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The Best Sporting Club Grants

20 Nov 2023

Across Australia, governments, councils, charities, peak bodies and private businesses offer grants and funding for sporting clubs.

Many of these grants are specific to sports or cities, but some are available to a broad range of organisations. Let’s take a look at some of the most accessible grants across Australia:

Sporting Club Grants Program

Area: Victoria

Sport: All

Who can apply: Community based organisations/sports clubs.

Funding: Up to $4,000 (depending on category)

What can funding be used for: Uniforms, Equipment, Volunteers/Officials, Engagement, New programs, Athlete costs.

Link: Sporting Club Grants Program

Active Women and Girls Program

Area: Queensland

Sport: All

Who can apply: Sports Clubs, State Level Organisations, Councils

Funding: Up to $25,000

What can funding be used for: Education, Training, Equipment, Resources, Employment, Promotion.

Link: Active Women and Girls Program

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

Area: Western Australia

Sport: All

Who can apply: Sports Clubs, Community Organisations, Local Governments

Funding: $7,500 – $500,000

What can funding be used for: Infrastructure (eg. Playing surfaces, Clubrooms)

Link: Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund – Sports Community

Regional Organisation Grants

Area: Regional Western Australia

Sport: All

Who can apply: Regional organisations

Funding: Up to $50,000

What can funding be used for: Organisational and Strategic Planning

Link: Regional Organisation grants

Active Club Program

Area: South Australia

Sport: All

Who can apply: Sport, recreation, community and fishing organiations

Funding: Up to $3,000

What can funding be used for: Equipment, training, promotion, programs and more.

Link: Active Club Program

Sport and Active Recreation Grants: Grassroots

Area: Northern Territory

Sport: All

Who can apply: Sport and Recreation Clubs and Organisations

Funding: Up to $5,000

What can funding be used for: Participation Activities, Training, Equipment, Strategic Planning, Promotion

Link: Sport and Active Recreation Grants: Grassroots

Infrastructure Grants: Sport and Recreation

Area: New South Wales

Sport: All

Who can apply: Not-for-profit Organisations, Schools, Councils

Funding: $50,000 – $300,000

What can funding be used for: Infrastructure

Link: Infrastructure Grants: Sport and Recreation

Similar Grants:

Infrastructure Grants: Disaster Readiness
Infrastructure Grants: Community Infrastructure

Club Enhancement Program

Area: ACT

Sport: All

Who can apply: Sports Clubs and State Sporting Organisations

Funding: $5,000 – $20,000

What can funding be used for: Strategic Planning, Volunteer Training, Marketing, Equipment, One off events.

Link: Club Enhancement Program

Community Sport Facilities Program

Area: ACT

Sport: All

Who can apply: Sports Clubs, Community Organisations, State Sporting Organisations

Funding: Up to $2 million over 2 years

What can funding be used for: Infrastructure

Link: Community Sport Facilities Program

Growing Football Community Grants

Area: National

Sport: Football (Soccer)

Who can apply: Clubs and associations with female participants

Funding: Up to $5,000

What can funding be used for: Development Opportunities, Participation Programs, Uniform, Registration, and more.

Link: Growing Football Community Grants

Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund

Area: National

Sport: Cricket

Who can apply: Cricket Clubs

Funding: Varies between States

What can funding be used for: Infrastructure

Link: Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund

*Note, each state runs its own ACIF funding.

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