Sport & Recreation Facilities Program
Sport and Recreation Facilities Program
The objective of the Sport and Recreation Facilities Grant Program (Program) is to encourage and support projects that maintain, develop or upgrade community sport and recreation facilities and associated amenities in the Wakefield Regional Council (Council) area.
Community organisations (including Town Management Committees) responsible for the management of those facilities are eligible to submit applications for funding under the Grant Program. The facilities should currently be in use and accessible to the general community as a sport or recreation area. Community organisations that are geographically remote from a town, may also apply for funding from the Program through their Town Management Committee.
When preparing applications, community organisations must detail forward planning principles - ie long-term goals in the context of their project. Reference should be made to any relevant sections of current planning documents (eg strategic, business or action plans) prepared by Council, identified (refer to Identified Organisations) or community organisations.
Although an application may be assessed as meeting the eligibility criteria and guidelines, and there is no upper limit of funding (with the exception of applications for watering costs), the Grant Program is competitive. Generally, the value of applications received is more than the funds available, and applicants are forewarned that there is no guarantee of success for their application. Applicants may also be granted a lower level of funding than requested, as it is Council’s intention to ensure that available funds assist as many eligible organisations as possible. Fund allocations will be finalised at a meeting of delegates from the relevant Sporting Bodies and Town Committees in May. If no Town Committee exists, the Sporting Body member will be the sole representative for that group at the meeting.
Community organisations are also encouraged to apply for relevant Australian, State Government or other community grant funding. Assistance with relevant grant applications, as well as support letters, are available from the Council Community Development Officer.
Projects approved by Council for 2012/13 are shown in the table below:
|Applying Organisation||Project Details||Total Project Cost||In Kind Contribution||Applicant Contribution||Partner Contribution||Program Contribution|
|Blyth Progress Association||Built in BBQ & seating/Table setting||$3,843||$150||$1,846||$1846|
|Blyth Tennis Club||Upgrade of Kitchen area to compy with OHS requirements||$8,112||$650||$3462||$4,000|
|Blyth Golf Club||New poly rain water tank||$2,200||$200||$900||$1,100|
|Hamley Bridge Community & Sports Centre||Concept Plan for whole complex||$18,790||$5,000||$13,790|
|Hamley Bridge Community & Sports Centre||Upgrade power & plumbing at ammentities||$10,486||$5,486||$5,000|
|Hummocks Watchman Football Club||Extra Lighting on Oval||$1,849||$662||$1,186|
|Brinkworth Netball Club||Re-surfacing of Netball Courts||$38,097||$1,880||$26,217||$10,000|
|Snowtown Centenary Park||Skate park in Snowtown||$131,500||$12,500||$29,000||$80,000.00||$10,000|
|Balaklava Area Committee||Liptrot Cycling Trail||$13,000||$8,000||$5,000|
|Balaklava Pony Club||Peter Menadue Memorial Arena||$5,625||$3,200||$2,425|