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

$1,500 for national championships

$4,000 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

Round 2 closes 16 February 2015

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

QLD Government

QLD

$500 - $35,000

Round 4: 30th November 2014

Young Athlete Assistance Program

QLD Government

QLD

$200

Ongoing

Regional Event Support

QLD Government

QLD

$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

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

VIC Government

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

Elite Athlete Travel Grants

VIC Government

VIC

Up to $2,000

Applications close 2 December 2014.

Community Benefit Grant

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

SA

Up to $45,000 (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

Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program

SA Government

SA

Dependent upon the project.

Ongoing

National Representative Fund

Tasmanian Institute of Sport

TAS

$500-$2,000

Ongoing

National / International Sport Championships Program

Tasmanian Government

TAS

Maximum of $6,000 per organisation.

Closes 25 March 2015, or when funds are exhausted.

Major / Minor State Grants

Tasmanian Government

TAS

Minor:

$500 - $10,000

Major:

$15,000 - $80,000

Minor:

4 March 2015

Major:

4 February 2015

State Grants

Tasmanian Government

TAS

Up to $60,000

Applications close 15 October 2014.

Country Sport Enrichment Scheme

WA Dep of Sport and Recreation

WA

Dependent upon the project

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

Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme

WA Dep of Sport and Recreation

WA

$500

 

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

 

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 grants@rugby.com.au.

 

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