Applicants may only use funds from the CLACF for the following purposes:
I. Essential athletics equipment: Little Athletics activity equipment required to run the regular LAA program (e.g. collapsible hurdles, high jump mats, discus, shot puts, javelins and measuring tapes, starting blocks, electronic starting guns, stop watches, sand for long jump pit);
II. Core safety or injury prevention: Items to ensure safe participation of LAA participants and volunteers (e.g. first aid kit, defibrillator, shade marquees, portable discus nets, barriers, equipment to help the centre comply with COVID-safe guidelines such as hand sanitisers).
III. Modified equipment: Purchase of modified equipment to facilitate participation activities for athletes with a disability or beginners (e.g. step hurdles, vortex, Tiny Tots equipment, bean bags, training discuses, soft shot puts).
IV. Volunteer support: Equipment to support volunteers to run the regular LAA program more efficiently and effectively (e.g. Timing gates, rakes, speakers and microphones, line marker, trolleys, storage boxes)
V. Other: Items that do not fit in the categories above but will significantly improve the experience of the regular LAA program. Freight and delivery of items can be included in “other”.
Funds from the CLACF cannot be used for:
II. Equipment already purchased (i.e. funds cannot be applied retrospectively to cover costs outside of the approved application timeframes.);
III. Equipment that will not remain the property of the LAA Centre;
IV. Prizes or rewards (e.g. awards, certificates, badges, medals, ribbons, trophies, gifts);
V. Fees such as affiliation fees, insurance, individual player registrations or one-off or ongoing fees for coaches, officials or instructors, etc. or any other activities expected to be covered by the LAA Centre or participant(s);
VI. Facilities or capital works, including permanent structures that require council or facility management approval such as concrete throwing circles and permanent discus cage
VII. Individual and personal items (e.g. athlete travel costs to participate in competitions and events, shoes, etc.);
VIII. Operational costs (e.g. ground hire or maintenance fees, utilities, etc.);
IX. Consumables (e.g. catering or canteen items);
X. Equipment to support a specific or one-off event (e.g. regional carnival);
XI. Equipment not directly related to the sport of Little Athletics even if it may support the centre (e.g. fridge, BBQ, etc.)
XII. Marketing or advertising expenses;
XIII. Professional development courses (e.g. Board training, coaching or officiating courses, first aid training, etc); or
XIV. Any costs that are not listed on the quote provided in the application.