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1000 Play Streets - GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

1000 Play Streets is a national movement to help Australians reclaim their local streets and bring back street play, resulting in more active, socially connected and ultimately happier communities.

GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR ELIGIBLE LOCAL COUNCILS UNTIL FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2019 (5pm Eastern Standard Time).

 

Play Australia, supported by Sport Australia, is excited to deliver the 1000 Play Streets Project in partnership with CoDesign Studio (Melbourne and Brisbane), Nature Play Solutions (Perth), Centre of Sport & Social Impact at Latrobe University and select local councils.

Local councils located in the metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane* are invited to submit an application for a 1000 Play Streets co-contribution grant to pilot Play Streets within communities.

Co-contribution grants are valued at $20,000 and include:

  • $10,000 (including GST); plus
  • Local consulting support (valued at another $10,000)

The co-contribution grant is for 5 eligible Local Councils to help activate 2 regular Play Streets each and to explore internal processes that better enable communities to run their own local Play Streets on an ongoing basis.

Important – Each regular Play Street is required to run for a minimum of 4 sessions at the same street location within our pilot timeframe. This means participating Councils will coordinate a total of 8 Play Street sessions across their two chosen locations by 30 April 2020.

Pilot insights will inform the development of a National Play Streets package for Local Councils Australia-wide to support regular and sustainable street play (launching in June 2020).

The 5 steps below summarise the application process:

  1. Download and read the Grant Guidelines
  2. Download and read the Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Download and read the Grant Application Questions List (PDF - FOR REVIEW PURPOSES ONLY)
  4. Engage relevant parties to support drafting your application responses
  5. Complete and submit the Online Grant Application Form by 27 September 2019

 

Want to find out more? Register for the 1000 Play Streets Info Session (Webinar)

When: Wednesday 11 September 2019, 2–2:30pm (Eastern Standard Time) 

Click here to register

 

Or for further information please email: kieran@playaustralia.org.au

*Also accepting applications Logan City Council, Redland City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, City of Ipswich, Sunshine Coast Regional Council and City of Gold Coast in Queensland.

More Information

Key Dates

Milestones

Dates

Grant applications OPEN Wednesday 28 August 2019
Info session (Webinar) Wednesday 11 September 2019 (2pm EST)
Grant applications CLOSE Friday 27 September 2019 (5pm EST)
Notifications to applicants By Friday 4 October 2019
Agreements signed By Friday 18 October 2019
Local implementation plans developed By Friday 29 November 2019
Play Streets pilots CONCLUDE By Thursday 30 April 2020
Financial acquittal & final report due Thursday 14 May 2020
National Play Streets package launched  June 2020 (date to be confirmed)

 

Want to find out more about the 1000 Play Streets Project…

1000 Play Streets is a national movement to help Australians reclaim their local streets and bring back street play, resulting in more active, socially connected and ultimately happier communities.

Play Australia, supported by Sport Australia, is excited to deliver the pilot in partnership with CoDesign Studio (Melbourne and Brisbane), Nature Play Solutions (Perth), Centre of Sport & Social Impact at La Trobe University and Local Councils.

In many suburban communities around Australia, outdoor spaces for play are limited due to shrinking backyards or lack of adequate green space in easy walking distance from home.

In addition, children are being less independently active outside homes, which means active transport and street play is down, in fact, ‘73% of adults say they played on the street when they were young compared to only 24% of their kids’ (Planet Ark, 2011)

Our opportunity is to work with local councils and select communities (who need support) to catalyse street play, with a view to better connect people and build a locally led model enabling regular and sustainable Play Streets.

When considering activating our residential streets as play spaces we must consider the regulatory environment (the red tape) that our communities face – for example:

  • Do you have a traffic management plan?
  • Have you got public liability insurance?
  • Have you completed a risk assessment and received your council permit?

It’s enough to turn off the most motivated community play advocates.

This pilot is about working with local councils to unpack the red tape in order to make it as easy as possible for communities to run regular and sustainable Play Streets.

Pilots are about (i) identifying recommended council processes and (ii) understanding where the systems that govern council decision-making fall short – so we can identify a national advocacy approach alongside councils, communities and champions (at all levels) to drive the change that is required to catalyse street play ongoing.

At the end of the project we aim to have a new National Play Street package for local councils Australia-wide to help activate 1000 Play Streets nationally over the next 5 years.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Play Australia will only accept applications from eligible organisations. Eligible organisations must be:

  • An Australian local government body
  • Based in the metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
  • Also accepting applications from Logan City Council, Redland City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, City of Ipswich, Sunshine Coast Regional Council and City of Gold Coast in Queensland.

Applications from other groups will not be accepted, however we welcome other groups to partner alongside an eligible organisation.

 

Full list of eligible local councils:

Perth Metropolitan Area

Melbourne Metropolitan Area

Brisbane Metropolitan Area (and surrounds)

  • City of Armadale
  • Town of Bassendean
  • City of Bayswater
  • City of Belmont
  • Town of Cambridge
  • City of Canning 
  • Town of Claremont
  • City of Cockburn
  • Town of Cottesloe
  • Town of East Fremantle
  • City of Fremantle
  • City of Gosnells
  • City of Joondalup
  • City of Kalamunda
  • City of Kwinana
  • City of Melville
  • Town of Mosman Park
  • City of Nedlands
  • Shire of Peppermint Grove
  • City of Perth
  • City of Rockingham
  • Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale 
  • City of South Perth
  • City of Stirling
  • City of Subiaco
  • City of Swan
  • Town of Victoria Park
  • City of Vincent
  • City of Wanneroo
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Port Phillip
  • City of Stonnington
  • City of Yarra
  • City of Banyule
  • City of Bayside
  • City of Boroondara
  • City of Brimbank
  • City of Darebin
  • City of Glen Eira
  • City of Hobsons Bay
  • City of Kingston
  • City of Manningham
  • City of Maribyrnong
  • City of Monash
  • City of Moonee Valley
  • City of Moreland
  • City of Whitehorse
  • Shire of Cardinia
  • City of Casey
  • City of Frankston
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • City of Hume
  • City of Knox
  • City of Maroondah
  • City of Melton
  • Shire of Mornington Peninsula
  • Shire of Nillumbik
  • City of Whittlesea
  • City of Wyndham
  • Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • City of Ipswich
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • City of Gold Coast

 

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