Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program - Closes 14 September 2018
About the program
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program allocates $4 million over four years to assist sporting clubs across NSW in the purchase and maintenance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
An AED is a life saving device which delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides NSW sports clubs the opportunity to acquire an AED package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost.
Sporting organisations will be able to choose from a panel of approved AED Panel Service Providers and a variety of AED packaged services with the level of customer service that meets their needs.
The base level AED package will include:
- An AED
- AED familiarisation instruction
- A minimum of six years of essential AED maintenance
Grants are available up to 50 per cent of the AED package in Zones 1 and 2 and up to 75 per cent in Zone 3.
Applicants can request more than one AED
Applicants will need to contribute to the purchase price and accept any further operating expenses from their own budget.
Grants are available up to 50% of the selected AED package price in Zones 1 and 2 and up to 75% in Zone 3, capped at the levels stated below.
Funding should be expended within six months of the date of signing the funding agreement
Should you have any queries please contact our Grants Unit on 13 13 02.
Local Sports Grant Program
The Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation.
There are four project types within the Program:
- Sport Development
- Community Sport Events
- Sport Access
- Facility Development.
Applicants will be required to identify the type of project for which they are applying as different information is required for each project type. An organisation may apply for more than one project but must register separate projects for different project types. An organisation may apply only for one project under each project type.
The overall objectives of the Program are to:
- Increase regular and on-going participation in sport or structured physical activity.
- Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity.
- Assist sport clubs provide quality service to their members.
Your project must address at least one of these objectives.
- Funding is available for projects throughout NSW
- $50,000 has been allocated for successful projects within each NSW electorate
- Applicant must identify the electorate where the project will occur
The maximum amounts available are:
- Sport Development - $2,000
- Community Sport Events - $5,000
- Sport Access - $5,000
- Facility Development - $20,000.
The minimum amount available is $250 for all project types with the exception being for facility development which has a minimum request of $1,000.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Incorporated, not-for-profit grassroots sport clubs.
- Applications from Licenced Sporting Clubs may be considered providing the project directly benefits the sport and not the licenced premises.
- Applications may be considered from Sport Clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right.
- Applications from approved Active Kids providers that are not-for-profit may be considered providing the project directly benefits the delivery of the Active Kids program.
Applications close 24 August 2018
Return and Earn - NSW Container Deposit Scheme
From 1 December 2017, schools, charities and community groups can fundraise through Return and Earn by simply collecting eligible containers and redeeming them at collection points for 10 cents each.
This has great potential as a fundraising opportunity for sport while also helping the environment. Find out more about the Return and Earn initiative and how your club can get involved.
Schools, charities, community and sporting groups can fundraise through Return and Earn, simply by collecting eligible containers and redeeming them at collection points for 10 cents each.
- Collecting containers (and asking community members to donate their containers to your organisation)
- Becoming a collection point
- Having your organisation listed on reverse vending machines (where the public can choose to directly donate their refunds to you)
To find out more information on how your organisation can participate and fundraise through Return and Earn, click on the relevant fact sheet below. To register your interest to operate a collection point or to become a Return and Earn donation partner click
Please contact the Return and Earn project directly with further queries.