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23.02.2012 11:45 Age: 2 yrs
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Club Development and Grants

Commonwealth Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP)

On the 13 February 2012 the $200m Commonwealth Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) opened for Round 1 funding applications until 23 March 2012. 

The Australian Government has established the program to co-invest in support of local councils and community organisations to improve the energy efficiency of non-residential council and community  buildings, facilities and lighting. The program will demonstrate and encourage smarter energy use. 

The stated program outcomes include:

·          improve the energy efficiency of buildings and community facilities

·          encourage better use of energy and energy savings

·          build the capacity of the energy services sector and support competitive Australian manufacturers

·          contribute to the national effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


A practical upshot is the potential for lower energy bills into the future.

Grant recipients will need to match Commonwealth funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis. In line with the SA Government's comments on the draft program guidelines, community organisations with smaller projects will now have access to a lower minimum grant amount of $20,000 whereas larger and metropolitan local governments will have a minimum grant value of $50,000.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants will need to be either: a local governing body as defined in the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995or a non-profit organisation constituted as a legal entity for at least 12 months and with public liability insurance to the value of $10 million, whose primary objective is to assist or service the community. 

Eligible organisations may apply as either a single applicant or as part of a group.

A CEEP information session in Adelaide is scheduled to run in the afternoon of Monday 20th February.

For a copy of the CEEP Guidelines visit  and to register for the information session visit 


Club Development Seminar Feb 26 – Registrations still open. Some AFL NAB Cup passes still left.

Office for Recreation and Sport 2012 Club Development Seminar #1 

·         Sunday February 26 2012

·         10am – 1.30pm Registrations from 9.30 am

·         Magarey Room, AAMI Stadium, Turner Drive, West Lakes. Free parking for all attendees via Gate J Turner Drive 

·         Mike Fenwick, Hans Van Bavel, Jane Bartlett.

·         $20 per person or $50 for three people from same club.

·         Morning tea and light lunch provided.

·         One complimentary Members area ticket for NAB Cup to first 100 registrations. MAXIMUM OF 3 TICKETS/CLUB.                                                                                                    

·         STARCLUBS who have submitted their online assessment can collect their STARCLUB wall planner on the day.

Program details  included in the Registration Form found at

Free Volunteer Training Grants 2012 program is now open for applications.

Communities, across metropolitan and country areas of South Australia, can apply for grants to deliver free training to support their local volunteers.

Grants will be awarded to assist eligible South Australian volunteer resource centres, councils, training providers and Incorporated not-for-profit community groups deliver free training for volunteers, which increases their skills and experience, and helps to meet the needs of local communities and services. Application and guideline forms are available from our website at

More information in the attached article

Applications close Friday 23 March 2012.  


State Coaching & Officiating Centre 2012 Training Calendar now available at


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