Sport and Recreation Services
Sport and Recreation is a vital part of the ACT community. The ACT is Australia's most physically active community, home to many successful elite athletes and sporting teams and an abundance of sport and recreation facilities that provide physical activity opportunities around almost every corner.
2014 Sport and Recreation Grants Program Open
Applications for the 2014 Sport and Recreation Grants Program (SRGP) open on Friday 27 September (10.00am) and close Monday 4 November 2013 (10.00am) for eligible ACT organisations.
Applications can only be submitted online through the SmartyGrants system available via the Sport and Recreation Services' Grants page.
2014 Asset Repair and Maintenance Scheme Open
Applications for the Asset Repair and Maintenance Scheme (ARMS) open on Friday 27 September (10.00am) – and close Monday 4 November 2013 (10.00am) for eligible ACT organisations.
The primary objectiveof the ARMS is to provide financial assistance to eligible organisations for facility repairs and maintenance, better support its participation in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality facilities for the benefit of the Canberra community. This program does not support "new" works (for consideration of new works refer to the Capital Assistance Program).
Applications can only be submitted online through the SmartyGrants system availablevia the Sport and Recreation Services' Grants page.
Sport and Recreation Operational Program Review
Recently Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) undertook a review of the Sport and Recreation Operational Program (SROP) with organisations invited to provide input.
Findings from this review have now been finalised with the following recommendations introduced.
Funding cycles will be maintained for Annual and Triennial assistance.
Annual Funding Category Ranges
Changes to the Annual system have been incorporated with a more structured system of funding levels introduced.
Annual Funding Levels
Annual funding levels have been increased by 25%. This increase would form the minimum of the new range for each category.
Triennial Funding Levels
Triennial funding to increase beyond CPI providing a more meaningful increase in funding to support genuine scope for enhancement in program delivery, resourcing and strategy.
It is recommended to view the SROP Guidelines for further details.
LGBTI Sport Survey – What are your sport experiences?
The benefits of sport are many and well known. Sport contributes to the physical, emotional and social well-being of participants and can teach important life lessons on self discipline and teamwork. Being part of a team can bring fantastic shared rewards and build community connections.
Given these benefits it is essential that sports provide a safe and inclusive environment for all people, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities.
Over the next 12 months Sport and Recreation Services is delivering the Inclusive Sport Project which aims to address harassment, discrimination and bullying in the sport and recreation industry. As part of the project LGBTI people are invited to complete the Inclusive Sport Survey. LGBTI people are asked to complete the survey during the month of September so that the ACT Government can understand the sport experiences of LGBTI people in the ACT and break down any barriers to participation.
- Complete the survey: Inclusive Sport Survey
Consultation on proposed changes to the Food Act 2001
On 30 July 2013, Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) hosted an Industry Information Session at which the Health Protection Service (HPS) and ACT Health gave an overview of the changes to the Food Act 2001 and how they apply to the sporting sector.
Following feedback received at this session, the HPS has requested a further consultation period be undertaken with the sporting sector to discuss the following proposed changes:
- removing the cost of registration for sporting clubs/organisations
- increasing the number of times a food activity may occur without the need for registration (currently set at five allowable occurrences)
- enabling sporting clubs/organisations to do the free online food handling training program I'M ALERT, to satisfy the Food Safety Supervisor requirement.
The HPS invites your club/organisation to attend a consultation forum (again being hosted by SRS) to discuss the proposed changes and other issues being experienced by your club/organisation. The forum will take place on:
- Date: Wednesday 25 September 2013
- Location: Ainslie Football Club, 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie
- Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
There is no need to register to attend this forum.
If you are unable to attend this session, you can provide a written submission to the Health Protection Service, Locked Bag 5005, Weston Creek ACT 2611 or via email by close of business Thursday 3 October 2013.
For further information please contact the HPS on (02) 6205 1700 or via email.
Integrity in Sport
The National Integrity of Sport Unit's Education Program is now available online. The program allows sports to meet their obligations to educate players, support personnel, officials and staff under the obligations of their match-fixing policies.
To access the program:
- Visit the e-learning portal
- Select the 'Get Started' option on the front page.
- Create an account.
- Then you can now start the course!
Molonglo Aquatic Sports and Recreation Centre
If you would like information in regards to the Molonglo Sport and Recration Centre, please contact us.
The Game Plan for Movable Soccer Goal Safety
There are simple ways to prevent injury and death from happening to young soccer players. Always remember to anchor, check and respect, and follow the:
The 2013 Education and Training Calendar can be found here.