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Sport and Recreation Events Program


The primary focus of the Sport and Recreation Events Program is to attract financially viable sporting events to NSW. The Program will provide funding for events that are international or national in focus, are recognised by the relevant sporting authority and provide an opportunity for talented athletes, officials and coaches to develop their skills through exposure to and participation in these events.

The Program will also support events conducted in regional and rural areas that promote participation in sport and physical activity and provide a focal point for community building and engagement. Eligible events are those conducted outside the Sydney Metropolitan area (i.e. that area outside the Sydney Metropolitan area that is outside the County of Cumberland and the local government areas of Liverpool, Penrith, Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains, as per The Regional Development Act 2004) and outside the Local Government Areas from Newcastle to Wollongong along the coast.

There are two distinct event categories within the Sport and Recreation Events Program, these are:

  1. International and national sporting events
  2. Regional and Rural Community Participation Events

Who can apply?

Those eligible to apply include:

  • National Sporting Organisations (NSO)
  • State Sporting Organisations (SSO)
  • Recognised industry bodies
  • Incorporated not-for-profit sporting organisations e.g. host sporting club
  • Event organisers which have a contractual arrangement with and or a letter of support from a national or state sporting organisation to deliver an event.

 

When can I apply?

Applications open 26 March and close on 13 June 2014 (for events planned after late-July 2014).

What funding is available?

Grants are capped at:

  • $30,000 for International Sporting Events
  • $15,000 for National Championships; and
  • $10,000 for Regional and Rural Community Participation Events.

 

Applicants must also contribute 50% or more to the staging of the event, which may include "in kind" support.

Further information

For further information, please download and read the guidance notes.

 

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Applications closed

Applications closed on 13 June 2014 (for events planned after late-July 2014).

Eligibility

To ensure you meet eligibility criteria and understand the application requirements, please download and read the guidelines for this program (PDF below).

Further information

For further information about this program phone 13 13 02 or email grants@sport.nsw.gov.au.

Useful links

Downloads

ATO Statement by a supplier form (PDF) - Further information about this form is on the Australian Taxation Office's website

 

 

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