With Football NSW forced into cancelling the remaining seasons due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, clubs have been encouraged to utilise Football NSW’s Club Facility Project Plan to assist in attaining government support.
Since its introduction by Football NSW two years ago, the Club Facility Project Plan has proven to be hugely beneficial for clubs and associations across the state.
The project plan was set up to provide football clubs with assistance in planning and collating infrastructure projects in preparation for obtaining grant funding.
Community sporting clubs across NSW are constantly searching for grant funding to help improve infrastructure or services at their club. The past two years has seen the project plan paying dividends in earning successful grants for football clubs seeking to upgrade their respective facilities.
With football activity officially cancelled in NSW due to COVID-19, the opportunity is there for club administrators to utilise the Club Facility Project Plan to see where they can gain much needed grants to up-keep their facilities.
The template is divided into 2 sections; Section 1: Club Information and Section 2: Project Details.
Section 1 includes general club information, including contact details, background of the club and general facility information. For clubs who do not have this data collected in one space, the Section 1 document will provide clubs with the opportunity to collate this information into one concise document.
Section 2 includes 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.
Daniel Ristic, Football NSW Manager Government Relations, Funding and Infrastructure, encouraged clubs to take up the opportunity provided by the Club Facility Project Plan.
“This template will allow clubs to collect data and information on their specific infrastructure project well in advance of a grant submission,” he said.
“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.”
The Club Facility Project Plan can be accessed here.