Grants & Funding

Grants & Funding

There are numerous grants and funding opportunities available for clubs that can help to purchase equipment, upgrade facilities or boost membership numbers. In addition to grants your Club may apply for, there are many individual funding opportunities for athletes and technical officials. We encourage clubs to become familiar with both individual and club grants, in order to best serve their members.


If your Club is looking for assistance with a grant application, Community Door’s article “The who, what, where, when, why and how of grant writing” has some very useful information. The Business Queensland Website also provides a list of things to check to ensure you have the best chance of succeeding with your application.


These include things such as:

  • Have you assessed your eligibility before applying?
  • Is your project relevant to the funding body?
  • Have you understood the funding objectives?
  • Have you followed the application guidelines and used the required forms?
  • Have you fully considered how much work is involved in applying for a grant?
  • Does your application make statements that are backed by supporting material?
  • Is your explanation of your project focused and clear?
  • Have you addressed the impact of your work on the wider community or industry?
  • Have you underestimated the amount of competition for funding?
  • Have you stressed the importance of funding to your project's success?
  • Have you explained how your ideas will be translated into action?
  • Has your business made the grant application a priority?
  • Have you proven you need funding support?


We have listed some grants or funding opportunities below for clubs, but we also recommend checking with your Local Government/Council directly.

  • Queensland Sport and Recreation - Current Disaster Funding Summary
  • We know many Queensland clubs and sporting organisations have been devastated by recent extreme weather events.

    Getting back in the game will take time and effort but we want you to know that financial support is available.

    ? Level 1 Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP) provides funding of up to $5,000 and can be used to replace damaged equipment, buy tools and cleaning supplies, hire machinery or pay insurance excess. For more info visit ?

    ? For those requiring further funding, the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) Recovery grant can provide $50,000 grants for small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Those who qualify can use the funding to clean-up, repair or replace damaged infrastructure or equipment, or cover other costs associated with the recovery process. For more info visit ?

    ? A further jointly funded Commonwealth-State grant of up to $20,000 is being developed, with more information on this funding package coming soon.

    ✉ Queries about funding options? Contact the team at

  • Active Clubs
  • Active Clubs is an initiative under Activate! Queensland 2019-2029, Queensland’s first-ever ten- year sport and active recreation strategy.

    The strategy and its initiatives were developed to provide Queenslanders with more opportunity to get physically active.

    The Active Clubs program will provide grants of up to $2000 to clubs and sporting organisations for essential playing equipment and training needs for activities both on and off the field.

    This could include equipment like bats, balls, racquets, helmets and padding; or coaching accreditation and resources; or volunteer equipment and software.

    Queensland’s sporting clubs and organisations play a key role in developing our elite athletes, but they also have the ability to bring communities together.

    The Queensland Government will continue to support clubs by providing quality activities and delivering sport and recreation to local communities.

    Get all the important information and application details available here!


  • Fair Play Vouchers (Previously Get Started)
  • As part of the Queensland Government’s initiative to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level Fair Play Vouchers are available to assist children and young people who can least afford, or may otherwise benefit from, joining a sport or active recreation club. Eligible children and young people can apply for a voucher valued up to $150, which can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club that is registered for Fair Play Vouchers.

    To accept Fair Play vouchers at your Club, you must be registered. You can check whether your Club is registered and get all the important information on the Fair Play website.


    GREAT NEWS! FairPlay Round 9 Vouchers can be still be redeemed!


    Round 9 has been extended for parents/carers/guardians who have received a voucher to continue to give their voucher to an activity provider up until the 29 May 2024. Activity Providers will then have until the 12 June 2024 to redeem.


    In addition, Round 10 FairPlay opens on 24 January 2024.  Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers.


    For more information click here


  • Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP)
  • The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP) supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including flooding and associated damage.

    Funding of up to $5000 (Level 1) and $20,000 (Level 2) may be available for eligible sport and recreation organisations located in areas declared under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

    Find out more about SRDRP.

  • Westfield AU Local Heroes
  • Westfield AU Local Heroes is a community recognition and grants program, connecting and enriching communities. Individuals are nominated and voted for by their communities, with three finalists per Westfield Living centre each awarded a $10,000 grant to support their affiliated organisation’s work, programs or activities.

    Find out more about Westfield AU Local Heroes.

  • Giving for Grassroots
  • Giving for Grassroots is the Australian Sports Foundation’s small grants program dedicated to initiatives that help increase participation in grassroots and community sport across Australia. The funds for the program come from the generous donations of passionate sports fans in Australia. The Giving for Grassroots program grants up to $10,000 to community-based organisations, schools and clubs.

    Find out more about Giving for Grassroots.

  • Gambling Community Benefit Funding Programs
  • The Gambling Community Benefit Fund Commemorative grants are for major capital works, equipment, event or transportation requirement valued from $35,000 to $250,000.

    While the Gambling Community Benefits Fund grants are for not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). This fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing approximately $54 million per year.

    The fund allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.


    Find out more about Gambling Community Benefit Funding programs.

  • Investing in Queensland Women Grant Program
  • Are you interested in advancing the lives of women and girls and achieving gender equality?

    Are you a community group or organisation that has an idea for an event, resource or project that would benefit women and girls across Queensland?

    The Investing in Queensland Women grant program (the grant program) supports community groups and organisations across Queensland’s urban, rural and remote regions with resources to lead projects and events designed to create positive change for women and girls.

    To assist in getting your idea up and running, the grant program provides one-off grants of up to $15,000 for projects and events that align with the Queensland Government’s strategic priorities and address the unique issues faced by women and girls.

    Grant rounds are released twice a year, with a total allocation of $270,000 in funds (excluding GST) per round.


  • Active Women and Girls Program
  • Active Women and Girls – Category 1 ($7,500 GST ex)

    Does your club have female participants – players, coaches, officials, volunteers or committee members – or are you looking to recruit more? Active Women and Girls aims to increase female participation across ALL areas of sport and active recreation.

    Applicants are simply required to nominate one of the following key focus areas when applying (but expenditure may include elements from any of them):

    -          Education and training – eg online training programs, training targeted at female committee volunteers, accreditation of female coaches, instructors and officials, facilities, turf or ground maintenance training and upskilling opportunities for female staff

    -          Equipment (on field) – eg uniforms or apparel for women and girls, and equipment retained by the organisation including safety gear, bats, balls, racquets, nets, bibs and first aid

    -          Equipment (off-field) – eg equipment retained by the organisation including software and hardware, IT equipment, white goods, club signage and display stands

    -          Resources – eg women and girls’ participation programs, activities and events, including the costs involved in the planning and delivery of sign-on days, come and try activities, carnivals and modified or social programs


    Whilst Category 1 is open to eligible local and regional level organisations, Active Women and Girls - Category 2 ($25,000 GST ex) is open to state level sport and active recreation organisations, eligible multi-locations organisations and local government authorities.

    Applications close – 6 March 2024 (5pm AEST) or when the budget is exhausted

    For more information, go to Active Women and Girls Program.



    Need some inspiration?  

    Have you thought about altering uniform policies and redesigning uniforms to make them more inclusive and comfortable for all?  


    Would you consider developing a program integrating physical activity with self-defence or safety skills, in conjunction with community groups or Queensland Police Service?  


    Could you offer a ‘come and try’ day with free equipment use, leading into a beginner’s coaching program covering basic skills and knowledge? 


    Head to the website to find out more. Click Here 

  • Play Well - Australian Sport Participation Strategy
  • The Australian Sport Participation Strategy was recently recently launched by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

    The strategy, which will be known as ‘Play Well’, has been co-designed with the sector, where individuals of all ages, backgrounds, gender, and abilities can come together to access the benefits of sport. It promises to change the way we experience, deliver and lead the sector, to ensure that everyone has a place in sport.


    As part of Play Well’s launch, the ASC has developed a stakeholder toolkit to enable organisations such as yours to share the strategy across your networks. To assist with this, they have also provided a suite of resources, including a range of social media assets, a launch video and newsletter copy. To access this toolkit, please visit: Stakeholder Toolkit | Playwell (


    To complement the release of this strategy, the ASC has opened the Play Well Participation Grant Program. National sport and physical activity organisations and Local Government Councils are invited to apply for funding through the Play Well Participation Grant Program for projects that drive participation in sport. Under Stream 2 of the program, Local Government Councils must partner with a State or local sporting organisation and/or a university to deliver an eligible project. Applications are open now and close 2pm Friday 23 February 2024.


    If you have any questions regarding the strategy or the resources provided, please contact:

  • Sport Integrity Australia - 2024 Integrity Education Webinar Series: Child Safe Practices in Action
  • Sport Integrity Australia is excited to launch the 2024 Integrity Education Webinar Series.


    This webinar series will focus on key integrity areas to support members of sport across all levels including participants, administrators, coaches, volunteers and parents.


    The first three webinars will focus on Child Safe Practices in Action, and a fourth will address Grooming in the sporting environment:


    • Tuesday 13 February
      Photography, Videos and Electronic Communication with Children and Young People
    • Wednesday 6 March
      Recognising Boundaries and Managing Behaviours of Children and Young People
    • Thursday 21 March
      Transporting and Travelling with Children and Young People
    • Thursday 11 April
      Understanding Grooming in Sport


    Participation from all levels of the sporting community are welcome and encouraged to promote these webinars widely across your networks. 


    Invitations with registrations links for each webinar will be sent to you three weeks before each event with links to social media to help make sharing this information easy within your sport.


    More information including early registration click here

  • Play Our Way Grant Program – more opportunities for women and girls in sport
  • Following the success of the Matildas at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Australian Government announced the $200 million Play Our Way grant program. The program will provide greater opportunities for women and girls to access, participate in and remain involved in sport and physical activity.


    The Australian Government’s $200 million Play Our Way grant program will open in early 2024.


    The Play Our Way grant program will be an open competitive Grant Opportunity for local governments and community, not-for-profit and sporting organisations. The Grant Opportunity will fund projects across 2 streams:

    • Facilities – to support new and upgraded facilities, playing areas, or spaces for sport and physical activity, for women and girls.
      • Applicants will be able to apply for between $50,000 and $1,500,000 for projects that support new and upgraded sport facilities, playing areas and spaces, specifically for women and girls.
      • For Facilities projects in small rural towns, remote communities or very remote communities, the maximum will be $2,000,000 to reflect increased costs in rural and remote areas.
    • Participation and equipment – to support sustainable and enduring sport programs and/or new or upgraded equipment, for women and girls.
      • Applicants will be able to apply for between $50,000 and $1,000,000 for projects that support modifying and/or developing sustainable and enduring sport participation programs, and/or new or upgraded equipment, specifically for women and girls.
      • Projects can be for both Participation and Equipment initiatives, and one component only.


    Register on GrantConnect. For an alert when the Grant Opportunity is open for applications, this website also provides access to Grant Opportunity documents, including the application form.


    Please note this is not Department of Tourism and Sport funding.  Please direct all Play Our Way enquires to

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