Recreation Services Grants & Funding
To assist eligible families to receive up to $200 annually for each of their children aged between 5 – 18 years, to subsidise fees to join a sport and recreation club. Eligible families include those with health care cards or pension concession card, or those referred by other community groups, such as schools, juvenile justice teams, government agencies and health practitioners.
How to apply:
Kids and parents/guardians can obtain an application form from the City of Mandurah or this website.
The parent/guardian fills in the application and takes it to be validated at the Recreation Services Office located at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre on Pinjarra Road. A photocopy of the health care card or pension concession card must be attached.
The parent/guardian takes the voucher to the sport or recreation club for processing when registering their children. The club will then invoice the local government.
To be eligible clubs need to be not-for-profit organisations, and if applicable, a member of their State sporting association.
KidSport grants are funded primarily by the Department of Sport and Recreation.
For more information please refer to the brochure or contact Recreation Services on 9550 3620.
City of Mandurah Sport and Recreation Grants
There are a number of funding organisations that provide grants to not-for-profit community groups. Funding assistance is provided for equipment, club activities, events, training, and facility upgrades or development.
The City of Mandurah has three grants available to sport and recreation groups:
Outstanding Representative or Team Grant
To assist players, coaches and officials selected to represent the state or nation with the costs of travel and accommodation to interstate or international competitions.
To assist clubs with small equipment purchases, training of coaches, umpires, officials and committee members, to start a new club or a new program within the club, and conduct small events such as ‘come n try’ days.
Community Event Support Grant
To assist clubs to coordinate and implement medium sized sporting and recreation events usually at a regional, state or national level. This may include regional championships, state trials, exhibition matches. Also see Planning an event.
The City of Mandurah Recreation Staff are available to work with clubs on developing new facilities or upgrading existing facilities. Projects range from construction of storage sheds to installation of lighting, basic facility provision to sporting pavilion with function room. An upgrade of existing facilities may include lighting upgrades, court resurfacing, kitchen renovations. In general, clubs are required to contribute financially to any facility project.
The City of Mandurah, through municipal budget and loans to community groups, can assist clubs with facility projects. Officers are on hand to provide assistance with sourcing additional funding from external organisations.
There are a range of organisations that assist with funding. The state government produces a Grant Register which may also be of assistance.
Please contact Recreation Services to discuss your project – big or small.