What funding is available?

1. I’m a sole trader working in the sport and recreation industry. Am I eligible for the Small Business Survival Fund?

Sport and recreation organisations are eligible to apply for the NT Government’s Small Business Survival Fund.

The sector may apply under the leisure and recreation category. The immediate survival payment amounts include:

  • $2,000 for sole traders
  • $5,000 for businesses with 2 to 4 employees (FTEs)
  • $20,000 for businesses with 5 to 19 employees (FTEs)
  • $50,000 for businesses with more than 20 employees (FTEs).

To find out more visit https://businessrecovery.nt.gov.au/businesses/small-business-survival-fund#section1

2. What is the Sport and Active Recreation Sector Immediate Response and Resilience Program?

This funding package includes $1.3 million for the Sport and Active Recreation Sector to provide support for the sector through a range of programs to assist sporting and active recreation providers and organisations.

This funding will be delivered through the following programs and priorities:

Online accreditation training

Funding support for volunteers and staff from your organisation and clubs to pay for and complete the online accreditation course component from beginner level and up across coaching, officiating and sports training. These courses are typically available through national sporting organisations.  Funding support is also available for board and committee members of peak bodies to undertake online governance related training courses.

Applications will be accepted until 17 April

Online activity programs and classes

Funding support for active recreation providers to develop and deliver on line programs targeting skill and fitness development classes for people staying home that would normally be offered or available in person that can be led by instructors and accessed by members online. Funding is available to purchase equipment necessary to film sessions and basic IT equipment required to manage online delivery as well as wages of staff delivering the content. Purchases must be from NT businesses. Consideration should be given to programs that engage people with a disability and senior members of the community.

Applications will be accepted until 17 April

Funding to assist in watering fields and ovals and to offset fixed sewerage costs

A number of peak sporting organisations and sporting clubs are required to contribute directly to or meet the full cost of water to keep turf playing surfaces in suitable playing condition.  In addition, some organisations may be required to pay fixed costs for sewerage. Organisations that are eligible to apply for DTSC grants will be able to apply for funding to assist with the costs associated with turf surface watering and fixed sewerage costs.

Applications will be accepted until 17 April

Remote community activities

Grants will be provided to regional councils to support communities with the purchase of sport and recreation equipment and employment of local people to deliver sport and recreation activities (noting they would need to comply with the national measures in place). Any equipment purchased must be from NT businesses.

Applications will be accepted until 17 April

3. Have the normal Sport and Active Recreation Grants programs been affected?

  • All usual rounds of Sport and Active Recreation Grants have been reprioritised to support the Sport and Active Recreation Sector Immediate Response and Resilience Package. This includes quick response grants.
  • Sport and active recreation organisations that have multi-year funding agreements (typically through Peak Sporting Body Grants or Active Recreation Organisation Grants) are able to flexibly apply 2019/20 funding across program areas, with an emphasis on maintaining jobs and meeting immediate needs of organisations.
  • Client Managers are currently contacting each organisation by phone to work through this and ensure organisations have the flexibility needed to manage in this unprecedented time.

Last updated: 03 April 2020

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