Come Out and Play is a pilot project to explore options for delivery of social and recreational sporting activities in the City of Vincent. This community initiative between the City of Vincent and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries aims to activate parklands and sporting facilities through providing opportunities for people aged between 18-35 years to be more active.

Playing sport and being part of a sporting team keeps people active and connected to their community. For many people, however, committing to a team is difficult as they need to balance time between family, work and other social commitments. To stay active, some people choose to engage in less structured sporting activities for enjoyment and to feel good, for personal health and fitness, and for social interaction. In general, less-structured recreational sport places less emphasis on performance and more emphasis on fun, friendship and fitness.

For this project, recreational sports are defined as modified sporting activities that: 

  • provide opportunity for people to have fun, meet friends and be physically active;
  • are informal games or activities with less focus on competition;
  • allow rules to be modified to meet the needs of participants;
  • can be played in a variety of settings (i.e. park, oval, indoor recreation centre); and
  • work on a "pay as you play" basis.

Grants (up to $1,000.00 plus GST) are available to support local clubs and organisations to:

  • engage staff and/or contractors to develop and deliver recreational sporting activities;
  • purchase equipment and materials for recreational sporting activities; and
  • promote activities and events.

Come Out and Play projects are to be fully expended by 30 April 2018.

Should your sporting club be interested in being a part of this new initiative, please contact Caris from the Community Partnerships Team via email at or call 9273 6557. 

Come Out and Play Application Form