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

Community Sponsorship

Baker’s Delight


Not specified – dependent on project


Turf Australia Junior Landcare Perfect Patch of Green

Landcare Australia


200 square metres of turf

1st of July, 2014

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program

Australian Sports Commission


$1,500 for national championships

$4,000 for international competitions


Local Sporting Champions

Australian Sports Commission



Round 1 (2014/15): 1 March14 to 30 Jun 14

Round 2 (2014/15): 1 Jul 14 to 31 Oct 14

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

Sport and Recreation Events Program

NSW Sport and Recreation


Grants are capped at:

$30,000 for International Sporting Events

$15,000 for National Championships; and

$10,000 for Regional and Rural Community Participation Events.

13 June 2014

Health Promotion Innovation Fund

ACT Government


Up to $15,000

Current round closes 20 June 2013.
Round 2 closes 20 October 2014
Round 2 closes 20 February 2015

Breakwater Island Casino Community Benefit Fund

QLD Government


One off grants of up to $5,000.

Round 1: 31st May 2014

Round 2: 30th November 2014

Jupiter’s Casino Community Benefit Fund

QLD Government


One off grants of up to $75,000

Round 2: 31st May 2014

Round 3: 31st August 2014

Round 4: 30th November 2014

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

QLD Government


$500 - $35,000

Round 2: 31st May 2014

Round 3: 31st August 2014

Round 4: 30th November 2014

Young Athlete Assistance Program

QLD Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sports and Racing




Elite Athlete Travel Grants

VIC Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure



5 August 2014

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

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

Country Sport Enrichment Scheme

WA Department of Sport and Recreation


Dependent upon the project


Community Spaces

Lottery West


Dependent upon the project


McDonald's Junior Sports Trust



Approx $2,000

30 June 2014

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

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