Timeframes

There are three rounds of CSRFF per year. Two small grant rounds, and one annual and forward planning round.

Small grants

Total project cost up to $200,000

The CSRFF small grants program targets projects involving a basic level of planning. The total project cost for grant must not exceed $200,000. Grants given in this category must be claimed in the financial year following the date of approval. For projects with a grant request below $2500 it is expected that the applicant should be able to fully fund these.

Examples of small grant projects:

  • cricket pitch and practice wickets
  • safety upgrades for sport and recreation facilities
  • minor upgrades to a swimming pool
  • small floodlighting project
  • court upgrade
  • construction of shade shelters
  • planning studies (e.g. local government wide facilities plans, precinct master planning) to a maximum grant amount of $25,000. Note individual facility planning is considered a very low priority.

Next funding rounds

2019/20 February small grants round

February 2019

  • Advertising in The West Australian Newspaper and regional newspapers.
  • Application forms available from local governments (metro area only) and department regional offices (regional WA only).
  • Applications to be lodged at local governments by the end of the month. Applicants should check the closing date with their local governments, as they do vary.

March 2019

  • Applications are assessed by local governments staff and recommendations prepared. Local governments are required to rate and rank all applications they receive in order of priority.
  • Applications presented at local government council meeting.
  • Applications must be lodged at department regional offices by 4pm on the last working day of the month.

April 2019

  •  Applications are assessed by department Regional Managers.

May/June 2019

  • Small Grants Committee considers applications and makes recommendations to the Minister for Sport and Recreation.
  • Minister for Sport and Recreation considers recommendations and grants approvals.
  • Successful/unsuccessful applicants notified.

2019/20 July small grants round

July 2019

  • Advertising in The West Australian Newspaper and regional newspapers.
  • Application forms available from local governments (metro area only) and department regional offices (regional WA only).
  • Applications to be lodged at local governments by the end of the month. Applicants should check the closing date with their local governments, as they do vary.

August 2019

  • Applications are assessed by local governments staff and recommendations prepared. Local governments are required to rate and rank all applications they receive in order of priority.
  • Applications presented at local government council meeting.
  • Applications must be lodged at department regional offices by 4 pm on the last working day of the month.

September 2019

  • Applications are assessed by department Regional Managers.

October/November 2019

  • Small Grants Committee considers applications and makes recommendations to the Minister for Sport and Recreation.
  • Minister for Sport and Recreation considers recommendations and grants approvals.
  • Successful/unsuccessful applicants notified.

Annual and forward planning grants

Total project cost over $200,000

The CSRFF annual and forward planning grant round targets projects involving a detailed level of planning. The total project cost for the grant must be over $200,000. Grants given in this category can be claimed up to three financial years following the date of approval, depending on the requirements and approved details of the project.

Examples of annual projects:

  • construction of grass or synthetic playing fields
  • reticulation system for a grassed playing field
  • New or upgraded swimming pool or leisure centre
  • large floodlighting project
  • New or upgraded changerooms and pavilions
  • court or bowling green construction

2020/21 annual and forward planning round

It is anticipated that the 2020/21 annual and forward planning round will open on 1 June 2019 and close 30 September 2019. This will be confirmed closer to the time.

More information

Kent Burton
CSRFF Officer
Telephone 08 9492 9759
Facsimile 08 9492 9711
Email Kent Burton