The Sports Capital Works Partnership Program encourages sporting groups to partner Council to deliver capital works projects / improvements. The funding framework allows for design and delivery of new works, or improvements to existing capital fixed assets at sporting facilities on Council managed land.
Who does the policy apply to?
The Sports Capital Works Partnership Program is available to all Shoalhaven based sports that meet the provisions of this policy and wish to undertake design for new works or improvements to existing fixed assets on Council managed land.
Council funding for this program is to be reviewed annually during the budget process. Council’s matching financial contribution for this program is available to eligible Shoalhaven based sporting groups on the basis of $2.00 from Council for each $1.00 contributed by sporting organisations. Eligible projects will require endorsement from the relevant sporting association.
The program also supports those Shoalhaven based sporting groups who wish to accumulate funds for strategic projects by carrying over Council’s matching contribution to the next financial year. However, funds will only be carried over to match the amount collected by the sporting group for the nominated strategic project(s) which are agreed upon by the Shoalhaven Sports Board.
Capital improvements to sporting facilities refer to the provision of new or improvements to existing capital fixed assets. Such improvements typically involve:
- Design costs for capital projects
- Lighting of sports fields
- Improvements to amenity blocks
- Spectator facilities
- In-ground drainage and/or irrigation
- Improved playing surfaces
- Car park and access road sealing
- Long cycle refurbishment of tennis courts
This does not include provision of machinery.
Sports group involvement
The nature of this program allows Shoalhaven based sporting groups to determine their level of involvement and their preferred methods of collection of funds to partner Council in the improvement of facilities on Council managed land. Such methods could include direct levy of participants, fundraising, sponsorship or successful grant applications.
Council’s Sports Management Policy outlines the process for all communication will take place between relevant Sporting Associations or Peak Bodies and Council.
Criteria for prioritisation
I. Compliance with strategic and other plans of council – 50%
II. Value of additional in-kind labour to contribute – 15%
III. Percentage of funding club is contributing – 10%
IV. The apparent “readiness” of the project to proceed – 15%
V. Benefit to other users of the reserve – 10%
Nominations for Project Funding
Nominations for project funding will be considered by the Shoalhaven Sports Board.
Council’s Sports Capital Works Partnership Program Policy and the Community Infrastructure Grant Guidelines should be read in conjunction when seeking Sports Capital Works Partnership Funding.
How to apply:
Step 1: Review Council’s Sports Capital Works Partnership Program Policy
Step 2: Review the Community Infrastructure Grant Guidelines
Step 3: Complete the Sports Capital Works Partnership Funding - Nomination Form
Step 4: Send the completed Nomination Form to:
The General Manager
Shoalhaven City Council
PO Box 42
NOWRA NSW 2541
File Reference: 24899E
Step 5: For Further information on the Sports Capital Works Partnership Program contact Shoalhaven City Council on 02 4429 3488 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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