In response to the impacts of COVID-19, Council has released a Sports Club Emergency Grant program designed to provide financial assistance to local sports clubs.
Local sports clubs are all in varying positions of financial hardship due to COVID-19, therefore applicants will be weighted against criteria to determine their level of vulnerability. Those deemed high priority can be eligible for grants up to $2000, medium priority up to $1000 and low priority up to $500.
The Sports Club Emergency Grant aims to assist clubs to remain viable so they can get back out on the field and continue to provide opportunities for the community to engage in physical activity through sport.
For more information please refer to the guidelines below.
Grants will be in the form of Council contributing to the payment of an invoice of an eligible expense.
To be eligible for Emergency Sports Funding Clubs must meet the following criteria:
Local sports clubs are all in varying positions of hardship dependent on their level of governance, participation and engagement with community and sponsors.
Applicants will be weighted against criteria to determine their level of vulnerability. Those deemed high priority can be eligible for grants up to $2000, those medium priority up to $1000 and low priority up to $500.
Applications open - Monday 8 June 2020
Applications close - Thursday 31 December 2020 or when funds are exhausted
Applicants notified of outcome – within 10 working days of being received
Invoices that are eligible for a Sports Club Emergency Grant include but are not limited to;
Evidence will need to be provided to demonstrate;
Sports Club Emergency Grants are not a cash pool grant, rather Council will contribute to the payment of an invoice. Invoices can be submitted as paid or outstanding, however they must meet the criteria of an eligible expense.
Successful applicants will receive an EFT transfer for their approved invoice.
Clubs will need to provide receipts of paid invoices for acquittal.
Applicants will need to sign a Conditions of Grant to receive funding.
Please ensure you read the Sports Club Emergency Grant guidelines for detailed information, including assessment criteria, conditions of grant and acquittal requirements.
With an unknown season return and undetermined length for winter sports, we will also be providing fee relief for clubs. We will waive 100% of fees for winter sports clubs in season 2020 and a provide a 50% discount for tennis clubs in the 2020-2021 financial year.
For more information contact the Sports Coordinator Team on 9404 8841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org