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Grants and Funding

Move It AUS - Participation

Targeting inactive communities to build a more active Australia.

The Move It AUS - Participation Grant Program provides support to help organisations get Australians moving and to support the aspiration to make Australia the world’s most active and healthy nation.

If successful, applicants will receive grants up to $1 million to implement community-based activities that align to the outcomes of Sport 2030.

Participation grant

Applications are now closed


Important dates

  • Grant open: 9am (AEST) 7 January 2019
  • Grant close: 5pm (AEST) 18 February 2019

Contact us

  • Email:
    participationgrants@sportaus.gov.au
    *For all application inquiries please include your application reference number in the email subject heading.
  • Business Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (AEST)

The objectives of the Grant Program are:

  • Getting inactive people moving in their local community;
  • Building awareness and understanding of the importance of physical activity across all stages of life;
  • Improving the system of sport and physical activity by targeting populations at risk of inactivity, across all life stages; and
  • Delivering ongoing impact through the development of sector capability (Stream 2 only).

Grant streams

Two grant streams of funding are available to get Australians moving and to support the aspiration to make Australia the world’s most active and healthy nation:

  • Stream 1 - Grants between $25,000 and $250,000 to fund local sport and physical activity organisations.
  • Stream 2 - Grants between $100,000 and $1 million to fund the delivery of large scale initiatives through National Sporting Organisations.

Please refer to the Move It AUS - Participation Program Guidelines for additional eligibility criteria.

Program Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Move It AUS - Participation Grant Program, applicants must be one of the following entity types and have been operating for 12 months or longer:

Stream 1

  • Sporting Organisations (excluding National Sporting Organisations*)
  • Non-Government Organisations (NGO)** including physical activity organisations***; and/or
  • Local Government Organisations.
    • The Australian Capital Territory Government does not have Local Government entities and is therefore eligible to apply.

*As defined in Appendix A of the Program Guidelines
**NGO is defined as an organisation which is neither a government department or a business operating for profit.
***Entities must have been operating with a Not for Profit status for at least 12 months

Stream 2

  • National Sporting Organisations including National Sporting Organisations (NSO) and National Sporting Organisations for people with Disability (NSOD) as recognised by Sport Australia. (Please see Australian Sports Directory for a list of eligible organisations)

Eligible organisations may partner with other organisations, including those with more experience working with inactive populations, to achieve program objectives (see Program Guidelines).

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