CSRFF grants available

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) exemplifies the Western Australian Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State.

The purpose of the program is to provide Western Australian Government financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation.

The program aims to increase participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.

Through CSRFF, the State Government invests $20 million annually towards the development of high-quality physical environments in which people can enjoy sport and recreation.

The maximum standard CSRFF grant approved will be no greater than one-third of the total estimated cost (excluding GST) of the applicant’s project. The State Government’s contribution must be at least matched by the applicant’s own cash contribution, with the balance of funds required being sourced by the applicant.

If the applicant is registered for GST, the grant is grossed up with the GST amount.

The CSRFF program operates on a reimbursement system. Grantees are required to demonstrate that they have expended the funds equivalent to the full cost of project before CSRFF grants can be paid in full. CSRFF grants are paid to the grantee only. Applicants will need to ensure they are able to carry the full cost of the project for the period between project completion and CSRFF grant payment.

Priority will be given to projects that lead to facility sharing and rationalisation. Multi-purpose facilities reduce infrastructure required to meet similar needs and increase sustainability.

Applicants must be either a local government authority, not for profit sport, recreation or community organisation and incorporated under the WA Associations Incorporation Act 1987. Clubs must demonstrate equitable access to the public on a short-term and casual basis.

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