Small and Emerging Sport and Recreation Investment Program

2016-17 Small and Emerging Sport and Recreation Investment Program (SESRIP) successful applicants announced

Six of Canberra’s smaller, newer and quirkier sport and recreation clubs and organisations will share in $18,000 from the new Small and Emerging Sport and Recreation Investment Program (SESRIP) to better promote and grow their activities.

I am so pleased to be able to announce that the six organisations including the ACT Fencing Association, the Burley Griffin Canoe Club, Canberra Bike Polo and the ACT Disc Golf Club will be able to use the funding for a range of different pursuits including for new equipment, come and try days, and to establish a stronger presence and profile in the ACT community.

We know that traditional sport does not fill the needs of all members of our community and that new or less traditional activities such as bike polo, disc golf and canoeing could be the key to more people embracing physical activity and regular participation.

With rates of overweight and obesity for children and adults on the rise in the ACT, we are committed to supporting a healthy, active and inclusive community by supporting a range of programs that make the healthy choice the easy choice for Canberrans.

The funding provided through this innovative one-off funding program will be used to specifically target those activities that may be outside the norm to encourage more people to be active.

Local sport and recreation associations and clubs were able to apply for SESRIP funding of up to $3,000.

List of successful applicants:

Burley Griffith Canoe Club Equipment for white water kayaking community development program$3,000
ACT Disc Golf ClubCome and try disc golf equipment and promotional resources  $3,000
Canberra Bike PoloBike polo equipment for community development program   $3,000
ACT Fencing Association 40+ fencing program including equipment and promotional resources$3,000
Canberra Chargers Canberra Chargers equipment and fitness program development $3,000
Burley Griffin Canoe ClubCanoe Polo junior training course $3,000
TOTAL $18,000


If you have any questions regarding the SESRIP please contact Active Canberra Senior Project Officer Dougal Reed on 6207 6195 or email