Municipal Sport Facilities Funding Forum
30 November 2018, Durban (09h00-16h00)
7 December 2018, Port Elizabeth (09h00-16h00)
Invitation:We have pleasure extending this invitation to you and your team to join us at the next edition of the Sports Forum, which was previously known as the Sports Indaba where we will share with you the options available to fund sports facilities for your communities outside of your municipal budget.
The Forum will feature presentations on how to conduct a scoping as to, which sports facilities could be upgraded to multi-purpose courts inclusive of existing tennis, netball and other courts and converting it to usage for up to 8 different sport codes. Also, the Forum will unpack the best strategies to assess, how to construct new facilities inline with the IDP and other municipal mandates. Our presenting partner has installed more than 80 such facilities across the country and will gladly share with our delegates on the best approaches to install or upgrade such facilities.
Presentations will also include on how to align and include the much-favoured outdoor-gym as part of the overall sports facilities roll out and creating inclusive ownership in partnership with local communities. The newly launched Sports Support Foundation will also be introduced, which is a private sector initiative with the primary aim to assist municipalities and NGO’s to source funding for sport facilities and much needed equipment for clubs and federations.
The Funding of such sports facilities outside of existing municipal budgets is indeed a serious consideration through sources like the Lotto, MIG from the SRSA/Cogta, B-BBEE and CSI as well as international donors, which could be accessed. The Forum will share with delegates what is currently being done in other municipalities like in the JB Marks Local Municipality in Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp respectively, where our company is playing an instrumental role to design and source funding inclusive of government grants.
Other organisations, which are active in the sports development arena using sports facilities as channels to promote active participation in recreation for both children and adults will also be presented and in particular how municipalities could form sustainable partnerships with these entities and to tap into their sources of funding for its own sport facilities upgrades.
The aspects of norms and standards of sport facilities provision should also not be overlooked and a detailed discussion will focus on the guidelines set by SRSA on how facilities must be designed and constructed as per those prescriptions.
Overall, the Forum will lend itself to a very open and interactive conversation on how municipalities could look at alternative sources of funding for sport facilities and it would be our pleasure to host you and your colleagues on the day.