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 / State

Funding amount

Closing date

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program

Australian Sports Commission


$1,500 for national championships

$4,000 for international competitions


Local Sporting Champions

Australian Government


Up to $500

Round 1 2015/16: 1st March - 30th June 2015 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

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal and ABC


Up to $10,000

12th June, 2015

National Stronger Regions Fund


Australian Government – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development


Between $20,000 and $10 million

31st July, 2015

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.


Sports Development Program

NSW Office of Sport and Recreation


Dependent on the program. Highest paid grant to date is $15,000


Health Promotion Innovation Fund

ACT Government


Up to $15,000

15th June, 2015

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

QLD Government


Up to $35,000

31st May, 2015

Young Athlete Assistance Program

QLD Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sports and Racing




Regional Event Support

QLD Government


$10,000 - $100,000 per year

Opens May, 2015 for events taking place from Feb 29 2016 - 26th Feb 2017

Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Fund

QLD Government


Up to $25,000

QRAA Category C closes 11 September 2015

SRDRP Category 2 Closes 8 May 2015

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 and Recreational Equipment

Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure


Up to $2,000

Up to 3 months after the loss or damage



Elite Athlete Travel

Vic Government


Up to $2,000

Currently Open

Sports Vouchers

SA Government


Up to $50

Closes 31st December, 2015

Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program

SA Government


Dependent upon project, need to contact the office directly for details


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:

31 January

30 April

31 July

31 October

National Representative Fund

Tasmanian Institute of Sport




Country Sport Enrichment Scheme

WA Department of Sport and Recreation


Dependent upon the project


Community Spaces

Lottery West


Dependent upon the project


Community Participation Funding

WA Department of Sport and Recreation


$1000 to $5000



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.


Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme (Regional)

WA Department of Sport and Recreation





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

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