The Facilities and Advocacy Unit is pleased to launch our new Club Facility Project Plan for clubs, associations and zones across NSW.
The project plan has been set up to assist football clubs with planning and collating infrastructure projects in preparation for obtaining grant funding.
Community sporting clubs across NSW and Australia are continually hunting for grant funding to improve infrastructure or services at their club.
The recent NSW Facilities Audit has shown that football infrastructure requires significant investment to ensure the sport can grow into the future. Some of the major infrastructure issues for football include, 42% of fields with lighting are below Australian Standard and only 12% of change rooms are female friendly.
“With any facility project the planning phase is a crucial aspect, by failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail” said Manager – Government Relations, Funding and Infrastructure Daniel Ristic.
“The Club Facility Project Plan has been created to give football clubs the best opportunity to obtain funding for an infrastructure project
“Grants that are not thoroughly planned or hastily put together, i.e. last minute, are regularly unsuccessful commented Mr Ristic”.
The template is set out into 2 sections, Section 1: Club Information and Section 2: Project Details.
Section 1 is general club information, including contact details, background of the club, general facility information. This data should be readily available for every club, if not, this document (Section 1) will provide clubs with the opportunity to collate this information into one concise document.
Section 2: Project Details is detailed information on a specific infrastructure project that the club is looking to obtain funding for. If a club has multiple infrastructure projects, then Section 2 should be completed for each individual project.
“This template will allow clubs to collect data and information on their specific infrastructure project well in advance of a grant submission” said Manager – Infrastructure, Planning and Strategy Jas Virdee.
Mr Virdee added “By completing the Club Facility Project Plan clubs will have the bulk of most grant applications written and documentation collated, saving the club valuable time when a grant officially opens”.
If your club has any queries regarding the Club Facility Project Plan, please do not hesitate to contact the Facilities and Advocacy Unit for assistance.
The Club Facility Project Plan can be found in the Resources tab on the Football Facilities website.
Get a head start on grant applications and complete a Club Facility Project Plan for your club’s infrastructure project today!