Recreational Sports

WA Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund – Small Grants

  • Applications Open:  This program is open on an ongoing basis.
  • Grants: between $5,000 and $100,000

The program seeks to provide cash assistance to community groups and local governments to develop basic infrastructure for recreation and sport .

Key Requirements

The eligible applicant is required to meet the main criteria include:

  • Design
  • Project justification
  • Community consultation
  • Planned approach
  • Management planning
  • Access and opportunity
  • Financial viability
  • Sustainability
  • Potential to increase physical activity

What is eligible for funding?

The eligible applicant activities include:

  • Practice wickets and cricket pitch
  • Various planning studies to a maximum grant amount of $25,000
  • Safety fences for sport and recreation facilities.
  • Storage upgrades
  • Change rooms refurbishments
  • Water collection systems, large scale dams, and pipelines for distribution (maximum grant offered is $60,000)
  • Small floodlighting projects
  • Court surface conversion

What companies are eligible for funding?

To be eligible, the applicants must:

  • Have ABN.
  • Either a local government or recreation, a not-for-profit sport,  or community organisation incorporated under the WA Associations Incorporation Act 1987

Is this grant competitive or entitlement based?

Competitive. Your application will be assessed among other applications by a judging panel.

How can I increase my chances of winning this grant?

By engaging an accredited government grants consultant, such as Avant Group.

Competitive grants often require significant business case development and project analysis to support the application, this may include detailed presentations supporting the project’s merit, projected sales, cost-benefit analysis and more.

As part of your engagement with Avant Group, your account manager will assess the required documents and will provide the following as needed to support your grant submission.

Grant application writeup including a detailed presentation illustrating how the grant funding will contribute to your project, how the funding will contribute to the project’s budget, a project milestone plan, delivery timeline, impact on employment if applicable and a breakdown of the management and leadership team for the project

  • Industry analysis presentation
  • Competitor Analysis Presentation
  • Marketing and Sales Analysis Presentation
  • 3-5 year Cashflow Forecast
  • 3-5 year Balance Sheet Forecast
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Grant Funding
  • End-to-end grant application including information collating, analysis and application writing
  • CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) cost-benefit analysis
  • Stakeholder relations and Risk Mitigation Plans
  • Any other relevant forecasting that will support your application

How can I get help with my application? Or know if I’m likely to win funding?

Avant Group offers a no-obligation assessment of your eligibility for funding and will assess your likelihood of a successful grant application.