The Tasmanian Government recognises the importance of sport and recreation and is committed to assisting the sector to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will also assist in supporting the building and construction industry and local jobs.

Improving the Playing Field offers financial assistance to upgrade amenities at sporting facilities around Tasmania, allowing them to cater for all participants. There is $10 million available to be distributed across a small and large grants round, with $5 million allocated each year in 2020-21 and in 2021-22.

Higher priority may be given to projects where there is a funding contribution from the sport and other relevant organisations in the community.

Local councils and sporting organisations are eligible for funding under this Grants Program. Sporting organisations will need to demonstrate the priority of their project to their relevant State sporting organisation and local government.

Applicants must be:

  • Incorporated, not-for-profit organisations;
  • Local government authorities (councils); or
  • Not-for-profit companies registered under company law.

The Large Grants Program closes on Friday, 23 October 2020, 12 noon. Grants between $50 001 and $250 000 will be provided through the large grants stream. The application form is available at www.communities.tas.gov.au/csr/Grants/covid-19-improving-the-playing-field-grants-program

For further information, please contact Communities, Sport and Recreation by emailing sportrec@communities.tas.gov.au or phoning on 1800 252 476.