Strategic Partnership Program

Up to $250,000 is available for projects that assists the people of NSW participate in sport and recreation.   Strategic Partnership Program

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The Office of Communities  aims to develop  vibrant, sustainable  and inclusive communities  in New South Wales. This is achieved through:

  • Strengthening  opportunities for people across NSW to be involved in their communities
  • Promoting  the  interests  of specific  population  groups  including  children  and young  people and Aboriginal people
  • Increasing opportunities for participation in recreation, sport and community life at all levels
  • Investing in community facilities including sport and recreation infrastructure.

Sport  and Recreation,  within  the Office  of Communities,  assists  the people  of NSW participate  in sport and recreation as a contribution to community wellbeing.’

Sport  and  active  recreation  delivers  many  personal  and  community  benefits  including  developing self-esteem,  maintaining  health and fitness, nurturing talented athletes and contributing to individual enjoyment of life.

The  primary  focus  of  this  Program  is  to  enable  Sport  and  Recreation   to  partner  with  other Government agencies and key industry stakeholders to address priority issues and capitalise on opportunities as they arise.


Success Stories

Greater Shepparton City Council

Bulletpoint assisted the Greater Shepparton City Council to receive $7.19 million towards the Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct.

This project will substantially expand the capacity of the 65 hectare Greater Shepparton Regional Sports Precinct (GSRSP) by building new fields and facilities for a range of sports.

It will provide modern infrastructure for the site, including a linking boulevard, fencing, landscaping, playgrounds,signage, car parks, traffic signals and supporting works.

The project will include construction of five new football fields, a new synthetic hockey pitch and athletics track, and eight new netball courts, together with upgrades to existing multipurpose fields. New lighting, pavilions and improved spectator amenities feature in most elements of the project.



The Strategic Partnership Program objectives include:

  1. Increase  regular  and  on-going  participation  opportunities  in sport,  recreation  or structured physical activity by working in partnership with other agencies and stakeholders on specific projects of significant public benefit.
  2. Assist people from identified groups that face barriers to participating  in sport and recreation.
  3. Working towards NSW 2021 goals.


Eligible Projects

Eligible Projects include:

  • that   contribute   to  a  multi-agency   approach/initiative   addressing   an  identified community issue
  • that contribute  to a whole of government  response  to an identified  community  or industry issue
  • that use sport and recreation to address an industry or community issue and involve multiple stakeholders
  • that produce  information that will inform future initiatives and interventions that use Sport and Recreation as a catalyst for community development
  • that produce information that will inform future initiatives that address an industry or community issue

Projects will not be funded that:

  • provide little or no public benefit
  • are narrow in scope and do not address a recognised Government  or industry issue
  • include facility development, except where the facility upgrade is an integral part of a broader project
  • include equipment, uniforms, venue hire and registration fees, except where these are required as part of a broader project with specific community or industry outcomes



Amounts  will  be  negotiated   in  line  with  other  agency  and  stakeholder  contributions.   A maximum contribution from the Program is $250,000.



Applications are by invitation only.


Expert Assistance

Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.

The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.

Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation. We are an independent grants consultancy and not affiliated, associated nor endorsed by any government agency.

We know what it takes to secure this grant.

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