The Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund has been established by the NSW Government to create spaces and places that enable communities to participate in sport at all levels.
The fund will invest in new and existing facilities to improve the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure across Greater Sydney.
About the Program
The main objective of the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund is to ensure funding is allocated to those sporting facilities that deliver the best outcomes for the communities they support.
The aim is to ensure that the right investments in community sport facilities are made and that the best value possible is achieved.
The overall Fund objectives are to:
- Increase the number and type of sport facilities
- Improve the standard of existing sport facilities
- Increase participation in sport.
An allocation of $100 million is available over three years for sport facility projects. There will approximately be $33 million available per year for the next three years.
Funding for individual projects:
- The Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund will provide grants up to $5 million for sport facility projects.
- For projects worth more than $1 million a 25 percent co-contribution of the grant amount requested will be required.
Opening and Closing Dates
- The first round of the fund will open 1 June 2018.
- The Expressions of Interest can be submitted over a three month period.
- Expressions of Interest for the first round will close on 31 August 2018.
Who is eligible to apply?
Funding is available for projects in all Greater Sydney local government areas, from eligible applicants.
Eligible applicants are:
- 33 local government authorities in Greater Sydney
- NSW state sporting organisations or the National sporting organisation where the state body is part of a unitary governance model
- Incorporated, community-based, not-for-profit sporting organisations (clubs and associations whose primary purpose is to organise sporting activities/deliver sport programs) and organisations providing sport and recreation programs that benefit the community, such as PCYCs, YMCA and YWCA
- Educational organisations (such as schools, TAFEs and universities) in conjunction with local councils and local or state sporting entities
- Private enterprises.
What types of projects will be funded?
The following types of projects are the focus of the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund:
- The development and construction of new sport facilities or the upgrade and/or expansion of existing sport facilities
- Multi-sport, multi-purpose facilities
- Amenity buildings such as storage, kiosks, club rooms, dressing rooms and grandstands
- High performance centres/centres of excellence
- Multi-use facilities primarily intended to be used for sport, but which can also be used for other events that contribute to the local community
- New or upgraded facilities to provide for the increased participation of women and girls
- Facilities that promote inclusion in sport, and especially remove barriers to participation for people with disability.