Grants and Funding

Grants available

NameAmountTypeOpen/Closing DateAbout the ProgramLink
Community Energy Upgrades Fund ProgramBetween $25,000 - $2.5 MillionFederal GovernmentOpen: Now
Close: 30th April 2024
The Australian Government is partnering with local governments to deliver the $100 million Community Energy Upgrades Fund (CEUF). The CEUF is a targeted, competitive grant program that provides co-funding for energy upgrades at existing local government facilities.More Information
Play Our Way ProgramFacilities: $50,000- $1.5 Million Participation: $50,000- $1 MillionFederal GovernmentOpen: Mid March 2024The Play Our Way program Grant Opportunity is an open competitive opportunity that will provide funding of up to $200 million (inclusive of Government administration costs) over three years from 2024-25.More Information
Club Grants SchemeVaried Clubs NSWClosing dates vary between Councils. Check your council's opening and closing dates via the link.ClubGRANTS is designed to ensure that larger clubs contribute to the provision of front-line services for their local communities; and to ensure that the disadvantaged in the community are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs.More Information
We Join GrantUp to $10,000Variety (The Children's Charity) Applications are accepted all year roundItems that directly benefit children will be considered. Examples include: Supplies, e.g. bubblers, garden supplies, library supplies, musical instruments etc Equipment, e.g. play equipment, adaptive toys, sporting equipment, beach wheelchairs, canteen equipment etc Technology: g. Coding supplies, 3D printers, smart boards, hearing loops etc Experiences, e.g. transport to school camp or group activity that would otherwise be unavailable Applicants must: Be a school or NFP organisation Be based and operating in NSW or ACT Support children aged 0 – 18 Directly support kids or young people living with a disability, chronic illness, financial hardship or geographic isolation" More Information
Local Sporting ChampionsBetween $500-$750Federal GovernmentApplications open: 1 February 2024 Applications close: 30 April 2024, 11.59pm AEDTThe Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.More Information

Updated 27th February 2024


What is a grant?

Put very simply, a grant is a sum of money given by one organisation to another for a specific purpose. The critical point here is grants are offered for a specific purpose.

Who offers grants?

Grants are provided by a wide variety of organisations, but the biggest providers are the different levels of government.

Local Government – allocate significant amounts to improving their community facilities while also offering smaller amounts aimed at building community activities and community group capacity through local clubs.

State – much of facility development funding comes from state government. State government will also offer grants to community groups which compliment government policies. State government funding is also available to assist in supporting events within the state, especially in rural areas.

Federal – a lot of federal government funding is focused on elite sport and facility development.

Corporate – Corporations and foundations can be valuable allies in your club’s fund seeking journey. While they may not be “lifetime solutions,” these partners offer unique benefits including:

  • Innovation and Flexibility: Less restricted than government grants, they can support creative approaches and adapt to your needs.
  • Shared Mission: Partnering goes beyond funding. Share your goals and mission to build a meaningful connection.
  • Community Investment: Corporations often target local communities where they operate, creating a mutual benefit.

Grants enable clubs and associations to provide effective change whilst building community capacity.

What information is required when writing a good grant application?

Basically, emphasising the Who, What, Where, Why, When and How.

A good grant application should clearly state:

  • Who will benefit?
  • What is going to happen?
  • Where is it going to happen?
  • Why does it need to happen?
  • When is it going to happen? And
  • How is it going to happen and how much will it cost?

You must know this clearly to communicate it.

For more information or assistance on grants please contact the Facilities and Advocacy team.

Good luck!