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NOTE: Grants in italic script are COVID-19 related


  • Sports Community – Varied
    Visit Sports Community for a comprehensive list of all grants available to sporting clubs across Australia.   
  • Sports Recovery Grant– Closed
    The Sports Recovery Grants are intended to encourage and support the return to participation in sport for all Australians in the wake of the bushfires and similar natural disasters to ensure that sport can play its important role in healing and restoring communities. Find out more and apply today here.  
  • AFL Grants – Grants vary across the states
    In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many local and state governments are providing grants to support community organisations in their endeavours to respond and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Find out more and apply today here.

Support inclusivity at your club by spreading the word about grants available from the Dylan Alcott FoundationThis organisation is committed to helping young Australians with disabilities overcome the barriers of entry to sport and education by providing fundraising for grants, scholarships and mentoring. You can find out if any of your members are eligible and encourage them to apply here. 

Applications for the Bowls Disaster Relief Fund are open for clubs who have been affected by recent natural disasters. Find out more and apply today here

Proudly supported by Sport AustraliaPlay For Purpose is an innovative fundraising solution, that rewards both clubs and supporters alike! This world-first fundraising raffle is free for clubs to participate in, and gives clubs access to large prize pools and powerful e-commerce technology, with no financial risk. Find out more and apply today here. 

Also available through Sport Australia, The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. Find out if any of your club members are eligible here. 

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs. This program is an evolution of the long-running Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program that FRRR ran for 34 rounds over a 16-year period. Find out if your club is eligible here. 

The ASF continues to build awareness in the sports sector of the importance of partnerships involving sport, business and the broader community. Find out more information here. 


The ACT Government’s ISGP is a grants program for eligible individuals seeking support for their participation in sport and recreation activities. 


Sydney Water are looking to support initiatives that are making a positive impact and driving change in local communities in the following categories: Digital innovation, Embracing diversity and Environmental warriors

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. 

  • NSW Government
    Sporting organisations affected by the COVID-19 shutdown are eligible for grants of up to $10,000 under a new assistance scheme announced by the NSW Government. Find out more and apply today here.
  • City of Sydney Council: Quick Response Grants – Ongoing
    To help individuals and organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Sydney Council are releasing an extra $500,000 in quick response grants. These are rolling grants – there is no application deadline. Find out more and apply today here.  

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. 


Alice Springs Town Council offers a range of grants and sponsorship initiatives to support local community groups to identify development opportunities, build capacity, and make positive contributions to the quality of life in Alice Springs. For detailed information on the various opportunities for support, click here. 

The Urban Sport Voucher Scheme helps families with the cost of organised sport, recreation and cultural activities and due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Territory Labor Government is extending the redemption date for the 2019-20 Sport and Learn to Swim Vouchers to 12 June 2020. Apply here


COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart provides funding of $2,000 to sport or active recreation organisations so they can restart and continue delivery of physical activity opportunities to the Queensland community post-COVID-19.

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. 

QRIDA offers grants and funding to help with the cost of repairs to eligible not-for-profit organisations affected by a natural disaster. Find out if you’re eligible to apply here. 


Together with the Independent Gaming Corporation (IGC), Clubs SA invites nongaming Clubs and community organisations to apply for Project Grants via its Sponsorship Assistance Program. 

Grants SA is a one-off project-funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia.

The State Government recognises that some sporting clubs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions are still required to maintain playing surfaces, including watering large ovals etc. To support those clubs that have significant water bills to pay, the State Government will provide financial assistance towards water and sewerage bills issued between April and June 2020.


Tranche 2 of this funding will provide sport and active recreation clubs and associations with grants of up to $3 000 to assist with hygiene and equipment purchases to comply with the relevant Return to Play plan.

The Tasmanian Community Fund is currently reviewing the focus areas for Round 41.  We recognise that the unfolding pandemic and the resulting recovery will mean that financial support may be required in areas other than those focus areas scheduled. 

Clubs, not-for-profit organisations and local government entities that provide sport and active recreation opportunities to the Tasmanian community are invited to apply.


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. 

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. 

Project Defib provides every sporting club, school and not for profit in Australia with an opportunity to access over $1000 worth of subsidy to put towards the latest Lifeline Defibrillator package.   


 Active Regional Communities (ARC) aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sporting and active recreational activities in regional Western Australia.  It’s tailored to meet the ever-changing demands and challenges of sport and active-recreation groups within the nine diverse regions of Western Australia.

 The purpose of the program is to provide Western Australian Government financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation.

 The aim of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme is to help regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.

 KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees.

 North West Travel Subsidy aims to assist young athletes from the North West with travel costs and encourage participation for athletes living in the regions of the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne.

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