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1 Office for Recreation and Sport Funding Services Information Session Chris Burden – Senior Funding Consultant

2 Agenda What funding is available? –Active Club Program (ACP) –Community Recreation and Sports Facility Program (CRSFP) –Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program (SRSP) –Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program (SRDIP) Important things to consider Grants and GST How applications are assessed How to apply & useful tips Dates to remember Assistance provided by ORS

3 Not-for-profit sport or active recreation organisations –Organisations purpose must be to deliver sport or active recreation Properly constituted Incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985 or comparable legal status Must not hold a Gaming Machines Licence No outstanding Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) grants It is important that: the organisation registered with Starclub the organisation affiliated with their peak body Active Club Program - Eligibility

4 $2.35 Million per year available – There are two (2) rounds per year –next round (round 36) anticipated to open August 2013 Notional allocation of $50,000 per electorate per year –$30,000 towards facilities (round 37 only) –$10,000 towards programs and equipment (round 36 and round 37) PROGRAMS AND EQUIPMENT Maximum of $5,000 grant per club (categories in application form) Can receive grants in consecutive funding rounds Can apply for facilities and programs and equipment in the same round FACILITIES Maximum of $20,000 grant per club Clubs must contribute at least 50% towards the total cost of the project Project cannot commence until funding has been approved Active Club Program

5 Not-for-profit community based organisations –Organisations purpose must be to manage sport or recreational facilities Must not hold a Gaming Machines Licence No outstanding Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) grants Councils may apply where the project is part of a planning document (feasibility study/master plan) which justifies and prioritises the need for the project and evidence that it is contributing significant financial resources towards the project Schools (school councils/boards of management) may apply where it is demonstrated that the project will be utilised by clubs and the local community outside of school hours and is contributing significant financial resources Community Recreation and Sports Facility Program - Eligibility

6 $6.958 Million available for 2014/15 – next round anticipated to open August 2013 Four (4) separate categories CATEGORY 1 – Facility Planning Projects. No restrictions on level of funding available. However expectation that key stakeholders will make a significant contribution towards the project cost CATEGORY 2– request for funding is between $1 to $200,000 CATEGORY 3 – request for funding is between $200,001 to $500,000 CATEGORY 4 – Major community hubs or sporting facilities, the request for funding can be up to $2million Landowner must be contributing significant financial resources Project must have been identified and prioritised as part of a planning process Project cannot commence until funding has been approved Community Recreation and Sports Facility Program

7 To be eligible for funding through the Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program, organisations must be recognised as one of the following: –State Sporting Organisation (SSO) –State Active Recreation Organisation (SARO) –Industry Representative Body (IRB) A list of organisations that will be considered for Sport and Recreation Sustainability Funding can be found at: If your organisation is not currently listed, you will need to contact a Funding Consultant at the Office for Recreation and Sport for further details on the screening process. (Being on the list provided does not guarantee funding) Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program - Eligibility

8 $3.1Million per year available –Organisations that fit into any of the listed categories and is not currently receiving funding should contact the Office for Recreation and Sport Provides funding for leadership, policies and services provided Maximum of $100,000 Minimum of $10,000 3 year notional allocation NOTE: Organisations will not be considered for funding if they have ORS grant acquittals and/or reports overdue and/or they have a financial turnover of $10 Million or more. Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program

9 To be eligible for funding through the Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program, an organisation must be: A sport or active recreation organisation; or A non-sport or active recreation organisation where the project outcomes deliver significant benefit for sport or active recreation organisations or where the project benefits targeted populations and does not duplicate a program delivered by sport or active recreation organisations. Be not-for-profit Be properly constituted and incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (1985) or have another comparable legal status Not have any Office for Recreation and Sport grant acquittals and/or reports overdue Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program - Eligibility

10 $4.073 Million budget for 2014/15 – next round anticipated to open October 2013 Provides funding to projects that contribute to the growth of an organisation, sport or active recreation There is no maximum amount that can be requested but the application demonstrate value for money Organisations can submit multiple applications –The organisations capacity to deliver multiple projects will be considered as part of the assessment process Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program

11 The following are examples of projects that will not be considered for funding: Projects that do not meet the definition of active recreation or sport (refer Definitions in the guidelines) Facility related projects School based projects conducted during curriculum time that do not link participants to out-of-school hours community based programs Purchase of vehicles Grant Programs Projects MUST have a demonstrated sport or active recreation outcome and align with the ORS strategic direction Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program

12 Important things to consider Grants and GST It is strongly recommended that applicants seek independent legal and financial advice to determine all taxation implications before submitting an application. Successful applicants who are GST registered will have their grant amount grossed up by 10% to offset the GST payable on the grant. If not GST registered, grant will not be grossed up. If successful, organisations cannot have their Grant Agreement transferred to another body on the basis of GST registration.

13 How applications are assessed STEP 1 – Application Screening The applicant organisation is eligible The project is eligible The application has been completed in full, and all essential information has been provided Please note: incomplete applications may be deemed ineligible and not assessed STEP 2 – Assessment against criteria All eligible applications are assessed against the specific criteria of each program (refer specific guidelines) Questions in application forms are designed to match criteria Projects are scored and ranked on the basis of information provided in the application

14 How applications are assessed (cont.) STEP 3 – Recommendations Funding recommendations forwarded to the Minister for Recreation and Sport for consideration. All organisations will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application Please note: Satisfying the assessment criteria alone does not guarantee funding - assessed against the relative merits of other projects number of eligible applications and funds sought exceed the funds available no guarantee projects will be successful, nor that all successful applications will receive the full amount of funding requested.

15 How to apply and useful tips 1.If you have any questions contact a Funding Consultant 2.Dont leave getting essential documentation (such as quotes, letters of support and landowner consent form) till the last minute 3.Complete the application in full 4.Typed applications are preferred, but neatly handwritten applications are acceptable 5.Keep your responses to the questions clear and concise. If you need to attach additional information (photos etc), ensure they are clearly labelled 6.Have the right people sign the application form –(1 person must be a Board/Management Committee member) 7.Before lodging your application, check that all questions have been answered and that all of the essential documents is attached

16 How to apply & useful tips (cont.) 8.Retain a copy of your application and original supporting documentation 9.Send in the original completed and signed application form with copies of support documentation by the closing time and date Only supply 1 copy of everything Only signed original applications can be lodged – FAX or applications will not be accepted Do not bind applications or use display folders No late applications will be accepted and any applications that are incomplete may not be assessed NOTE: Funding programs are a very competitive process with no guarantees

17 Assistance provided by ORS ORS Funding Services staff can help you by: Giving you general advice about whether your project application is on the right track before you submit it Give you feedback if you are unsuccessful Answering specific questions about programs, criteria and the assessment process I would encourage you to contact the relevant Funding Consultant to discuss your project prior to applying

18 Further information in relation to these programs can be obtained on the ORS website: recsport.sa.gov.au Funding Services Contact Details: (08) THANK YOU


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