The Everyone Can Play (ECP) grant program is a NSW Government commitment to support NSW councils to renew, renovate and build inclusive playspaces to ensure people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can play.
Applications for the 2020-21 Everyone Can Play grant are closed.
Eligible applications will now be assessed and considered by an Assessment Panel. The announcement of successful projects is anticipated for January 2021.
This third round has been boosted to a total of $7 million funding.
In line with previous rounds, up to $4 million dollars of funding will be available to all NSW LGAs to upgrade and deliver new and inclusive playspaces. A further $3 million dollars of program funding will be accelerated in 2020-2021 to prioritise eligible applications from bushfire and drought affected LGAs that can demonstrate benefits to affected communities.
In the 2020-21 funding round, our matched funding category maximum thresholds have increased from $50,000 to $75,000 for upgrades, and from $200,000 to $300,000 for new playspaces.
In addition to the standard categories for new and upgraded playspaces, a small number of eligible and exemplar proposals from the bushfire and drought projects may be selected by the assessment panel to access funds of up to $700,000 and to scale up into destination style Demonstration Projects. Special conditions also apply to bushfire and drought affected LGAs across all funding categories to try to make the funding more accessible to councils.
Fore more information about the 2020-21 grant application process you can:
The NSW Government has committed $20 million over 5 years to creating inclusive playspaces and ensuring Everyone Can Play. Close to $8 million in funding was allocated across the first two ECP program grant rounds. 71 projects from 49 councils were funded throughout NSW to upgrade existing local playspaces to make them more inclusive or create new inclusive playspaces.
For further information on previously funded projects and grants recipients, you can download the following:
The combination of these objectives will allow the NSW Government to immediately deliver on ground benefits to the community while simultaneously changing the way playspaces are provided into the future once the funding program concludes. This structure will ensure the long-lasting benefits of this program.
Page last updated: 03/11/2020