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 / State
Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program
Australian Sports Commission
$1,500 for national championships
$4,000 for international competitions
Local Sporting Champions
Round 3 (2014/15): 1 Nov 14 to 28 Feb 15
Refugee Youth Sports Sponsorship Program
Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW
Up to $500 per person
Dependent upon the project. $92 million allocated last year.
Health Promotion Innovation Fund
Up to $15,000
Round 2 closes 16 February 2015
Gambling Community Benefit Fund
$500 - $35,000
Round 4: 30th November 2014
Young Athlete Assistance Program
Regional Event Support
$10,000 - $100,000
Round 28 closes at 5.00pm on 13 February 2015.
Round 28 applies to events that will occur between 1 October 2015 – 31 March 2017, and there are two rounds per year.
Significant Sporting Events
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:
Emergency Grant: Sporting and Recreational Equipment
Up to $2,000
Up to 3 months after the loss or damage
Up to $1,000
Round 2 Closing Date: Thursday 5 February 2015
Elite Athlete Travel Grants
Applications close 2 December 2014.
Community Benefit Grant
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
Up to $45,000 (average of $10,000)
Ongoing with four funding rounds per year. Closing dates for each round are:
Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program
Dependent upon the project.
National Representative Fund
Tasmanian Institute of Sport
National / International Sport Championships Program
Maximum of $6,000 per organisation.
Closes 25 March 2015, or when funds are exhausted.
Major / Minor State Grants
$500 - $10,000
$15,000 - $80,000
4 March 2015
4 February 2015
Up to $60,000
Applications close 15 October 2014.
Country Sport Enrichment Scheme
WA Dep of Sport and Recreation
Dependent upon the project
Community Participation Funding
$1000 to $5000
Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme
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.
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: AIS – Click here , Grants Link – Click here, Department of Health – Click here
· NSW – Click here
· QLD – Click here
· VIC – Click here
· ACT – Click here
· SA – Click here
· WA – Click here
· TAS – Click here
· NT – 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 email@example.com.
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