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The Western Australian State Government is committed to the vision of all children and young people in Western Australia (WA) having the support and opportunities to live their lives to their full potential. It is also focused on improving long-term,
sustainable outcomes for vulnerable children and young people, their families and communities in WA.
Many vulnerable children and young people face complex challenges with multiple issues associated with family dysfunction, child protection concerns, mental health, social and emotional well-being concerns, disability and neurodevelopment issues, parental
offending, homelessness and economic and social disadvantage. For Aboriginal children and young people there may be additional challenges associated with living in regional and remote settings, intergenerational trauma and disadvantages for health
Interventions to address the diverse needs of vulnerable children and young people requires collaboration across sectors including child protection, housing and homelessness, family and domestic violence, youth services, disability and community services.
The State Government, through these sectors, has developed strategies to address these needs including:
Sport and recreation plays an important role in strengthening WA communities. It can also play a role in empowering vulnerable children and young people, their families and communities and increase their social and emotional competencies that reduces
involvement in crime and anti-social behaviours. Sport and recreation opportunities can provide positive experiences and promote a sense of well-being, fair play and respect.
The Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Key priorities for 2023-25 includes a vision for
the State Government and the sport and recreation sector to work in partnership to deliver a safe and inclusive environment for all to participate in sport and recreation. The priorities that focus on addressing the needs of vulnerable children and
young people include:
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has developed the Community Place Based Grants Program to support community-led initiatives that address local priorities for vulnerable children and young people who require extra support to achieve positive life outcomes through sport and recreation activities.
The Community Place Based Grants Program provides financial support to organisations to develop and deliver co-designed, place based structured sport and recreation holiday and out-of-school activity programs in identified regional locations in Western Australia.
The program includes a process to work collaboratively with local government, Aboriginal leaders and community service organisations to incorporate sport and recreation in community-led activities and events that target vulnerable children and young people and their families.
The DLGSC is seeking applications from organisations in targeted regional and remote locations in Western Australia for 1 to 2 year projects that will achieve the program’s outcome and objectives.
The DLGSC encourages organisations to consider applying for Community Place Based initiatives that support and broaden diversity and inclusion.
The outcomes of the Community Place Based Grants Program are that:
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
To be eligible for funding, organisations must:
In addition, the following will apply:
You will receive an automated confirmation via email when you submit your application. If you do not receive the confirmation email, contact Troy Jones, Director Regional Services on the details below before the application closing time.
Applications will be assessed against the following 5 criteria:
The application demonstrates the needs of the vulnerable children and young people in the identified location/s of the project and how this has been informed (for example, community consultation, research and trends).
The application demonstrates who will benefit from the project and will achieve the following objective:
The application demonstrates the project will achieve the following objective (optional — only need to address if your project has a capacity building component):
The application demonstrates that the project will identify the key stakeholders; and be co-designed in collaboration with identified key stakeholders such as local leaders, community groups and/or organisations and local government.
The organisation demonstrates their readiness, capacity and capability to deliver the project and manage identified risks.
The application is supported by a detailed project plan and demonstrates how the project will be promoted and evaluated. The project is based on a comprehensive budget and represents value for money.
Each assessment criteria are weighted equally.
When you submit an application, your application is subject to a competitive assessment process. Your application is assessed against the assessment criteria and all applicants are notified of the outcome of their application as soon as possible following the conclusion of the assessment process.
Appeals will only be considered where there is an alleged breach of the assessment process. If you believe that the proper assessment process has not been followed for your grant application, please discuss your concerns with the relevant DLGSC contact for the grant program.
If, following discussion with the relevant DLGSC contact for the grant program, you consider your concerns have not been adequately addressed; you can lodge a complaint with DLGSC, in writing, by following the instructions outlined in the feedback section of the DLGSC website.
To discuss your event, competition or sport development opportunity concept or to obtain assistance to complete your application, please contact your DLGSC regional office.
Troy JonesDirector, Regional ServicesDepartment of Local Government, Sport and Cultural IndustriesTelephone 61 8 9792 6942Email firstname.lastname@example.orgPO Box 8349, Perth Business Centre WA 6849246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
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