Sport and Recreation Capital Works Program in Australia
The City of Mount Gambier Sport and Recreation Capital Works Program fosters and assists in the development and/or capital renewal of Sport and Recreation infrastructure, within the City.
- An allocation of $100,000 has been made in Councils 2023/2024 budget for distribution in this annual program.
- Applications for funding under the Sport and Recreation Capital Works Program, as a general rule, should be for projects with a minimum total project cost of $10,000 and a maximum project cost of $50,000.
- For any application over $50,000, a separate business case should be provided prior to 30 November to be considered in Council’s annual budget process for funding in the next financial year.
What Types of Projects are eligible for Program Funding?
- Capital renewal of existing asset infrastructure e.g. replace lighting, pitches, upgrade courts, capital repair of buildings, grounds etc.
- Capital upgrades to enhance existing asset infrastructure e.g. building extensions, rebuild structures, upgrade lighting, additional new facilities etc.
- New capital assets – to build/develop assets not previously provided e.g. new clubrooms, toilets, lighting, change rooms etc.
- Projects which are aimed at increasing the community usage of specific sport or recreation facilities.
- Projects that improve existing buildings, fire or public safety including disability access and inclusion to meet current standards relative to their use.
- Projects that are consistent with and contribute to Council’s Strategic Objectives including its Sport, Recreation and Open Spaces Strategy (SROSS) and Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).
- In respect of projects involving buildings or infrastructure, preference will be given to applications which aim to renovate, overhaul or repair existing buildings or facilities, rather than the construction of new or additional facilities.
- Any Sport or Recreation organisation, which is based in the City of Mount Gambier area and who’s activities are predominantly conducted within the City of Mount Gambier.
- Be a previous Starclub Member at a minimum rating of 2 as a pre-condition for release of funds.
- Applicants must have a current Australian Business Number (ABN) issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Applications will not be considered unless the applicant has an ABN at the time of submitting the grant application.
- An organisation may only submit one application per financial year.
- Primary and Secondary schools are generally excluded from applying, unless they can demonstrate that their project is predominantly for the benefit of the wider community.
- Routine or ongoing operating costs (staff wages, rent, electricity, water, insurance etc), the purchase of land or the repayment of financial loans.
- Projects which have already commenced or completed prior to grants being awarded.
- Projects submitted by individuals.
For more information, visit City of Mount Gambier.