Securing funding and sponsorship dollars can be tricky for local sporting clubs. The good news is, there are plenty of local grants available to help clubs stay afloat and continue their important roles in local communities across the country.
- Move It AUS – Participation – Applications close 18 February, 2019.
The Move It AUS – Participation Grant Program provides support to help organisations get Australians moving and to support the aspiration to make Australia the world’s most active and healthy nation. If successful, applicants will receive grants up to $1 million to implement community-based activities that align to the outcomes of Sport 2030.
- Hyundai Goals for Grassroots – Applications close 14 April, 2019.
Junior football clubs can apply via the online registration form. All eligible entries will be reviewed by a Hyundai Help for
Kids panel and junior club grant recipients will be selected based on the worthiness of the application. The program is linked to Australia’s national football competition – Hyundai A-League, and is in operation during every round of the A-League season; including the Grand Final.
The ASF continues to build awareness in the sports sector of the importance of partnerships involving sport, business and the broader community.
- Jetstar Flying Start – Applications close 31 March, 2019
Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community.
- Growing Cricket for Girls Funding – Application dates vary state to state.
Support the growth and development of girl’s competitions at community cricket level across Australia.
These grants provide assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage.
- Significant sporting events program – Applications open 1 March, 2019
The Significant Sporting Events Program assists sporting, community and event organisations deliver significant sporting events in Victoria. The Significant Sporting Events Program has six funding rounds each year.
Australian Capital Territory:
- Indigenous Sports Grants Program (ISGP) – Applications close 30th June, 2019
The ACT Government’s ISGP is a grants program for eligible individuals seeking support for their participation in sport and recreation activities.
New South Wales:
- ClubGRANTS – Ongoing
To be eligible to apply, you must be a not-for-profit organisation and provide the following project and/or services: community welfare or social services, community development, community health services or employment assistance activities. You are also eligible if you or your organisation is involved in community or professional sport.
- Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program – Applications close 6 May, 2019
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program offers NSW sports clubs and councils the chance to acquire an AED package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost. Sporting organisations and councils will be able to choose from a panel of approved AED Panel Service Providers and a variety of AED packaged services with the level of customer service that is best suited to their needs.
This program aims to support a range of small-scale initiatives for local residents and organisations.
Together with the Independent Gaming Corporation (IGC), Clubs SA invites non gaming Clubs and community organisations to apply for Project Grants via its Sponsorship Assistance Program.
- Planning and Research Program – Ongoing
The Planning and Research Program helps eligible organisations for planning and research initiatives that contribute to the delivery of facilities, programs and services that grow participation in active recreation and sport.
- Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program – Applications close 10th April, 2019
The Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program helps eligible organisations to establish or improve sport and active recreation facilities that meet the needs of the community in South Australia.
- Active Club Program – Applications close 10th April, 2019
The Active Club Program has two funding rounds per year, and helps active recreation and sports clubs with factility upgrade requests and program and equipment.
- Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program – Applications close 11 December, 2019
To provide assistance to eligible organisations to develop and implement projects that will grow the sport or activity, improve services and/or address barriers to inclusion.
- Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program – Applications close 11 December, 2019
The Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program provides financial support for the leadership, policies and services provided by South Australian state sport and active recreation organisations and industry representative bodies.
- Active Regional Communities Grants – Ongoing
Active Regional Communities (ARC) aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sporting and active recreational activities in regional Western Australia.
The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) exemplifies the Western Australian Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State.
- Country Sport Enrichment Scheme – Ongoing
The aim of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme is to help regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.
The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP) supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including flooding and associated damage.
- Community Benefit Funding Programs – Applications close 28 February, 2019
Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). This fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing approximately $54 million per year. The fund allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.
- Grassroots Development Program – Ongoing
If you are a club or organisation in the Northern Territory (NT) you can apply for up to $5,000 to help people participate in sport and active recreation.
- Youth Engagement Grants Program – Applications close 31 May, 2019
The Office of Youth Affairs manages the Youth Engagement Grants Program. The program engages young Territorians through a variety of drug and alcohol free entertainment and youth development and leadership programs. Grants of up to $500 available for individuals and grants of up to $2,000 available for organisations and community groups.
The Levelling the Playing Field Grants Program will give priority to facilities used for football (AFL) and cricket across Tasmania due to the significant increase in female participation for both sports. Grants will be provided to support building new or upgrading existing facilities to support female participation, including change rooms, lockers, toilets, shower facilities and other amenities.