Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund
The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) is a funding program offered by the State Government to assist in the development of basic sporting infrastructure with a focus on increasing physical activity in the community.
The CSRFF program represents a partnership opportunity for community organisations to work with the City of Joondalup and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; each contributing one third to the total project cost. Examples of successful past projects include:
- Floodlighting upgrades
- Facility redevelopments
- New (or replacement) synthetic playing surface
- New cricket practice nets
Clubroom meeting room, kitchen, offices and viewing areas are considered to have a minimal impact on physical activity and are considered a lower priority. Resurfacing of existing sports surfaces are considered the responsibility of the asset owner and are a lower priority.
Examples of projects which will not be considered for funding include:
- Development of privately owned facilities (eligible projects are required to be located on crown land or land owned by a local government authority)
- Arts, music, craft and non-physical recreation facilities
- Recurring maintenance or operating costs of existing facilities
- Projects that clubs cannot demonstrate the financial capacity to comfortably fund one third of the estimated cost.
- Purchase of land, landscaping, car parks, access roads, playgrounds, bikeways or pathways
- Projects that have received financial support from the City through another funding program, for example Sports Development Program
- Non-land based facilities
- Non-fixed equipment
- Fixed sports specific equipment (eg. scoreboards)
- Facilities or fixtures for the purpose of serving alcohol
- Projects that do not meet the relevant Australian Standards and Construction Codes including access requirements for persons with a disability
Clubs have an opportunity to submit an Expression of Interest form in February each year for the summer small, annual and forward planning grant rounds and the winter small grant round in July each year. An Expression of Interest form must be submitted to the City for assessment to determine eligibility for funding.
Projects that are agreed by Council and are successful in CSRFF grant funding, will be constructed/installed by the City in line with standard specifications. Prior to construction commencing, the club will be required to sign a funding agreement that details the one third contribution that is to be paid to the City for the work and outlines the payment terms.