• Last updated:
  • 10 Jan 2019

Who can apply

Community organisations that meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a not-for profit sporting organisation
  • are Incorporated, or an Australian Public Company-Limited by Guarantee
  • operate within the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area, or are able to demonstrate that the project or program will benefit residents of the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area
  • have appropriate insurance and adhere to sound Workplace Health and Safety practices
  • are able to demonstrate viability
  • have no debt to council, or have entered into scheduled payment arrangements with council which are being adhered to, and/or have met acquittal conditions for previous council grants
  • have formal tenure on council or Crown Land or own their facility freehold
  • have policies and practices that encourage active and inclusive participation
  • have primary responsibility for maintaining the sports field/s on a regular basis for all or a specified part of the year
  • be willing to enter into a Maintenance Assistance Agreement with council, committing to agreed performance standards relating to field maintenance and Workplace Health and Safety
  • agree to regular site inspections.

Who cannot apply

  • organisations operating on specialised, exclusive and/or restricted access areas. Examples of these activities are lawn bowls, tennis, croquet, archery, car club fields, pony and golf clubs.
  • government agencies or departments of local, state or federal government
  • educational, religious or medical organisations, where the application is for the organisation's core business
  • businesses and individuals
  • organisations eligible under the Community Partnership Funding Program

What will be funded

Examples of items that may be funded include:

  • fertiliser and soil amendment products
  • groundsman fees
  • soil testing
  • maintenance / upgrade projects (including sand, turf and contracted works)
  • machinery repairs and upgrades
  • fuel for machinery
  • other items may be eligible under the discretion of council's Sports Field Officer.

Applicant support

Council officers will provide support to applicants in the Sports Field Maintenance Funding Program in a range of ways, which include:

  • providing information and support on completing the on-line application for the funding
  • upon receipt of funding, provide information about the level and type of maintenance required to achieve competition level
  • support to determine an agreed maintenance schedule
  • if required, information about contractors available to carry out the designated field maintenance
  • information in regard to the acquittal of the funding at the end of each year.

Funding conditions

Successful applicants will be required to sign an agreement outlining general funding conditions and specific maintenance conditions.