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24 October 2018
27 February 2019 (12 noon)
After 1 June 2019
The Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program is aimed at increasing participation and improving gender equity in Australian Rules Football, Cricket and Netball to support healthier, happier, and safer communities.
The program will assist eligible organisations to develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation through rational development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.
Opened: 24 October 2018
Closed: 27 February 2019 (12 noon)
Notified: After 1 June 2019
Expected Notification: TBC
Expected Notification: TBC
The budget for Round 1 of the program is $6 million.
Eligible applicants may apply under the following categories:
Dollar for dollar funding from $25,000 up to $500,000 (50%).
Projects valued over $1.5 million may apply for a third of the project up to $1,000,000. (i.e. a Council undertaking a large new facility; If the total project value is $3 million, then $1 million can be applied for)
To be eligible for Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program funding, organisations must:
Organisations can only submit one application. *Councils are the only exception to this.
The following organisations will be considered ineligible for program funding:
A Football (Australian Rules), Cricket, or Netball Club that is affiliated to the SANFL, SACA or Netball SA must benefit from the project. The following projects will be considered for funding:
Additional amenities (i.e. storage or medical treatment rooms) may be considered if they complement the overall facility and are not the primary reason for the project.
All projects must meet the minimum relevant State Sporting Organisation and Australian Standards (e.g. change room dimensions).
All projects must provide Landowner consent for the project (where the project is located).
The following project types are ineligible:
To strengthen the potential outcomes from the Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program for communities – applicants are required to engage with the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing, SANFL, SACA and/or Netball SA as early as possible to develop proposals that strongly align with the fund.
Before commencing your application please contact these organisations for their support and advice.
South Australian National Football League
Casey Grice - Planning and Infrastructure Manager
South Australian Cricket Association
Alicia Clutterham - Infrastructure Manager
Netball South Australia
Megan Wooldridge - Community and Member Services Manager
Apply using the appropriate link found on the right-hand side of this page.
Complete the application in full and submit prior to the closing time of the program. Late or incomplete applications may not be assessed. Additional documents that are submitted after the closing date may also not be considered in the assessment.
Fax, Email or Physical submission of an application is not accepted.
The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing will screens applications to ensure eligibility prior to assessment.
Eligible applications will initially be assessed for Strategic Justification by the SANFL, SACA, and Netball SA.
Those priorities will be provided to the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing who will complete the assessment process. Applications are assessed on merit by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing against the Assessment Criteria.
Once the assessment is completed, funding recommendations are forwarded to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing for consideration.
If our application is successful
Successful applicants (Grantees) will receive notification and grantees will be forwarded a Grant Offer. Once the agreement has been signed, Grantees can commence their project, which must be completed within 24 months.
Payment will be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Grant Agreement.
If our application is unsuccessful
All unsuccessful applicants will receive notification. Applicants are encouraged to contact Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing for feedback on their application.
Assessment Criteria will be used to determine funding recommendations. Applications are assessed on merit by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing against the Assessment Criteria below.
Please note, satisfying the assessment criteria alone does not guarantee the receipt of funding. The proposed project will also be assessed against the relative merit of other projects in meeting the program criteria.
In addition, it is anticipated that the number of eligible applications and funds sought will exceed the funds available and therefore ORSR does not guarantee projects will be successful nor that successful projects will receive the full amount of funding requested
The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing grants are managed through SmartyGrants. Please login to view your grant application/s and grant obligations due.
When unforeseen circumstances occur in the delivery of your grant. Grantees can seek additional time or to amend the purpose of the grant. For further information Grant Variation Fact Sheet (PDF, 195 KB)
Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing
Phone: 1300 714 990
Postal: PO Box 219, Brooklyn Park 5032
Address: 27 Valetta Road, Kidman Park 5025