What we fund

CSRFF aims to increase physical activity and participation in sport and active recreation in Western Australia. CSRFF has several priorities to achieve this goal.

Some of the priority considerations for CSRFF include:

  • Projects that will directly lead to an increase in physical activity or participation.
  • Projects that lead to facility sharing between clubs, or rationalization of existing facilities to increase sustainability.
  • Projects to upgrade facilities to make them more accessible for female participants (e.g. changerooms with lockable showers and no urinals).
  • Projects in a location with a significant Aboriginal population that will increase participation or physical activity.

The type of projects which will be considered for funding include: 

  • New playing surfaces — ovals, courts, synthetic surfaces etc.
  • Floodlighting projects (must be to Australian Standards)
  • Change rooms and ablutions
  • Sports storage

The types of projects which are eligible for funding, but will be considered a lower priority for funding are:

  • Clubrooms including social space, kitchens, training rooms and administration areas (due to their minimal impact on physical activity).
  • Shade shelters, viewing areas and verandahs (due to their minimal impact on physical activity).
  • Resurfacing of existing sports surfaces such as courts and bowling greens. It is expected that facility managers will budget for these items as part of the ongoing operation of the facility, frequently over 7 to 10 years. If supported the project will likely attract a reduced funding percentage.

What we won’t fund

Any project that does not achieve the aim of the fund to increase physical activity or participation in sport and active recreation will not be considered. Other funding bodies such as Lotterywest may provide funding for these facilities (e.g. arts, music, craft and passive recreation such as cards or men sheds)

Some other projects that are ineligible for funding through CSRFF include:

  • Projects that have commenced or will commence before approvals are announced
  • Development of privately-owned facilities or commercial spaces
  • Arts, music and craft facilities
  • Maintenance or operating costs of existing facilities
  • Purchase of land, landscaping, car parks, access roads and other infrastructure costs
  • Playgrounds
  • Bikeways or pathways
  • Non land-based facilities, e.g. boat launching ramps, ocean pools and marinas
  • Non-fixed equipment or fixed sports specific equipment (e.g. electronic targets, scoreboards)
  • Facilities or fixtures for the express purpose of serving alcohol
  • Projects that do not meet Australian Standards and National Construction Code