Community Grants

Community Grants Webpage

Community funding grants are available for not-for-profit organisations, clubs and community groups in the areas of sport and recreation, arts and culture, disability, education, environment, health and cultural diversity. 

Grants are provided at State and Federal level of Government and through private organisations for community benefit. Local councils can also provide funding for a variety of projects but normally have to be approached directly (normally through the council’s Sport and Recreation Advisor). Grants are a great way of raising monetary support for: facility projects for your local club, travel costs for teams or individuals, volunteer costs, and a range of other initiatives.

Below are a list of some of the community grants currently available. Please click on the name of the grant in the first column to get more information on the grant and how to apply. This list will be updated regularly.

National:

Name

Provider

Funding Amount

Closing date

Elite Indigenous Travel & Accommodation Assistance Program

Australian Sports Commission

$1,500 for national championships

$4,000 for international competitions

 

Ongoing

Local Sporting Champions

Australian Government
Up to $500
Round 2: 1st July - 31st October 2015. Round 3: 1st November 29th February 2015

Community Development Grants Program

Australian Government - Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
From $2,000 to $13 million
30th June, 2017

 

Australian Capital Territory

Name

Provider

Funding Amount

Closing date

Health Promotion Innovation Fund

ACT Government

Up to $15,000

Current period closes 19th October, 2015

Ongoing

Sport & Recreation Operational Program

ACT Government

Annual Assistance up to $11,000

Triennial Assistance up to $70,000
Ongoing

Community Sport & Recreation Development Program

ACT Government
Apply for a minimum of $1,000
Ongoing

 

New South Wales

Name

Provider

Funding Amount

Closing date

Refugee Youth Sports Sponsorship Program

Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW

Up to $500 per person

Ongoing

ClubGRANTS

ClubsNSW
Dependent upon the project. $92 million allocated last year.
Ongoing

Sports Development Program

NSW Office of Sport and Recreation
Dependent on the program. Highest paid grant to date is $15,000
Open

Queensland

Name

Provider

Funding Amount

Closing date

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

QLD Government

Up to $35,000

Ongoing

Young Athlete Assistance Program

QLD Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sports and Racing
$200
Ongoing

Queensland Destination Events Programs

Tourism and Events Queensland
Up to $100,000 per year

Round 2 closes  30th October 2015,

Round 3 closes 16th March 2016

Ongoing

Sport & Recreation Disaster Recovery Fund  QLD Government  Up to $25,000  QRAA Category C closes 11 September 2015
SRDRP Category 2 Closed


South Australia

Name

Provider

Funding Amount

Closing date

Sports Vouchers

SA Government

Up to $50

Closes 31stDecember, 2015

Sport & Recreation Sustainability Program

SA Government
Dependent upon project, up to $100,000. Need to contact the office directly for details
Ongoing

Community Benefit Grant

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
Up to $50,000 (average of $10,000)

Ongoing with four funding rounds per year. Closing dates for each round are:

31 January

30 April

31 July

31 October


Tasmania

Name

Provider

Funding Amount

Closing date

National Representative Fund

Tasmanian Institute of Sport

$500-$2,000

Ongoing


 

Victoria

Name

Provider

Funding Amount

Closing date

Significant Sporting Events

VIC Government

Event Assistance Grants: Up to $20,000

Event Development Grants: Up to $300,000

 

Rounds open until Feb 2018. Existing rounds close on the following dates:

31st May

31st July

30th September

30th November

Emergency Grant: Sporting & Recreational Equipment

Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure
Up to $2,000

Up to 3 months after the loss or damage

 Ongoing

Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

VIC Government

Up to $3,000,000

Depends on Project

Applications to Better Pools, Major Facilities and Small Aquatic Projects Categories 24 August 2015

Applications to Minor Facilities, Cricket Facilities, Female Friendly Facilities and Planning Categories, Ongoing

For full applications, close 29 October 2015.

 

Western Australia

Name

Provider

Funding Amount

Closing date

Country Sport Enrichment Scheme

WA Department of Sport and Recreation

Dependent upon the project

Ongoing

Community Spaces

Lottery West
Dependent upon the project
Ongoing

Community Participation Funding

WA Department of Sport and Recreation

$1000 to $5000


Ongoing
 Active Regional Communities- Initiative Grants  WA Department of Sport and Recreation  Up to $5,000 with organisations needing to demonstrate a significant contribution (up to 25%) towards the cost of the project/event and/or in-kind contribution.  Ongoing
Community Sporting & Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF)  WA Department of Sport and Recreation  Dependent on Project  Ongoing
Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme (Regional) WA Department of Sport and Recreation  $500  Open

 

Government Grant Centres

Please click on the web links below to access Federal, State and Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation which offer grant funding opportunities:

·         Federal: AISClick here , Grants LinkClick here, Department of HealthClick here

·         ACT –  Click here

·         NSWClick here

·         NT  –   Click here

·         QLD –  Click here

·         SA  –   Click here

·         TAS –  Click here

·         VIC –   Click here

·         W   –   Click here

If you have any questions about grants, including help about accessing grant websites, information on upcoming grants, or the application process, please email grants@rugby.com.au

 


Name

Provider

Funding amount

Closing date

 


 


 




 





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