McDonald's Small Grants Program

The Perth Football League has a small grants program which our clubs can access to support their investment into much needed equiptment & technology which enhance their operations. 

The annual amount of this grant fund is $25,000 and in 2020, the program was so popular that the PFL Board voted to double the annual fund to $50,000.

In 2021, McDonald's Australia is the naming rights partner of the McDonald's Club Small Grants Program and is putting much needed funds towards the development and sustainability of our Clubs. 

The McDonald's Club Small Grants funding round is currently open until December 10, 2021 with successful projects to be announced early in 2022. To apply please keep scrolling. 

Scarbourough FC used $1,000 towards a Point of Sale System. 

Below is a list of Clubs who have benefitted from this program: - 

Club

Project Name

Project Amount

Grant Amount

Canning Vale

Electronic Scoreboard 

$8,400

$2,000

Curtin Uni Wesley

Ice Machine

$3,010

$1,500

Fremantle CBC

Ice Machine

$1,100

$1,500

Gosnells

Computer upgrade

$2,500

$2,000

Kalamunda

Female Friendly Changerooms

$2,000

$1,500

Quinns Districts

Portable Ice Baths 

$1,800

$1,500

Scarborough

Electronic Scoreboard 

$5,000

$2,000

Swan Athletic

2x Freezes 

$2,300

$1,500

Wanneroo

Designs for alfresco 

$4,840

$2,000

Bullcreek Leeming

Ice Machine 

$4,000

$859

Canning Vale

Point of Sale Equipment 

$1,756

$1,756

Carlisle

Point of Sale Equipment

$2,263

$2,000

Cockburn Lakes

Computer 

$2,200

$2,000

Coolbellup

Computer & Printer 

$1,414

$1,414

Ellenbrook

Point of Sale Terminals 

$2,000

$2,000

Forrestdale

Technology upgrades 

$3,235

$2,000

Forrestfield

Financial Governance

$3,000

$2,000

Gosnells

Sponsors Luncheon 

$2,000

$1,000

Hamersley Carine

Point of Sale Terminals 

$2,000

$2,000

Jandakot

Electronic Scoreboard 

$13,000

$2,000

Maddington

Point of Sale Terminals 

$2,750

$2,000

North Fremantle

Upgrade Payment System 

$2,254

$2,000

Ocean Ridge

Point of Sale systems 

$1,792

$1,850

Piara Waters

Point of Sale system 

$2,159

$1,560

Stirling

Computing Systems 

$2,100

$1,980

Trinity Aquinas

Ice Machine 

$2,000

$1,500

University

Point of Sale systems

$1,798

$1,798

Winnacott

Female Changerooms 

$7,000

$2,000

Cottesloe

Ice Machine 

$800

$800

Kenwick

Member Database & POS

$2,541

$1,643

Collegians

Point of Sale system 

$878

$878

Willetton

Club Improvement & Fridges 

$2,000

$2,000

Kwinana

Scoreboard refurbishment 

$9,100

$2,000

Swan Valley

Electronic Scoreboard 

$8,750

$2,000

Mt Lawley

Point of Sale system 

$3,295

$2,000

Bullcreek Leeming

Extra Marquee for coaches 

$5,000

$2,641

Curtin Uni Wesley

Point of Sale System 

$2,316

$1,000

Forrestfield

Female Friendly Upgrade 

$2,000

$1,000

Jandakot

Junior Future Fund

$5,000

$1,000

Ocean Ridge

Player injury management 

$1,750

$1,000

Scarborough

Point of Sale system

$3,376

$1,000

Swan Athletic

Preseason wellness program 

$5,000

$1,000

SNESA

Verandah Expansion 

$4,000

$1,500

Kingsley

Ice Machine 

$2,000

$1,500

1.  Guidelines For Applying for the Small Grants Program

1.1      Clubs are not eligible to apply if they:

  1. Are on probationary status with the League.

  2. Have overdue or outstanding project completion reports for any grants, funding or sponsorships with the League.

  3. Have overdue or outstanding payments due to the League; or

  4. Have already received financial or in-kind support from the League for the same project, program or event.

1.2      Which projects are eligible for funding?

  • Projects must meet at least one of each of the strategic areas and funding objectives to be considered for funding.

Strategic areas (must meet one)

Funding objectives (must meet one)

  • Growing the game and the pie

  • Adding value and building capacity

  • Selling the benefits

  • Running a tight ship

 

  • Attract, retain or reward volunteers.

  • Provide a safe environment for members, visitors, volunteers and the public.

  • Improve the knowledge, skills and or experience of club officials and volunteers.

  • Support and develop the knowledge, skills or experience of coaches and players.

  • Assist with the long-term sustainability of the club.

Examples of projects, but not limited to; Works to have female friendly facilities, improve opposition team facilities (shade shelters, massage tables), changeroom ice machines, club defibrillator, facilitator to conduct a colts welfare workshop, Xero training for Treasurers, around the ground spectator behaviour signage.

1.4      Which projects will not be funded?

  • Any project, program or event which does not fit the eligibility; strategic area or funding objective mentioned above;

  • Ongoing maintenance and repairs which are generally the responsibility of the club or third party such as the local council.

  • Deficit funding (to repay cash shortfalls);

  • Retrospective funding (project cannot begin before the grant has been approved)

  • General club operational costs (e.g line marking);

  • Personal protective or playing equipment (e.g. Mouthguards, footballs, goal post pads, playing apparel); or

  • Tours or travel costs.

1.5      Project limitations:

  • The League will not fund the payment of coaches, club officials or specialists except where it is considered outside of their normal club responsibilities.

1.6      How will the application be assessed?

  • Applications will be assessed and approved by the General Manager.

 

Funding Assessment Criteria (out of 100)

 

1. Clear objectives that align with the grant focus areas and funding objectives

 

The objectives of the project are clearly identified

/10

The project and intended target group aligns with the grant strategic areas

/10

The project and intended target group aligns with the grant funding objectives

/10

2. Direct benefit to the League

 

The project delivers clear and measurable outcomes and benefits to the target group

/15

There is potential for the project to have a lasting club impact

/15

3. Capacity of the club to manage the funding and deliver the service or program

 

The project is a high priority for the club

/5

There is evidence of project planning for the full funding period (including achievable timelines)

/5

The club has the organisational structure and skills to achieve the outcomes listed in their application

/5

There is a realistic relationship between the funding requested, anticipated outcomes and the club’s annual budget

/5

The application contains a detailed, clear and reasonable budget

/10

The club has committed their own funds to the project’s sustainability

/5

The project cannot be funded elsewhere

/5

 

Total

/100

2.  Grant Amounts

Clubs can apply for funding up to $2000 per project.

3.  Grant Applications

Grant applications are open until 10 December 2021 and will be assessed on ‘first come basis’ until total funds have been assigned.

To apply - CLICK HERE

The online form will require the applicant to complete the following:

  • Project name and overview

  • Project objectives and outcomes

  • Grant amount requested

  • Project budget

  • Timeline of the project

  • Upload the club’s annual budget

Multiple Applications

Where clubs are submitting multiple grant applications, those applications must be ranked in order (one, two, three etc) of the club’s priority. This will allow the League to consider the priority order when offering their recommendations for funding.

4.  Approval and Conditions of Funding
Clubs will be informed in writing on the success of their application.

Where funding is approved:

  • Funds will be direct deposited into the club’s bank account.

  • The club agrees to spend the funds as requested.

  • The club agrees to provide the General Manager a report of the outcomes achieved on competition of the project. This may include photos to promote the project.

This report should be emailed to darmstrong@wafc.com.au.

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