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Good things come in small packages

Grassroots sport and recreation across the State will benefit from the latest round of small grants through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

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05 November 2010

Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron’s announcement of $708,950 for 31 projects to boost sporting facilities across the State is proof good things come in small packages.

The funding is made available through the CSRFF Small Grants program, for projects of less than $150,000.

“Dedicated people at clubs throughout Western Australia are making sport and recreation happen for the benefit of their communities - some on the smell of an oily rag,” Mr Waldron said.

“A little can go a long way when it comes to sporting clubs and their facilities and that’s where the small grants program comes in.

“These grants complement the main CSRFF grants and are designed especially for those cases where grassroots sport and recreation clubs need that little bit of financial assistance, often to make a big difference to their community’s participation in, and enjoyment of, sport.

“The whole community is the winner because sport and recreation plays a vital role in communities, making them stronger and safer places to live, and individuals happier and healthier in the process.”

Among this round’s successful recipients were:

  • Shire of Ravensthorpe/Munglinup Community Group Inc - $39,032:  Upgrades to four tennis courts
  • City of Albany/North Albany Football and Sporting Club Inc - $27,800:  Installation of reticulation for the main oval
  • Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley - $19,090: Court improvements at Kununurra Leisure Centre
  • City of Cockburn - $32,940:  Upgrading of floodlighting at Anning Park
  • City of Armadale - $14,000:  Review of South East Regional Sport and Recreational Facilities Strategy
  • Shire of Kalamunda - $49,680:  Expansion of the Lesmurdie Tennis Club pavilion
  • City of Joondalup/Whitford Turf Incorporated - $10,133:  Development of a feasibility study for the installation of a synthetic turf hockey field
  • Shire of Three Springs - $23,476:  Construction of two new netball courts
  • Shire of Murray - $25,109:  Refurbishment of a basketball court
  • City of Bunbury/Bunbury Tennis Club Inc - $40,335:  Resurfacing of six hard courts and the replacement of existing fencing
  • Shire of Harvey/Leschenault Cricket Club - $46,697:  Installation of a turf wicket, upgrades to reticulation of main oval and a storage facility
  • Shire of York - $47,154:  Installation of three new acrylic-surfaced netball courts.

Small grant applications open in February and July each year with a total annual budget of $1.5million ($750,000 in each round).

Standard grants of up to $50,000 are available on a one-third contribution basis of the total eligible project cost. The opportunity exists to get up to 50 per cent funding if the development bonus criteria are met, increasing the potential maximum grant to $75,000.

View a full list of recipients for the latest round of small grants

Types of CSRFF grants

There are three types of CSRFF grants – Small grants, Annual grants and Forward Planning grants.