More than $3 million will be distributed to sport and recreation organisations across South Australia to enable the industry to further enhance inclusion, accessibility and job opportunities.
Thirty nine new projects will share around $1.5 million next financial year as part of the Marshall Government’s 2020-21 Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program (SRDIP).
The STARCLUB Field Officer Program which is rolled out across regional South Australia will also receive $500,000 to continue nine grants and one intra government transfer.
A further 31 projects continue to receive funding from the 2018-19 and 2019-20 rounds.
Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Corey Wingard said the funding will deliver beneficial outcomes right across the State.
“We want ensure there’s nothing stopping South Australians from being physically active and this program is imperative for breaking down barriers to inclusion,” Minister Wingard said.
“These 39 new projects will have a positive impact on more than 9,000 participants and will support dozens of new and existing jobs.
“The SRDIP is all about helping eligible organisations develop and implement programs that will grow sport, encourage an active lifestyle, improve services and address barriers to inclusion.
“Some of the projects in this round include programs that encourage Indigenous participation, female participation, provide more opportunities for athletes with a disability and enable success on the national and world stage.”
One of the projects to receive a share in the funding is Play Australia’s ‘1000 Play Streets: Empowering a locally led model for our multicultural communities’.
Play Australia will receive $80,000 to help coordinate Play Streets in the culturally diverse Campbelltown City Council area – which has high numbers of Chinese and Indian residents.
Play Australia Executive Director Barb Champion said it’s important to support neighbourhoods to reclaim their streets as places to come together and be active to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
“We recognise that our multicultural communities often experience greater barriers to getting involved in community-based initiatives so it’s important we build equitable approaches so they can easily participate and lead their own regular Play Streets,” Ms Champion said.
Successful applicants for the 2020-21 Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program were recommended to Minister Wingard by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.
The funding contributes to new projects worth more than $3.7 million combined.
2020-21 Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program new funding recipients:
- Aboriginal Basketball Academy Incorporated - Aboriginal Basketball Academy.
- Association of South Australian Blind Sporting Clubs Incorporated - Blind Bowls Development Program.
- Athletic Association of South Australia Incorporated - Indigenous Athletics Program; Emerging Female Leaders in Officiating; Northern Development Project.
- Australian International Shooting Limited - South Australian Shooting - Club Development Project.
- Australian Sports Medicine Federation (SA Branch) Incorporated - Concussion in Sport; Sports Specific Injury Prevention Education Project.
- Basketball SA Incorporated - Women in Basketball; Women with Whistles.
- Boxing SA Incorporated - Talented Athlete Development Program.
- Canoe South Australia Incorporated - Paddle SA State Development Program; DISCOVER, ADVENTURE, EXPLORE: Recreational Paddling Trails in South Australia.
- Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Limited - Girls on Track - Dare to be Different.
- Diving South Australia Incorporated - Pathway to Podium.
- Fencing South Australia Incorporated - Parafencing development program.
- Football Federation SA Incorporated - National Training Centre - High Performance Programs Boys & Girls; African Communities Inclusive Strategies.
- Gymnastics South Australia Incorporated - KinderGym: Repositioning our Brand, Investing in our people and growing our participation; High Performance Coach Developer Program: Sustaining, Developing and Growing Our Workforce.
- Marion Swimming Club Incorporated - Women Development/ Retention and Leadership.
- Play Australia (IPA Australia) Inc. - 1000 Play Streets: Empowering a locally led model for our multicultural communities.
- Rowing South Australia Incorporated - Rowing SA Coaching Leaders Development Program.
- South Australian Cricket Association Limited - Cricket & Football Intellectual Disability Hub; Multicultural Community to Club.
- South Australian National Football League Incorporated - Community Coach Development; SANFL Walking Footy Expansion.
- South Australian Netball Association Incorporated - Aboriginal Pathways Development Project.
- South Australian Volleyball Association Incorporated - Bridging the gap between State and National Academies.
- Squash Rackets Association of South Australia Incorporated - Racquetball 50+.
- Surf Life Saving South Australia Incorporated - SA Surf League Series; Developing Future Leaders.
- Surfing South Australia Incorporated - Breaking Waves Women in Surfing.
- Swimming SA Incorporated - Talent Pathway Project.
- Target Rifle South Australia Incorporated - Pathways Program.
- Tatiara District Council - The Pool and Beyond.
- The South Australian Little Athletics Association Incorporated - Coaches Pathway Program; Membership Management & Facilitation.
- Walking SA Incorporated - Recreational Walking Leadership Development.