Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program

Date/Deadline: 09 Dec, 2022

Providing access to funding for the development of sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit-for-purpose active recreation and sport facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community. The Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program will assist eligible organisations to develop infrastructure that directly addresses demonstrated need and supports participation through the rational development of good quality projects.

To be eligible for CRSFP funding, organisations must:

• Be a not-for-profit sport club, association or sports facility manager incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985 (SA), or hold a comparable legal status; or
• Be a local council; or
• Be a school council/board of management; and
• Have been operating for 12 months or longer.

Eligible Projects and Amount

All projects must be located within South Australia and evidence permission from the landowner (where the project is located). For projects located at a school, the applicant must provide evidence that the project will be used by clubs and the local community outside of school hours and evidence that it is contributing significant financial resources towards the project.

Applicants should demonstrate how their project will achieve program objectives. Examples of eligible projects may include:

• Construction or upgrade of an active recreation and sport facility or multi-use sports hub. Some examples of this include:
– Significant upgrades to playing surfaces, including multi-sport upgrades and resurfacing that supports increased use.
– Building, expanding and/or upgrading change rooms, parent and child change spaces and officials’ areas.
– Improved sports floodlighting and safety lighting.
• Upgrade of an aquatic facility.
• Modifications to ensure that an existing facility meets environmental and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
• Construction/development of trails (walking, horse, bike, water-based).
• Water and energy saving initiatives including water harvesting, installation of new or upgrades to existing irrigation infrastructure, connection to existing water infrastructure, more efficient lighting, installation of solar panels and other innovative smart technologies.

Please note that the list above includes example projects that may be funded. The list is by no means exhaustive and applications for other projects that meet the objectives of the program will be considered.

Where applicable, all projects must also meet relevant state sporting organisation and Australian Standards (e.g. change room dimensions) as well as complying with universal design principals (e.g. unisex toilets/showers).

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