Sport and Active Recreation Grants

The Sport and Active Recreation grant recognise and support individuals and groups who reside in the City of Onkaparinga and who have been selected to compete and travel to a competition for sporting and active recreation events more than 250km away.  This distance is applied to attendance at a single event, and does not include multiple journeys.

Grants of up to $1500 for groups, and up to $150 for individuals are available.

Please read the guidelines to check eligibility.  Grants are now open and will remain open until all funds have been expended.

We encourage you to contact the grants officer listed in the guidelines before starting your application.

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Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this program the competitor must:

  • be a resident of the City of Onkaparinga
  • be competing in a sport or active recreation event; this is defined as:

Active recreation is where the primary purpose and focus of the activity undertaken is to engage in physical activity for its own sake

  • the physical activity gained is not an indirect benefit of the primary activity
  • organisations delivering these activities do so for the primary purpose of human physical activity.

Sport is an activity capable of achieving a result requiring physical exertion and/or physical skills, which by its nature and organisation is competitive and is generally accepted as being a sport

  • be competing in an interstate or international competition or travelling intrastate with a distance greater than 250km return (this distance is applied to attendance at a single event, and does not include multiple journeys)
  • submit their application form at least four weeks prior to the event taking place
  • have completed an evaluation form for any previous sport and active recreation donations received.

Funding conditions

  • Applicants can apply throughout the year but once the budget has been expended no further applications for donations will be considered.
  • Applications must be received at least four weeks before the scheduled commencement of the event and you will be notified of the outcome of your application two weeks prior to the event.
  • Only one donation will be considered per competitor each financial year and applications are subject to budget availability.
  • All sections of the application form must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • All individual and group applications must be accompanied by a formal, signed letter for notification (on official letterhead) from the respective State/National/School body or Association stating that the respective person/s has been chosen to represent that body/association.
  • Where ten or more members of a club, group, organisation, team or school are applying for a group donation, the application must be completed by a coach, manager or office bearer. This person will agree to accept and distribute the funds equally to the nominated applicants.
  • Funds will not be provided for events that have already taken place.

Funding may also be available through the Australian Sports Commission Local Sporting Champions program. The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.