- Increase participation in sport and active recreation by the target group
- Increase awareness of the benefits of sport and active recreation within the target group and their families
- Increase the promotion and awareness of existing sport and active recreation services/programs for the target group
- Increase the capability of the target group and their families to access sport and active recreation programs in the community
- Increase sport and active recreation volunteer and leadership opportunities for the target group
- Develop relationships with local community sport and recreation clubs
- Increase in participants wellbeing and self-esteem through connection to the community.
Who can apply?
- Incorporated not-for-profit organisations
- Metro and regional local governments.
- Proposed project is supported in partnership with other organisations through in-kind and/or financial assistance.
- Program development in consultation with local community members and service providers
- Project must present opportunities into ongoing mainstream sport and recreation, employment and/or education opportunities
- Outcomes identified in the proposed project are appropriate and achievable
- Demonstrated capacity to implement proposed project
- Demonstrated experience in engaging ‘at risk’ youth.
Essential project components
- Sport and/or recreation component
- Link participants to KidSport, community clubs or community programs
- Consideration of safe travel home post program delivery
- Educational/life skill workshops
- Capacity building for participants and volunteers i.e. coaching/umpiring accreditation, mentoring, leadership development, employment/work experience/education opportunities
- Comply with working with children legislation.
What is the application process?
- There will be an opening and closing date for the grant application
- Read these guidelines for the Youth Engagement Scheme
- Contact your Department Community Inclusion team member or closest regional Department office to discuss your application
- Complete the grant application form. Attach evidence of your demonstrated capacity to deliver and consultation of local community members and service providers
- Submit your application electronically or hard-copy no later than the advertised closing date
- Application to be assessed by a Department panel, then all applicants to be advised of outcome.
What we will fund
- Facilitation of program
- Coaching clinics
- Training of volunteers
- Program coordinators
- Coaching courses
- Referee/umpire courses
- Developing youth leadership
- Workshop facilitation
- Venue hire.
What we won't fund
- Any program delivery outside of Western Australia
- Any proposed program within school hours
- Merchandise e.g. clothing/promotional material
- Catering costs
- Prize money/trophies
- Membership fees
- Additional funds for a project already funded by a Department of Sport and Recreation grant program
- One-off camps and events
- Direct transport costs e.g. bus hire
This funding scheme will be limited to amounts up to $40,000. Projects will commence between 1 November 2015 and 20 March 2016. Projects that include partnerships will be viewed favourably.
Successful applicants will be subject to a grant agreement and required to fulfil Key Results Schedule and Financial Acquittal obligations.
Successful applicants will be required to acknowledge the Department of Sport and Recreation. Details will be included in successful applicant grant agreements.
If you have any queries about your eligibility or the details when applying for this grant, please contact the Department of Sport and Recreation on 08 9492 9700 or email email@example.com.