The Joss Grants are to provide funding assistance to clubs who are looking to undertake small scale facility improvements to enhance their club environment for the 2017 AFL season and beyond.
In 2017, there will be 10 grants of $10,000 available to community clubs across New South Wales and the ACT.
$5,000 will be provided by the AFL and $5,000 provided by the Joss Group.
The Joss Group’s commitment to regional New South Wales is demonstrated in their support of a variety of sporting groups, including their generous support of AFL NSW/ACT initiatives.
Without the support of the Joss Group the opportunity for these grants would not have been possible.
The Joss Group is a family owned regional company, that have been trading for over 35 years; for more information please visit www.jossgroup.com.au.
Joss Construction: one of regional Australia’s premier construction companies, offering a wide range of coordinated construction services, from the initial feasibility investigations to the design and building stages.
Joss Facility Management: specialise in asset management, maintenance, cleaning and project management services throughout regional NSW and Victoria.
Joss Distribution: a third party warehousing and distribution company that offers both full pallet loading, and a pick and pack service.
To assist community AFL Clubs in NSW/ACT to attract and retain players, volunteers and umpires by improving their physical environment for the 2018 season.
Grants will only be awarded to clubs whose focus is to improve the physical environment of their training and/or match day venue.
Projects could include building alterations or additions; building refurbishment; sports field lighting; fencing; scoreboard; goal posts; interchange benches; storage; irrigation; drainage; behind goal netting; etc.
PLEASE NOTE: Grants proposing the purchase of stock, equipment or uniforms will not be approved as part of this initiative.
Clubs must secure a contribution equal to or greater than $10,000. This needs to include at least a $5,000 cash component. The remaining funds can be either cash or in-kind works.
Projects must have a minimum value of $20,000 (minimum $15,000 cash + in-kind) with a maximum total value of $80,000.
Project time frames must be provided and all projects must be completed by the start of the 2017 season.
Completed applications are to be addressed to AFL NSW/ACT Infrastructure Planning Department, PO Box 333 Strawberry Hills, 2012 NSW or contact Matthew Baigent on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, 31 May, 2017.
All completed applications will be assessed and a shortlist provided to the NSW/ACT Facilities Committee.
The committee will consult with the relevant regional manager and also the Joss Group prior to approving any applications.
Any applications which do not satisfy all of the above criteria will be ineligible for funding support and will not be considered by the committee.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the club’s responsibility to ensure that a completed application is submitted. The Infrastructure Planning Department will not be responsible for chasing up clubs for additional information.