What Legacy Fund Participation grants can your Club apply for?


Female football Clubs and Associations across NSW have already reaped the reward of over $600,000 of investment from Round 1 of the NSW Football Legacy Fund.

With applications now open for Round 2, up to $560,000 of additional funding is up for grabs to support participation programs and initiatives within the female football space.

Whether benefiting local players, coaches, referees, volunteers or administrators, there are a host of project types that have been successful in receiving Legacy Grant funding.

Below, we’ve listed a number of project types which were supported through Round 1 of the Legacy Fund.

Female cut uniforms

  • Castle Hill United SC: $15,000 towards developing female friendly playing kits.

New training equipment (balls, goals)

  • Liverpool Olympic Community Club: $4,268 grant towards the purchase of two portable full-sized goals, increasing the ability to cater for additional female teams.

Girls summer football program

  • Leichhardt Saints FC – $9,895 towards the growth and expansion of the summer girls and women’s football competition.

Leadership coaching (mentoring)

  • St George FA – $15,000 towards female coach mentor program to increase qualified female coaches in the game.

Girls School Holiday Clinics

  • Sydney University Sport: $5,000 towards girls only holiday clinic for ages 8-14 focused on developing skills.

World Cup activation programs

  • Manly Warringah Football Association: $5,872 towards running a female only mini World Cup tournament.

Come & Try Sessions (Development Programs)

  • North West Sydney Football – $4,865 towards a come and try day held in early 2023, targeting potential female players in the area.

Female referee or coach development programs

  • Forbes & District Soccer Club: $13,050 towards the creation of Young Matildas Girls All Inclusive Programs of Excellence, including delivering female referee and coaching certified courses.

Mums and Daughters program

  • North West Sydney Football: $2,952 towards the promotion and delivery of a Mothers and Daughters Football program

Online coaching resources

  • Central Coast Football: $7,500 towards the purchase of online coaching resources for female coaches.

Referee Communication and Equipment

  • NSW State League Football Referees Association: $14,371 towards the purchase of referee electric communication equipment and coaching for female referees.

Hills Football’s Castle Hill United SC were just one of the clubs that benefited from the recent round 1 legacy fund, successful in attaining a $15,000 grant fund that helped fund female friendly football kits for their entire women’s and girls’ squads in 2023.

“Our players were thrilled with their new kits, and we have received positive feedback from them,” said Castle Hill United FC Club Coach Coordinator Khalid Zaran.

“As a coach of a youth girls’ team and a parent of a player who coaches an Under 9 Girls team, I can personally vouch for the satisfaction of our players.”

Want more information about the grant opportunity? Watch the participation stream webinar or Contact Helen Armson for more information about the participation stream of the Legacy Fund.

Round 2 of the Participation stream of the Legacy Fund ends 1pm, Friday, 7 July 2023.

This is the final round of the Legacy Fund, don’t miss out!  

To apply, visit: https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/nsw-football-legacy-fund

To view all the Round 1 Legacy Fund recipients click here