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Active Regional Communities (ARC)

Active Regional Communities (ARC) caters for both sporting and active recreational groups through funding from the Sports Lotteries Account (sporting groups) and the Sports Wagering Account (active recreation groups).

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Active Regional Communities is a Department of Sport and Recreation initiative aiming to increase the opportunities for country people to participate in sporting and active recreational activities in regional Western Australia. It supersedes the Country Package funding program and is tailored to meet the ever-changing demands and challenges of regional sport and active-recreation groups within the nine diverse regions of Western Australia.

Active Regional Communities consists of two components:

  1. Organisational Development (OD).
  2. Initiative Grants (IG).

Organisational Development

Organisation Development snapshot

  • null $2000-$15,000
  • null Opens 1 July
  • null Closes 30 September
  • null For regional clubs and organisations, SSAs and peak bodies
  • null Contact your regional DSR office to apply

Organisational Development aims to improve the quality of sporting and active recreation opportunities for regional Western Australians. It is made up of two investment areas, the Organisational Assistance Program (OAP) and the Organisational Sustainability Program (OSP).

Funding ranges from:

  • $2,000 to $7,000 per annum for OAP.
  • $7,001 to $15,000 per annum for OSP.

Funding rounds

Applications open 1 July.

Applications close 20 Sepetmber.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for Organisation Development funding to apply if you are:

  • a regional sporting/club/active-recreation organisation recognised as the ‘peak’ regional representative body.
  • State Sporting Association or Industry Peak Body overseeing regional operations.

Initiative Grants

Initiative Grants snapshot

  • null Up to $5000
  • null Open throughout the year
  • null Capacity building, participation, high performance, event management
  • null For regional clubs and organisations, not-for-profits, SSAs and peak bodies
  • null Contact your regional DSR office to apply

Initiative Grants are designed to support one-off sporting and recreational opportunities on a yearly basis. It is aimed predominantly at the club level or to those groups who are not part of Organisational Development. It is made up of six targeted initiatives:

Capacity Building – initiatives that improve the knowledge, skills and capabilities of people involved in a sport or active-recreation organisation.

Participation – initiatives that increase community and player participation with a focus on targeting new members.

Talent Development – initiatives that increase the opportunities for talented athletes, coaches and officials.

Event Management – assistance to host the running significant intra/inter regional competitions.

1st State Team Initiative Grant – 1st State Team recognises regionally-based athletes who have been selected to represent WA for the first time in a national event as an individual athlete or as part of a State team.

North West Travel Scheme Initiative Grant – North West Travel Scheme aims to encourage participation in identified sport and recreation activities for athletes (13-18) living in the regions of the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne/Murchison who are yet to qualify for State team representation.

With the exception of the initiatives of 1st State Team and North West Travel Scheme, Initiative Grants funds up to $5000 with organisations needing to demonstrate a significant contribution (up to 25%) towards the cost of the project/event and/or in-kind contribution.

North West Travel Scheme Initiative Grant

North West Travel Scheme snapshot

  • null Up to maximum allocated funding
  • null Open throughout the year
  • null Regionally based athletes representing their sport
  • Apply icon Contact your regional DSR office to apply

North West Travel Scheme aims to encourage participation in identified sport and recreation activities for athletes (13-18) living in the regions of the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne/Murchison who are yet to qualify for State team representation. Allocations vary per region.

Eligible activities

  • Regular competitions recognised by a state
    controlling body;
  • Travel to training and development camps;
  • Representative fixtures (excluding State and National) and carnivals; and
  • Inter-town journeys over 500km return.

Activities not eligible

  • School sport activities
  • Travel to State and National events

Applications

You can obtain an application form from your Department of Sport and Recreation state-wide office.

Contact an Office

Gascoyne Office - Carnarvon
4 Francis Street, CARNARVON WA 6701
PO Box 140, CARNARVON WA 6701
Telephone (08) 9941 0900
Facsimile (08) 9941 0999
Email the Gascoyne Office

Goldfields Office - Kalgoorlie
106 Hannan Street, KALGOORLIE WA 6430
PO Box 1036, KALGOORLIE WA 6430
Telephone (08) 9022 5800
Facsimile (08) 9022 5899
Email the Goldfields office

Great Southern Office - Albany
22 Collie Street, ALBANY WA 6330
Telephone (08) 9892 0100
Facsimile (08) 9892 0199
Email the Great Southern office

Kimberley Office - Kununurra
Government Offices
Cnr Konkerberry Drive and Messmate Drive, KUNUNURRA WA 6743
PO Box 1127, KUNUNURRA WA 6743
Telephone (08) 9166 4900 or (08) 9166 4917
Facsimile (08) 9166 4999
Email the Kimberley office

Kimberley Office - Broome
Unit 2, 23 Coghlan Street BROOME
PO Box 1127, KUNUNURRA WA 6743
Telephone (08) 9195 5750
Facsimile (08) 9166 4999 Mobile 0438 916 185
Email the Kimberley office

Mid West Office, Geraldton
Level 1, 268-270 Foreshore Drive, GERALDTON WA 6530
PO Box 135, GERALDTON WA 6531
Telephone (08) 9956 2100
Facsimile (08) 9956 2199
Email the Mid West office

Peel Office - Mandurah
Suite 94, 16 Dolphin Drive, MANDURAH, WA 6210
PO Box 1445, MANDURAH WA 6210
Telephone (08) 9550 3100
Facsimile (08) 9550 3199
Email the Peel office

Pilbara Office - Karratha
Karratha Leisureplex
Dampier Highway
PO Box 941, KARRATHA WA 6714
Telephone (08) 9182 2100
Email the Pilbara office

South West Office - Bunbury
80A Blair Street, BUNBURY WA 6230
PO Box 2662, BUNBURY WA 6231
Telephone (08) 9792 6900
Facsimile (08) 9792 6999
Email the South West office

Wheatbelt - Northam
298 Fitzgerald Street, NORTHAM WA 6401
PO Box 55, NORTHAM WA 6401
Telephone (08) 9690 2400
Facsimile (08) 9690 2499
Email the Wheatbelt office

Wheatbelt - Narrogin
Government Offices
Level 2, 11-13 Park Street, NARROGIN WA 6312
Telephone 0429 881 369
Facsimile (08) 9881 3363
Email the Wheatbelt office

 
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