- $1.2 million to extend the Every Club grants scheme for two more years to support grassroots sport and recreation clubs
- Local governments and State Sporting Associations eligible for grant funding to improve the governance, planning and management practices of clubs
- Applications for the 2020-21 funding round open on October 12
The State Government has committed $600,000 of funding per year for two years to support club development.
The application round for 2020-21 will open on October 12, 2020 and close on November 9, 2020.
The Every Club grant scheme provides funding that enables eligible State Sporting Associations (SSAs) and local governments to support sport and recreation clubs and their volunteers to build their organisational capacity and capability.
The grants are part of the broader Every Club program aimed at providing an accessible and sustainable model of club development to sport and recreation clubs across Western Australia.
The Every Club grants scheme is one of the four key initiatives of the McGowan Government's Every Club program, which includes:
- Every Club Hub - access to online information and resources for clubs;
- Every Club Network - networking and professional development opportunities for club development professionals in local government authorities and State Sporting Associations;
- Every Club Education - learning and development opportunities for clubs and members of the sport and recreation workforce; and
- Every Club Grant Scheme - investment in local government authorities and State Sporting Associations to create and implement club development plans.
Application form and grant guidelines for the Every Club grant scheme can be found at https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/funding/sport-and-recreation-funding/every-club-grant-scheme
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:
"The 5,500 sport and recreation clubs across Western Australia serve as the lifeblood of their communities, and the Every Club program ensures the invaluable volunteers that make the operation of those clubs possible have access to the information and resources they need, when they need them.
"The program funds local governments and State Sporting Associations to deliver programs to clubs that enable them to upskill and address common areas for improvement, ensuring they are in a strong position to continue delivering great sporting opportunities to grassroots participants across the State."
Minister's office - 6552 6400