Sport - cricket
Sport, Women

Her Sport Her Way

Funder:  NSW – Sport

Grant Background: The Her Sport Her Way Grant Program provides more than $2.5 million over four years to assist NSW State Sporting Organisations to develop and deliver new initiatives to increase participation of women and girls in sport, on and off the field, with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

The grant program provides opportunities to explore new ways of doing things, and to test new ideas. It will provide a platform to drive powerful change for women and girls.

Program objectives:

  • Increase the number of women and girls playing sport and improve the retention of adolescent girls
  • Increase the number of women in leadership positions both on and off the field
  • Improve gender inclusive sporting cultures and environments

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Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.  Given the events of summer 2019/20, it has also been expanded to offer funding to support recovery in bushfire-affected communities.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and designed to be able to help communities address different needs and opportunities, as and when they emerge. Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

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Children & Youth

Everyone Can Play

Funder:  NSW – Planning

Grant Background: The Everyone Can Play (ECP) grant program is a NSW Government commitment to support councils to renew, renovate and build inclusive playspaces across all of NSW to ensure people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can play.

Up to $4 million dollars of funding will be available to all NSW LGAs to upgrade and deliver new and inclusive playspaces. A further $3 million dollars of program funding will be accelerated in 2020-2021 to prioritise eligible applications from bushfire and drought affected LGAs that can demonstrate benefits to affected communities.

In addition to the standard categories for new and upgraded playspaces, a small number of eligible and exemplar proposals from the bushfire and drought projects may be selected by the assessment panel to access funds of up to $700,000 and to scale up into destination style Demonstration Projects. Special conditions also apply to bushfire and drought affected LGAs across all funding categories to try to make the funding more accessible to councils..

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Sport - cricket
Sport

Local Sport Grant Programme

Funder:  NSW – Sport

 Grant Background: The Local Sport Grant Program (LSGP) aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport in NSW.  The Local Sports Grant funding is available across all electorates in NSW.

There are four project types within the Program:

  1.  Sport Development
    2.    Sport Event
    3.    Sport Access
    4.    Sport Facility

The overall objectives of the Program are to:

  • Increase regular and on-going participation in sport
  • Increase participation and access for women, girls or population groups with low rates of participation
  • Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity
  • Assist sport clubs to provide quality service to their members and meet community needs.

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Community
Community, Health

Veteran and Community Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The objective of the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community; and
  • Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

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Sport

Local Sport Grant Programme

Funder:  NSW – Sport

Grant Background: The $4.6 million Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW.

This year’s program has been established to:

  • target opportunities specifically for women and girls
  • overall participation opportunities
  • support local communities affected by drought.

The Local Sports Grant funding is available across all electorates in NSW.

There are four project types within the Program:

  1. Sport Development
  2. Community Sport Events
  3. Sport Access
  4. Facility Development.

The overall objectives of the Program are to:

  • Increase regular and on-going participation in sport or structured physical activity.
  • Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity.
  • Assist sport clubs provide quality service to their members.
  • Increase the number of well-managed facilities that meet the needs of users.

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Community, Health

Veteran and Community Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program offers opportunities for both the veteran and broader community to participate in, and benefit from, projects that support healthy lifestyles, enhance quality of life and assist veterans and war widows/widowers to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

The objective of the Veteran and Community Grants Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and well-being.

The V&CG is intended to:

  • promote and enhance healthy lifestyles, particularly physical activity and mental well-being;
  • support quality independent living at home;
  • encourage involvement in community activities;
  • reduce social isolation;
  • encourage supportive and safe communities;
  • increase access to community services;
  • address gaps in local services;
  • support carers;
  • increase nutrition;
  • increase social connectedness; and
  • increase mental wellness.

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