP Program is $300,000 annually. Grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 are available to eligible organisations that can demonstrate a capacity to develop strong partnerships to deliver sustainable sport participation programs for youth from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and assist in integrating them into sporting and physical activities. For this purpose, youth is defined as those up to and including 30 years of age. Funding should complement a series of activities and sustain the operation of a partnership network between community organisations (including those receiving government funding to support migrants such as settlement service providers, migrant resource centres and multicultural youth organisations) and local sporting organisations.
What can grants be used for?
Grants are available for programs/projects consistent with the objective of the MYSP Program to engage multicultural youth in participating in sport and physical activity, such as:
- Cross cultural awareness training for sporting organisations
- Sport awareness training for community groups
- Sports coach and official training for community groups
- Facilitating English as a Second Language training for volunteers
- Promotion of local sporting opportunities and inclusive club-based activities
- Facilitating linkages between school and club-based activities
- Running community sporting carnivals and participation programs
- Running modified sport exposure programs
Funding will not be available for:
- Programs/projects that are inconsistent with the objective of the MYSP Program
- Retrospective project/program costs
- Duplication of existing services or funding
- Subsidy of general ongoing administrative costs of an organisation
To be eligible for a MYSP Program grant an organisation must be one of the following:
- not for profit, incorporated, community and/or sporting organisation
- local government organisation
- educational institution
Those ineligible to apply for a MYSP Program grant include:
- unincorporated organisations
- political organisations
Online applications for the 2011-12 MYSP Program open on Friday 29 April 2011 and close on Friday 27 May 2011. Eligible organisations may apply for grants between $5,000 and $50,000 per annum for a period of one year.
The MYSP Program is a discretionary, merit-based grants program. Submitting an application does not guarantee that an applicant organisation will receive a grant. Decisions are final and there is no review or appeal process.
All successful grant recipients will be required to acquit grant funds and submit a project report on their project/program.