The Our Sporting Future Program has been established to assist community sporting organisations with the implementation of small to medium sized facility development projects and development programs for new and emerging sporting organisations across the municipality.
Examples of projects funded in the past; sport surface development, OHS and public safety improvements, lighting upgrades, pavilion upgrades, club development including access and participation programs, universal access improvement.
This funding program has three components:
Minor will accommodate projects on a $1 to $1 basis requesting assistance from Council of up to, but not exceeding $15,000. Organisations may include up to 25% of the project cost as in-kind costs. Maximum of one successful funding application every two financial years per organisation.
Major will accommodate projects on a $1 to $1 basis requesting assistance from the Council of up to, but not exceeding $30,000. There is no in-kind component for Major projects. Maximum of one successful application every four financial years per organisation.
Sports Aid will provide funding between $500 and $5,000 (without matching contributions) for the following types of projects:
- projects that provide support to new and developing sporting organisations;
- projects for special access and/or participation projects (that have not been tried before) i.e. a junior program to attract more members or a program that targets a specific group that have not been involved before with the organisation; and/or
- planning initiatives that address the future sport and recreation needs of the club/organisation i.e. strategic or business plan, facility plan or detail design work on a facility improvement.
A maximum of 3 projects over five years, or a maximum contribution of $10,000 over a three year period per organisation.
For more information, guidelines, FAQ’s, visit: https://greatershepparton.com.au/community/grants-and-funding/our-sporting-future