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Grants and Funding

Community Sport Infrastructure

Supporting small to medium scale projects up to $500,000 to improve local community sport infrastructure which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs.

Community sport infrastructure generates more than $16.2 billion worth of social, health and economic benefits each year, according to a landmark report.

Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s lead agency for sport and physical activity, has released The Value of Community Sport Infrastructure, a report produced in conjunction with KPMG and La Trobe University.

Successful grants will support projects such as:

  • Upgrades to playing surfaces, including multi-sport upgrades and resurfacing that supports increased use;
  • Building, expanding and/or upgrading change rooms, particularly for girls and women and officials’ areas;
  • External entry/exit accessible amenities;
  • Improved sports lighting and safety lighting, including installation of solar panels;
  • Improvements to ground and court capacity that support increased use;
  • Improvements to spectator amenities; and
  • Internal/external amenity uplift.

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Three grant streams are available:

  • Stream 1 up to $50,000
  • Stream 2 $50,001 to $200,000
  • Stream 3 $200,001 to $500,000

Important Dates:

  • Grant open: 2 August 2018
  • Grant close: 14 September 2018
  • Announcement Period: 1 November 2018 onwards

Contact us:

Phone: +61 2 6214 1201
Email: communitysportinfrastructure@ausport.gov.au

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the Community Sport Infrastructure (CSI) grant, applicants must be one of the following Australian entity types AND have been operating for 12 months or longer:

  • A sporting organisation, such as a community sports club or registered sport association;
  • A local government entity;
  • An education institution in an outer regional, remote, or very remote location, and only if community sport infrastructure exists on land owned or managed by the institution’s council/board of management;
  • A not-for-profit (NFP) organisation whose NFP status must be demonstrated through one of the following:
    • Current Registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC);
    • State or territory incorporated association status; or
    • Constitutional documents and/or Articles of Association that demonstrate the not-for- profit character of your organisation.

Please refer to Section 5 of the Program Guidelines for additional eligibility criteria.

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