Club Development

Club Development Program

The City of Bunbury is committed to the Club Development Program through its partnership with the Department of Sport and Recreation. The Club Development Officer aims to build the capacity of community based sporting and recreation clubs in the City of Bunbury and the Greater Bunbury Region.

The City of Bunbury’s Club Development Officer is responsible for the design and implementation of a strategic program, aimed at improving communication networks between sporting clubs, the City of Bunbury, and the community as a whole with the aim to benefit the delivery of sport within the region.

The Club Development Officer is able to assist clubs in the following areas:

  • Sponsorship, Fundraising and Grants
  • Health and Safety
  • Planning
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Memberships and Volunteers
  • Club Risk and SWOT Analysis

If you are part of a sport and recreation club within the Greater Bunbury Region and would like any information or have any queries on the Club Development Program  please contact the Club Development Officer Michael Gliddon on 9792 7256 or mgliddon@bunbury.wa.gov.au

When starting a new club, we suggest you contact the Department of Sport and Recreation’s South West Office on (08) 97926900, and the City of Bunbury Community Recreation Team on (08) 97952 7255 to arrange meetings to make your club’s plans clear and for guidance/support. The Department of Sport and Recreation also has a great number of resource booklets for clubs available here.

Community Sporting & Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF)

The Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) exemplifies the Western Australian Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State.

The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation. The program aims to increase participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well designed and well utilised facilities.

The Department of Sport and Recreation administers the CSRFF grant funding program for small, annual and forward planning grants. The CSRFF program operates on a reimbursement system with grants paid to the grantee only. The maximum CSRFF grant approved by the State Government will be no greater than one-third of the total estimated cost of the applicants project and must be matched by the applicants own in-kind contribution. Furthermore the balance of the final one-third or requisite funds required is to be sourced by the applicant.

Any applicant wishing to apply for CSRFF should first discuss their proposal with the DSR Regional Manager and also consult with the City of Bunbury as the Department of Sport and Recreation requires the Council to demonstrate support (or otherwise) for each applicants project. Applicants should discuss their plans with the City of Bunbury in plenty of time before the Department of Sport and Recreation’s required deadline date as any applications need to be approved by Council and also be discussed with in the appropriate departments.

For more information about CSRFF and the City's application process including key dates please click here to download an information package​​.

For a list of the funding round dates or if you have any questions regarding CSRFF please contact the City of Bunbury’s Sport and Recreation Liaison Officer Gary Thompson on 9792 7255 or gthompson@bunbury.wa.gov.au