The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
The Sport and Recreation COVID-19 Cleaning Subsidy supported by Lotterywest (COVID-19 Cleaning Subsidy) is designed to help eligible community sport and active recreation organisations, their volunteers and members manage and comply with COVID-19 related
venue/equipment cleaning and personal hygiene costs.
This program consists of two subsidy streams:
Organisations that own, operate or lease a facility/venue and are directly responsible for costs associated with cleaning and personal hygiene.
Organisations that do not operate or lease a facility/venue and are responsible for equipment cleaning and personal hygiene costs only.
The COVID-19 Cleaning Subsidy is part of the Western Australian State Government’s COVID-19 response and recovery. The State Government recognises that community sport and active recreation organisations play a valuable role in communities across
the state, and that clubs and organisations are unlikely to have budgeted for additional costs associated with clubrooms/equipment cleaning and personal hygiene support for volunteers. This subsidy will assist organisations to deliver a safe and clean
environment; supporting them to deliver sport, recreation and physical activity opportunities for the community.
Applications can be submitted by any Western Australian community sport and active recreation organisations whose core business is to provide an activity/program that meets the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) definition
of sporti and/or active recreationii.
Organisations must meet the following mandatory eligibility criteria:
Organisations must also meet one of the following:
The following organisations are not eligible for subsidy funding:
Subsidy funding must only be used for:
Subsidy funding cannot be used for:
Applications open on Wednesday 18 May 2022 and close at 5pm on Monday 30 May 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applicants must submit the following with their online application:
By applying for the COVID-19 Cleaning Subsidy, applicants agree:
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they are providing true and correct information. The DLGSC reserves the right to audit subsidy recipients and examine evidence in relation to the organisation’s eligibility requirements.
Organisations will be eligible for one subsidy only, in the nominated subsidy stream. Organisations cannot access both subsidy streams.
Organisations cannot apply for multiple venues or multiple teams. Each eligible organisation may only apply for one subsidy payment.
Only one application is permitted for each organisation and that organisation will not be eligible for more than one subsidy payment.
At their own discretion, organisations may decide to spend more than the received subsidy amount on eligible equipment. However, any additional costs must be met by the organisation.
Organisations are not required to obtain quotes and/or invoices as part of the application process. However, claimed subsidy expenses/purchases may be subject to an audit by DLGSC or its representatives. If your organisation is requested by DLGSC to provide receipts or invoices for expenses/purchases relating to this subsidy, your organisation will be required to provide these within 10 business days of the request. Receipts must be maintained for 12 months.
Incorporation status can be checked online at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Associations Online or by calling 61 8 6251 2916 or 1300 30 40 74 (for country callers).
Not-for-profit organisations can apply for incorporation at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Associations Online or by calling 61 8 6251 2916 or 1300 30 40 74 (for country callers).
Many social, sporting and community groups can become an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015. The Act provides an economical and practical way to establish an incorporated legal entity with capacity to function in its own right.
Organisations can register for an Australian Business Number (ABN) through the Australian Government by visiting Register for an ABN or by calling 13 28 46.
Organisations must have an ABN to be a part of the GST system. Organisations with an annual turnover less than $150,000 per annum are not required to register for GST, however, they still need to apply for an ABN for dealings with government and other agencies.
The Australian Taxation Office GST ruling requires the grant or subsidy recipient to have an ABN and be registered or eligible to be registered for GST.
If you have any questions or need help completing your application, please call the DLGSC Sport and Recreation Community Engagement team on 61 8 9492 9911 or email email@example.com
Do not submit enquiries with this form.