Australian Sports Commission – Community Sport Infrastructure (CSI) Grant ProgramOverview
This program aims to support small to medium scale projects to improve local community sport infrastructure which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs. It has two guiding themes: Community Sporting Hubs and Inclusion.
The objectives of the program are to:
- Support increased growth in sport and physical activity participation.
- Encourage development of multi-use, shared and co-located facilities.
- Offer a range of flexible, community based, participation opportunities.
- Prioritise opportunities for women and girls, multicultural communities and people of all abilities to play sport and be physically active.
- Increase engagement and reach in local communities.
- Promote community pride, connection and leadership.
There are three streams of funding available:
- Stream 1: Up to $50,000
- Stream 2: Between $50,001 and $200,000
- Stream 3: Between $200,001 and $500,000
Whilst not mandatory, co-contributions (including in-kind) will be considered favourably and scored higher where co-contributions exist for projects.
A total funding pool of $29.7 million is available in 2018-19.
Eligible applicants must be one of the following Australian entity types and have been operating for 12 months or longer:
- A sporting organisation, such as a community sports club, national, state or registered sport association.
- A local government entity.
- An education institution in a remote, or very remote location, and only if community sport infrastructure exists on land owned or managed by the institution’s council/board of management is accessible to the broader community.
- A not-for-profit (NFP) organisation whose NFP status must be demonstrated through one of the following:
a) Current Registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
b) State or territory incorporated association status
c) Constitutional documents and/or Articles of Association that demonstrate the not-for- profit character of the organisation.
Eligible activities include (but are not limited to):
- Upgrades to playing surfaces, including multi-sport upgrades and resurfacing that supports increased use.
- Building, expanding and/or upgrading change rooms and officials’ areas.
- External entry/exit accessible amenities.
- Improved sports lighting and safety lighting, including installation of solar panels.
- Improvements to ground and court capacity that support increased use.
- Improvements to spectator amenities.
- Internal/external amenity uplift that support increased use.
The project must be located in Australia.
Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of eligible projects/activities.
The main assessment criteria include:
- Community participation (50%)
- Community need (25%)
- Project design and delivery (25%)
The following are ineligible for funding:
- A for-profit organisation.
- An individual, partnership or trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a NFP trust organisation).
- A Commonwealth, state or territory government agency or body (including government business enterprises).
- Projects that:
a) Have already commenced works.
b) Have existing Commonwealth funding.
c) Do not meet Australian standards.
d) Include building or upgrade of licenced areas.
e) Include building or upgrade of gaming areas.
Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of restrictions.