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.

Name

Provider

National / State

Funding amount

 Closing date

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program

Australian Sports Commission

National

$1,000 for national championships

$3,000 for international competitions

Ongoing

Local Sporting Champions

Australian Sports Commission

National

$500

Round 3 (2014/15): 1 Nov 14 to 28 Feb 15

Refugee Youth Sports Sponsorship Program

Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW

NSW

Up to $500 per person

Ongoing

ClubGRANTS

ClubsNSW

NSW

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

Ongoing

Health Promotion Innovation Fund

ACT Government

ACT

Up to $15,000

Current round closes 16 Feb 2015.

Round 2 closes 15 June 2015

Round 3 closes 19 October 2015

Breakwater Island Casino Community Benefit Fund

QLD Government

QLD

One off grants of up to $5,000.

Two funding rounds per year, with funding rounds closing 31 May and 30 November

Jupiter’s Casino Community Benefit Fund

QLD Government

QLD

One off grants of up to $75,000

Four funding rounds per year, with the funding round closing dates 28 February, 31 May, 31 August, and 30 November.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

QLD Government

QLD

$500 - $35,000

Round 3: 31st August 2014

Round 4: 30th November 2014

Young Athlete Assistance Program

QLD Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sports and Racing

QLD

$200

Ongoing

Significant Sporting Events

VIC Government

VIC

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 and Recreational Equipment

Dep of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

VIC

Up to $2,000

Up to 3 months after the loss or damage

 

Ongoing

Sporting Uniforms

VIC Government

VIC

Up to $1,000

Round 2 Closing Date: Thursday 5 February 2015

Community Benefit Grant

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

SA

Up to $45,000 (average of $15,000)

Ongoing with four funding rounds per year. Closing dates for 2015 will be available soon

National Representative Fund

Tasmanian Institute of Sport

TAS

$500-$2,000

Ongoing

Country Sport Enrichment Scheme

WA Dep of Sport and Recreation

WA

Projects where travel to remote communities is approved by the Department funding may have funding approved at a higher level

Ongoing

Community Spaces

Lottery West

WA

Dependent upon the project

Ongoing

Community Participation Funding

WA Dep of Sport and Recreation

WA

$1000 to $5000

 

Ongoing

Active Regional Communities – Initiative Grants

WA Department of Sport and Recreation

WA

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 Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme (Regional)

WA Department of Sport and Recreation

WA

$500

Open March - April 2015 and September - October 2015

 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

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.

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