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Grants Review

Overview

The Government of South Australia and the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing recognises and values the important role that a strong and independent industry plays in creating active communities and improving the lives of South Australians.

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing administers a number of grants and grant programs to sport and active recreation organisations, councils, educational institutions, not-for-profit organisations, for-profit organisations, and individuals (e.g. athletes).

An extensive review of these grants has previously occurred once every eight to ten years. The last review of the grant programs commenced in 2010 and concluded in December 2011. These reviews are conducted to ensure South Australians are receiving efficient, effective, economical and ethical funding decisions designed to achieve value, accountability, probity and transparency. This Review will deliberately be forward looking and will consider the future needs of the industry and the priorities of Government.

This Review will provide the Government of South Australia with a series of recommendations about the grant funding provided to the Sport and Active Recreation Sector.

Scope

This review will:

  • Explore the priorities of Government and the Sport and Active Recreation Sector.
  • Recommend the suite of grant programs to be implements, aligning Government and Sector priorities, including each program's purpose, term, frequency, budget, objectives (short, medium and long term), and details of how those objectives will be measured.
  • Recommend any State principles or positions to enhance the relationship between Local, State and Federal grant funding within the sectors.
  • Recommend any amendments to existing legislation that provide source funding for grant programs, if required.
  • Recommend any administrative processes to enhance the efficient, effective, economical and ethical funding decisions designed to achieve value, accountability, probity and transparency.

Timelines

The review formally commenced in April 2019. Statewide consultation commences in June.

The review will be finalised by the end of 2019.

The implementation of recommendations will commence in the 2020-2021 financial year, whilst honouring any existing multi-year commitments.

Statewide Consultation

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is actively seeking community input to inform the Game On, Getting South Australia Active; the South Australian Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Plan; and the Grants Review.

You are invited to attend a session for this statewide consultation, to review more about the details and register for a session click here.

If you cannot attend any sessions you may wish to review the Consultation Discussion Paper and answer the survey questions.

Documents and Links

Contact Us

In writing:
ORSR Grants Review
Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing
PO Box 219
Brooklyn Park SA 5032

Or email: ORSR.GrantsReview@sa.gov.au

Make a Submission