The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ (DLGSC) vision is to make Western Australia a world-class arts, cultural, sport and Aboriginal tourist destination. The DLGSC aims to continue to increase the number of people visiting Western Australia from interstate and overseas so they can experience our unique arts, cultural, sport and Aboriginal attractions.
A diverse sport and recreation events calendar will attract more sports fans and sporting teams to Western Australia and maximise our opportunities to grow our sport and active recreation events. This will enable us to help create more jobs and more vibrant urban and regional communities, boost the economy and enhance Western Australia’s reputation as a major sport and active recreation tourism destination.
The Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program provides financial support to assist sport and active recreation organisations to plan, secure and deliver sport and mass participation events in Western Australia.
The Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program comprises 3 components:
1.1. Event planning — development of a strategic events plan/business case to identify future sport and/or active recreation events that could be hosted in WA.
1.2. Event tender bid — development of well researched and high-quality bids for submission to a sport and/or active recreation events tender process.
2.1. National and international level — conducting a one off, stand-alone event, carnival or championship that has been identified as the pinnacle of the activity calendar of events and/or competition series for the sport.
2.2. Mass participation events — conducting a one-off event that is open to the general public, without the need to qualify to participate, and requires support to grow participation numbers (minimum of 100 participants).
3.1. International, national and state league level — conduct international, national and/or new opportunities to conduct state league competitions in regional WA.
3.2. Sport development opportunities — delivery of sport development initiatives around a high-level event/competition in regional WA by utilising elite athletes and/or other key personnel to assist.
The outcome of the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program is that:
The objectives of the Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program are to:
The Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program is aimed at providing support for organisations to conduct a sport and/or active recreation event that is at a state league (new opportunities to conduct in regional WA only), national or international level or that provides an opportunity for large numbers of the general public to participate without the need to qualify for the event.
Events may include, but are not limited to:
Ineligible events include:
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
To be eligible for funding, organisations must:
In addition, the following will apply:
The Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program will invest in events as follows:
Support for organisations to plan and attract sport and/or recreation events to WA:
Support for organisations to host sport and/or recreation events in:
Support for organisations to host high level events or competitions or provide access to sport development opportunities in regional WA:
The Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program will have 2 grant rounds in 2022/23. Grant round dates will be:
Applications may be considered outside these timelines on a case-by-case basis (subject to budget availability).
Applications will be assessed against the following 4 criteria:
The application demonstrates that the event or project is aligned to the organisation’s strategic plan and will deliver long-term benefits for the sport and/or active recreation community in Western Australia.
The application demonstrates that conducting the event or delivering the event project will achieve at least one of the following sport and active recreation participation and/or development benefits:
The organisation demonstrates its capacity and capability to deliver the event or project and manage identified risks.
The application is supported by a sound project plan and details how the event or project will be promoted and evaluated and is based on a realistic budget and represents value for money.
Each assessment criteria are weighted equally.
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