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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.

Thank you for applying for funding from Sport Australia’s Move It Aus - Community Sport Infrastructure grant program. This $28.3 million grant program experienced overwhelming interest with over 2,000 applications submitted totalling more than $390 million in grant requests. This resulted in a longer than anticipated assessment and approval period. We thank you for your patience throughout this process.

As you may be aware, the Liberal National Government recently made a series of announcements regarding the Move It Aus - Community Sport Infrastructure grant program. The Government also announced an additional $30 million to the grant program, which doubles its 2018/19 financial commitmentThis additional $30 million will create a second round of successful grant program announcements from existing applications in early 2019.

If your application is not successful in the first round of announcements, it will remain eligible for the second round. You will be notified of the final outcome of your application after second round announcements are made in early 2019.

Applications are now closed.

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

  • 21 December 2018: Notification emails will be sent to all grant recipients regarding the outcome of Round 1 grant funding.
  • Early 2019: Announcements will be made regarding Round 2 grant funding. Final notifications to applicants will follow this.

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(The Sport Australia office will be closed for the festive holidays. Emails will be answered from the 2nd January 2019)

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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