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Organisation Support Program

The Organisation Support Program (OSP) is designed to assist eligible State Sporting Organisations (SSOs) and State Sporting Organisations for people with Disability (SSODs), Peak Bodies and identified organisations to develop their sport and recreation activities at all levels in NSW. It aims to assist these bodies achieve performance outcomes detailed in their business plans. The program provides a flexible system of financial support, which responds to the priorities of organisations and is consistent with government policies and priorities.

Key features

  • An eligibility process
  • Annual funding
  • Six base level funding categories*
    • Minimum amount available under OSP is $5,000 per annum
    • Maximum amount available under OSP is $60000 per annum
  • Funding support based on category ranking
  • All funding is subject to annual performance reporting and assessment
  • Invest in an organisation’s strategic business plan

To be eligible for funding and recognition by the Office of Sport, SSOs and SSODs must meet the eligibility criteria and continue to work towards the Sport Australia governance principles and appropriately implement their child protection, risk management and member protection policies.

*Note that some “dual” sports are represented by more than one SSO which results in maximum funding for a category being shared between SSOs. 

Objectives

The objective of the OSP is to develop sport and recreational activities at all levels in NSW by assisting SSO/SSODs, Peak Bodies and identified organisations to achieve performance outcomes detailed in their business plans and that support Office of Sport and NSW Government priorities. This funding provides a flexible system of financial support to:

  • Increase the capability of the sector to respond to emerging trends and challenges, this may include engagement of a development officer or specialist
  • Increase the capability of the sector to create fair, safe and inclusive environments for everyone, including children
  • Build governance capability for the sector and support the function of the organisation. 

Who is eligible

Currently recognised SSOs and SSODS who are funded under the OSP must:

  • Be properly constituted and compliant with relevant incorporation legislation
  • Be a 'not for profit' incorporated body *
  • Be truly representative of the sport in NSW with jurisdiction on a state-wide basis
  • Be affiliated with a National sporting organisation that is funded and/or recognised by the Sport Australia 
  • Comply with the world anti-doping code as supported by the Sport Australia
  • Comply with all relevant NSW legislation relating to match-fixing and integrity in sport and the conditions of the National Policy on Match-fixing in Sport as agreed by Australian Governments on 10 June 2010 and any match-fixing or integrity in sport policy adopted by the respective sport’s governing body
  • Be able to demonstrate that they are responsive to and complying with relevant government policies and committed to the development of social justice and gender equity strategies as components of their business plan

* Not for profit incorporated body is an independently incorporated constituted organisation which does not distribute profits to shareholders, even though it may be desirable for them to produce surpluses for future working capital or judicious reserves.

Funding categories

Funding categories are based on the capacity of organisations to deliver services.

A breakdown of the broad characteristics of each funding category including the level and type of Government investment is provided in the below table:

 

Category

Purpose of funding

OSP amount available

Category 1B

Stability and basic administration support

$5,000

Category 1A

Stability and basic administration support

$10,000

Category 2

Stability and growth

$15,000

Category 3

Growth and development

$20,000

Category 4

Growth and development

$30,000

Category 5

Development and building organisational capacity

$55,000

Category 6

Strategic leadership and building organisational capacity

$60,000

 

Minimum amount available under OSP is $5,000 per annum (Category 1B)
Maximum amount available under OSP is $60,000 per annum (Category 6)

Note that some “dual” sports are represented by more than one SSO which results in maximum funding for a category being shared between SSOs. 

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