Grants Information

Department of Local Government and Communities Grants

Funding up to $10,000 is available from the Department of Local Government and Communities via the ‘Grants for Women’ Program – Closes 30/12/2018.  (Funding of up to $10,000 is available for local governments and community service organisations to implement projects that focus on addressing the unique issues faced by women).

Funding up to $10,000 is available from the Department of Local Government and Communities via the ‘Youth Engagement Grants’ Program – Closes 30/12/2018.  (Grants of up to $10,000 are available for local governments and community service organisations to implement projects that engage young people (10–18 years old) in creative ways and help achieve positive outcomes).


CSRFF Annual Grants

$66,667 – $166,666 will be allocated to projects with a planning and construction process that will be complete within 12 months.

The total project cost for annual grants is between $200,001 – $500,000.

Grants given in this category must be claimed in the financial year following the date of approval.

Examples of annual projects:

  • Upgrades to clubrooms/pavilions
  • Upgrade to swimming pool
  • Large floodlighting project
  • Court or bowling green construction
  • Reticulation system for a grassed playing field

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CSRFF Forward Planning Grants

$166,667–$2,000,000 will be allocated to the large scale projects where the total project cost exceeds $500,000 and may require an implementation period of between one and three years.

Grants given in this category may be allocated in one or a combination of the years in the triennium.

Examples of forward planning projects:

  • Multipurpose leisure/recreation centre
  • Swimming pool – new or major upgrade including heating to allow increased use
  • Construction of large synthetic fields
  • Playing field construction
  • Clubroom – new or major upgrade
  • Large ablution block/change rooms.

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The Australian Government, Better Ageing Grant Program will support Australian organisations to develop and implement local, community-based activities which promote physical activity among older Australians. Programs will be specifically designed for an older age group.

Grants of up to $2 million will be available.

Examples of sport and physical activity programs designed for older Australians may include, but are not limited to:

• modified sports initiatives that include adapted time, equipment, playing formats, rules, non-physical contact or intensity; and/or

• activities that develop greater flexibility, strength, balance and endurance.

Further examples of suitable programs can be found at the Department of Health and Ageing Long Live You.

To be eligible, primary applicants must be one of the following Australian entity types and must have been operating for 12 months or longer:

Sporting Organisations including National Sporting Organisations and National Sporting Organisations for people with Disability;

Non-Government Organisations (NGO) including physical activity organisations; and/or

Local Government Organisations.

Sport Australia encourages applicants to consider partnering with other organisations (including those not eligible to be a primary grant applicant), to enhance the delivery of the project.

Grant applications will open on
20 September 2018 and close on 31 October 2018.

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Applications are now open for Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants through the GSDC.

RED Grants can provide up to $250,000 for projects that contribute to economic growth in our regional communities.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 2 November 2018.

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The Australian Government has invited organisations to apply for grants under its Fostering Integration Grants program.

To be eligible of a grant, the applicant must be a not-for-profit organisation legally registered in Australia.  Organisations representing migrant and refugee Australians are encourage to apply for funding under this scheme.

The closing date for grant applications is 9 November 2018.


Contact Glenise Bailey, Grants Officer for further information.
Ph: 08 9892 1119

For More Information

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