The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
The Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program (program) will provide flexible and responsive investment in innovative projects which increase participation and promote inclusion in outdoor active recreation.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking to support projects that align with the More People More Active Outdoors Framework. It is strongly encouraged that organisations familiarise themselves with this framework prior to applying.
The framework identifies 5 key pillars that underpin the benefits of outdoor recreation:
The framework also identifies the participation spectrum as a mechanism to improving experiences in outdoor active recreation. Progressing participants along the spectrum from Aware to Independent is key to getting more people to be more active outdoors.
Grants between $5000 to $50,000 are available via a competitive funding round.
Grants will be allocated across a range of project sizes and funding amounts to support recreation organisations of varying size and capacity.
Organisations are encouraged to contribute cash and/or in-kind support to the total project.
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
In addition, to be eligible for funding, applicants must:
The application form is available to download online.
Things to note:
Each application will be assessed against the following criteria:
The project aligns with the More People More Active Outdoors Framework, or other State strategy (such as the State Disability Strategy 2020-2023 or the Aboriginal Empowerment Strategy 2021/2029).
Identify the need for the project.
Demonstrate that the project is a new approach, process, partnership, or audience, or an adaptation from conventional opportunities. Not considered core business for your organisation.
Demonstrate how the project will benefit the recreation industry, increase inclusive participation, and/or progress participants along the participation spectrum.
Demonstrate readiness, capacity, expertise, and skills to deliver project outcomes.
Demonstrate a realistic timeframe and relevant budget.
Approved applicants will be required to enter into a grant agreement which outlines the grant conditions, key deliverables and acquittal requirements. Once signed and returned, the grant will be paid directly to the eligible applicant body.
No grant monies will be paid to an individual.
At the completion of the project, your organisation will need to complete an acquittal report to demonstrate that the funding has been spent in accordance with the grant agreement.
Your acquittal report must be submitted within 30 days of the project completion date as specified in the grant agreement.
If your organisation has an ABN and is registered for GST, the grant will be grossed up by 10 per cent of the grant amount.
If your organisation has an ABN and is not registered for GST, no GST will be paid.
Successful organisations will be required to acknowledge DLGSC. Further details will be provided to successful applicants within their grant agreement.
Successful organisations will be required to participate in any research and/or evaluations relating to this funding and/or funded projects.
Carol HodgenSenior Project Officer RecreationDepartment of Local Government, Sport and Cultural IndustriesTelephone 61 8 9492 9854Email firstname.lastname@example.orgPO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
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