In order to access funding and technical resources from the Ministry, sport-related organizations at community level must be registered. The registration system is simple. Just fill out the registration form, accompanied by the relevant documents about your organization. Your application will be assessed and if satisfactory, you will be issued a certificate of registration as a bona fide sport organization.
Your registration with the Ministry of Sport may assist in securing financial assistance from private entities, and entitles that organization to apply for grant funding, as well as request technical assistance with projects and programmes.
Ensure that it is correctly filled out and attach the required documents. The entire application must then be submitted to the Division of Physical Education and Sport. You should receive a response on whether your application was successful within 10 working days. A certificate of registration will then be issued to your organization.
Budgetary allocations are made annually to assist sporting organizations. The grants cover up to 50% in the case of approved local and overseas projects and 100% in the case of approved coaching programmes. Technical assistance is also provided for all national sporting organizations for conducting developmental programmes as well as the preparation of national teams.
Most sports in Trinidad and Tobago are governed by a national representative body, which is affiliated to an international body. For example, the National Governing Body (NGB) for football is the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, which is affiliated to FIFA.
NGBs are responsible for the administration of the sport/discipline in the country, including development and community activities, coach development, and elite athlete identification and grooming. NGBs are the local repository for all information about a particular sport.
NGBs can fall either under the purview of the Ministry of Sport or the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago