January 2021

Latest Update - What you need to know!

What's in this email blast!

There have been a number of new grants and training opportunities offered since the last newsletter so these have been detailed in this email blast.
All the best with your applications.
  1. Good Sports Program - membership opportunity to win $1,000
  2. SportAus - Level 1 Sports Trainer Course
  3. ORSR - Partnership Program
  4. Budget Direct - Sponsorships
  5. SportAus - 2021 Women Leaders in Sports Grants

Good Sports Program

Good Sports are running  a new campaign until the end of March, called "Join The Big League". We’re inviting all clubs that aren’t already participating in the program to join Good Sports and get the chance to win $1,000.
They have recently launched the new-look Good Sports program with a ton of new resources covering alcohol/smoking management, safe transport, mental health, illicit drugs, junior participation, volunteers and fund-raising and would love to welcome new clubs, particularly those who may not have felt that they would benefit from inclusion in the program in its previous incarnation, to register and check it out.  
Participation in Good Sports and access to the support  and resources that are on offer are proven to help clubs maintain safe, inclusive and family-friendly sporting environments and model healthy behaviours in your local communities so I’ve attached a Stakeholder Acquisition Kit full of helpful information for you.

Click HERE to join and register for your chance to win $1,000

Level 1 Sports Trainer Course

Thanks to your outstanding support and continued efforts in promotion SASMA has been able to get 40 new Sports Trainers through our first Level 1 Sports Trainers Course for the year. They are very pleased to receive such high uptake of this course, but they know there are still plenty of Sports Clubs in need of Accredited Trainers. Please see the details for the upcoming course below.
Level 1 Sports Trainer Course
Webinar Date & Time: Monday 22nd February, 2021 from 5:30pm-9:00pm
Practical Date & Time (Metro): Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Practical Venue (Metro): SASMA Office, 27 Valetta Road, Kidman Park
Practical Date, Time and Venue: TBC based on location of webinar attendees.

Please click here for the Link to register: 

Please note that registrations for the above course will close at 5pm on Friday the 19th of February and any late registrations may not receive their webinar resources in time for the course.

G R A N T S   

Partnership Program

Eligible organisations can now apply for funding through the Partnerships Program. The new grant program responds to the priorities highlighted within the Game On: Getting South Australia moving initiative, a forward looking agenda which aims to get South Australians more active, more often and enjoying the many social, health and lifestyle benefits sport and recreation. This grant program will create opportunities for collaboration between sport and recreation stakeholders, government and non-government bodies, and the for-profit and not-for-profit sector to build a more active state.

Partnership projects that address any of the following Game On opportunities are encouraged to apply:
  • Making lifelong physical activity an easy non-negotiable social norm
  • Supporting growth in active transport
  • Encouraging active young people
  • Providing affordable sport and recreation opportunities for all
  • Supporting a sustainable sport and recreation sector
  • Facilitating more and better trained volunteers
Please read the Program Guidelines prior to submitting an application for the Partnerships Program for 2021-2022.

Applications close midday on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

Apply Now

To Request a Letter of Support from Council this can be accessed by clicking HERE. Please allow for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the grant deadline to allow Council to respond.

If you require assistance with SmartyGrants, please review the Applicant Help Site.

Budget Direct - Sponsorships

This program aims to help create positive and caring communities.

Sponsorship's are available in the amounts of $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000.

The 2020-21 funding round dates are:
- Sponsorship period 1: Opened 1 July and closed 30 September 2020
- Sponsorship period 2: Opened 1 October and closed 31 December 2020
- Sponsorship period 3: Opened 1 January and closes 31 March 2021
- Sponsorship period 4: Opens 1 April and closes 30 June 2021

Applications will be reviewed in the first month of the following quarter.

Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants include organisations that:
  • Provide a service or other benefit for the community, on either a local or State basis.
  • Provide awareness and education.
  • Promote health, education, and wellbeing in their communities, sporting clubs included.
  • Help to build friendly, supportive communities across Australia.
  • Provide assistance and care for Australians in need.
  • Provide road safety and emergency support services.
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles.
  • Are a registered organisation or association.
  • The following are ineligible for funding:
  • Requests to sponsor individuals/individual sporting teams (sporting clubs are accepted).
  • Organisations or activities that go against our brand values and business needs.
  • Religious groups, political parties or lobby groups.
  • Organisations linked to contentious issues.

Click HERE to access the web page and further documentation


2021 Women Leaders in Sports Grants

The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program is an Australia Government initiative that is managed by Sport Australia in partnership with the Office for Women.

The WLIS program aims to provide women with development opportunities enabling more women to reach their full leadership potential in the sports industry.

From career start, through to boardroom, the program ensures that women are exposed to and receive targeted development.

Click here for WLIS 2021 grants and workshops information booklet


Recommended Accreditations

Play by the Rules (PBTR) 

Play by the Rules was first developed by the South Australian Department for Sport and Recreation in 2001 as an interactive education and information website ( on discrimination, harassment and child protection in sport. Over the years, as more agencies have seen the need to promote Play by the Rules, they have joined as partners and helped by contributing funds, content and in-kind support.

Play by the Rules is now a unique collaboration between Sport Integrity Australia, Sport Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW) and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. These partners promote Play by the Rules through their networks, along with their own child safety, anti-discrimination and inclusion programs.

Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.

Did you know that question 23 of the STARCLUB program asks "Does you club promote Play by the Rules online training?"

For more information click HERE


STARCLUB and STARservice


Does your sport or recreation club want to be recognised in the community as a well-run sports club where quality coaches and officials work alongside valued volunteers. Engaging in STARCLUB tells the community and potential member that you value having a safe, well managed and welcoming environment. Read more or register
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If you are a service organisation and wish to be recognised in the community as a well-run organisation where quality and valued volunteers operate in a safe and welcoming environment to provide the best environment possible for your participants and the wider community, then STARservice will help you. Read more or register.
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