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.
The WLIS Development Grants program supports sporting organisations to run leadership development training/workshops for women.
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 – Ongoing
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.
- Holden Home Ground Advantage – Closes 31 August, 2018
This grant was created to help grassroots sport grow – so if your sporting club is looking for funding for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms or equipment to enable more girls to get involved.
- Giving for Grassroots – Sign up to be informed of future grant rounds.
Small grants program dedicated to initiatives that help increase participation in grassroots and community sport 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.
- Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program – Closes 20 June, 2018
The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automated external defibrillator (also known as an ‘AED’) for their club or sports facility.
- Female Friendly Facilities Fund – Closes 23 July, 2018
The Female Friendly Facilities Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that assists local clubs and organisations to develop grounds, pavilions, courts and lighting to enable more women and girls to participate in sport and active recreation.
- Sporting Club Grants Program – Round 2 Closes 20th January, 2019
The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers.
- The World Game Facilities Fund – Check back in early 2019
The World Game Facilities Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that assists local football (soccer) clubs and organisations to upgrade existing or develop new facilities across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
- Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program – Check back in early 2019
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level.
- Country Football and Netball Program – Check back in early 2019
The Country Football and Netball Program provides funding to assist country football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations.
- Pick My Project – Closes 24 June, 2018
Pick My Project is a Victorian first community grants initiative, with $30 million available to fund local projects. Come up with a project idea, vote for your favourites, and make your community an even better place to live.
Australian Capital Territory:
The primary objective of the SROP is to provide financial assistance to eligible sport and physical recreation organisations to support participation in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality programs and services for the benefit of the Canberra community.
The primary objective of the CSRDP, in accordance within the ACTIVE 2020 Strategy, is to provide financial assistance to eligible sport and physical recreation organisations for outcome based projects, programs and initiatives to support participation in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality programs and services for the benefit of all the Canberra community.
The primary objective of the CAP is to provide financial assistance to eligible sport and physical recreation organisations for capital developments that will support participation in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality programs and services for the benefit of the Canberra community.
- Indigenous Sports Grants Program (ISGP) – Closes 30th June, 2018
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.
This program aims to support a range of small-scale initiatives for local residents and organisations.
- Community Building Partnership – Closes on 15th June, 2018
The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.
- NSW ICC World T20 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund – Closes on 13th July, 2018
The Fund aims to improve cricket facilities and supporting infrastructure, increase participation opportunities, improve female player pathways and enable hosting of elite cricket content in Regional NSW.
- Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund – Expressions of interest close on 31st August 2018
Incorporated, community-based, not-for-profit sporting organisations (clubs and associations whose primary purpose is to organise sporting activities/deliver sport programs) and organisations providing sport and recreation programs that benefit the community, such as PCYCs, YMCA and YWCA.
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 – Closes 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.
- Office for the Ageing Community Grants – Applications likely to open mid-2018
To be considered for funding, projects must align to at least one of the ageing plan priorities – health, wellbeing and security; social and economic productivity; and all-ages-friendly communities.
- Sporting Surfaces Program – Check back after 31st July, 2018
The Sporting Surfaces Program helps eligible organisations to develop new or upgrade/enhance or replace existing synthetic and hard-court sport playing surfaces including synthetic turf playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts to support sports in South Australia.
- Female Facilities Program – Check back after 31st July, 2018
The Female Facilities Program helps eligible organisations to develop sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit for purpose female change room facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian sporting community.
- Active Club Program – Closes 26th September, 2018
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 – Closes 3rd December, 2018
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 – Closes 3rd December, 2018
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.
- Get Going Clubs – Ongoing
Funding to support local sport and recreation organisations to create opportunities for Queenslanders to participate.
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.
- Get Playing Places and Spaces – Closes 31st August, 2018
Get Playing Places and Spaces provides funding for infrastructure development so that more Queenslanders can be involved in sport and active recreation.
- Community Benefit Funding Programs – Closes 31st August, 2018
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.
- Get Playing Plus – Closes 1st April, 2019
Get Playing Plus is part of the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative designed to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level.
- Queensland Footy Facilities Fund – Check back later in 2018
The Program will provide over $1,275,000 over two funding rounds to improve the quality, access and condition of community rugby league facilities across Queensland.
- 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 – Ongoing
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.