Grants, scholarships and sponsorships

Office for Recreation and Sport

The Office for Recreation and Sport has funding programs available to help organisations and individuals to provide high quality active recreation and sport facilities, programs and activities. Funding inludes:

  • Grants for Associations
  • Grants for Clubs
  • Grants for State Organisations
  • Grants for Local Government
  • Grants for Active Recreation and Sport Industry
  • Grants & Scholarships for Schools
  • Scholarships and Awards for Athletes
  • Scholarships for Coaches, Volunteers & Officials.

Vist the Office for Recreation and Sport's website for further details.

SASI Scholarships for Athletes

SASI provides services and support to talented and high performance athletes and coaches who are committed to taking their ability to the highest national and international levels. For details visit the SASI website.

Club One - Small Sponsorships

Club One's small sponsorship's are considered every one to two months, and announced regularly throughout the year. Small sponsorships are to a maximum of $500, although in special circumstances can be as high as $600. For more details visit the Club One website.

Clubs SA

Through Clubs SA there are many streams of funding available for the not-for-profit sector, including Clubs.Before applying for any stream of funding it is recommended that you contact Clubs SA for further details and assistance on the application process. Each stream of funding has different requirements, and is set up to support different types of projects. Clubs SA encourages all applicants to fill out the submission forms correctly to ensure all criteria is met. For further information contact Clubs SA.

Australian Sports Commission - Grants and scholarships

There are a number of opportunities for funding available for individuals and organisations through the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), including:

  • Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program
  • Local Sporting Champions grants program
  • National Coaching Scholarship program
  • National Officiating Scholarship program
  • Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women
  • Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program
  • Active After-school Communities Program Grants.

For full details please visit the ASC website.

Australian Sports Foundation

Our mission is to raise money for Australian Sport

We work with more than 600 organisations nationally, ranging from grass roots and communities through to elite levels. We fundraise to support the development of sport across Australia, with our projects ranging from small equipment and travel funds for local clubs and schools, through to facility and high performance focused funds for professional and national sporting organisations.

Partnering with us means that all donations over $2 are tax deductible and it’s easy to register your fundraising project with us. For more information visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@AusSportfdn), Instagram (@australiansportsfoundation).

ASF - Giving4Grassroots™

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that will increase participation and accessibility to sport for youth aged 16 years and under. Projects can be anything sport related, for example the purchase of sporting equipment, sports development initiatives or clinics.
• Be a non-profit organisation incorporated in Australia
• Have an ABN
• Have revenues less than $500,000 in each of the last two financial years
Further information available here.

Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation

The key aim of the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation is to develop better, healthier children and better, healthier communities – to prove that access to sport for children can make a difference.The way we will achieve this aim is to work with groups in disadvantaged communities to identify facilities that need revitalizing – bringing back to life. For further details please visit the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation website.

Australian Scholarship Foundation

ASF has negotiated with accredited education and training providers across Australia to provide free or discounted executive management, mentoring and training programs in a range of management disciplines to directors and staff of not-for-profit (NFP) organisations. These providers include universities, for-profit colleges, professional services associations and businesses with in-house education and training programs. In many cases the access to such courses is at little or no marginal cost to the providers and offers them a low cost opportunity for expanding their community involvement. Visit the Australian Scholarship Foundation's website.

Adelaide City Council Recreation and Sport Grants

The Recreation and Sport Grants Program will provide funding to eligible clubs, groups and organisations that demonstrate consistency with the Adelaide City Council Strategic Plan and outcomes of the Active City Policy and Value Proposition. Visit the Adelaide City Council website for details.

The Sportscover Sponsorship Fund

Details for this year's fund may be found on the Sportscover Website. For more information and to apply to the SSF please visit .

AMP's Tomorrow Fund

AMP are offering $1 million in grants to help amazing Australians who are doing great things. Inspiring individuals of all ages, abilities and walks of life who are trying to create a better tomorrow but need help to make it happen can apply. AMP is looking for Australians who are working hard to make a difference in their chosen field. Artists, inventors, social innovators, musicians and more can apply. There are no pigeonholes, no limits to potential!

CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship

The Commonwealth Bank believes it’s important to support cricket at all levels, which is why they’re not only supporting the Australian Men’s and Women’s Teams, they’re also continuing to support local cricket clubs.

Holden Home Ground Advantage

Local sporting clubs are an integral part of the Australian way of life, much like Holden. That's why we've made a long term commitment to helping grassroots sport by giving local clubs the chance to upgrade their facilities with the Holden Home Ground Advantage project. Further details here: .

Our Neighbourhood Community Grants

The Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program encourages community organisations to apply for funding of one-off cash payments of up to $10,000. Further details here: .

Coca-Cola Australia Foundation

The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation (CCAF) community grants are one-off grants of up to $10,000. Further details here: .

Jetstar's Flying Start Program

Jetstar's Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. Further details here: .

Office for the Ageing Community Grants

The Grants for Seniors and Positive Ageing Grants programs reflect the State Government’s vision to bring the community together to create an all-ages-friendly state.
Further details: .

Community Sector Banking - Social investment grants program
The Social Investment Grants Program are annual grants offered by Community Sector Banking and administered in conjunction with Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation. Further details: .

Telstra Kids Fund
Each year, Telstra Kids gives a million dollars in $1,200 grants to local non-profit groups that help kids to play and learn. Telstra Kids supports school veggie gardens, bouncing balls for sports clubs, books for bubs in childcare, just to name a few. It funds thousands of local, grassroots community activities that sprout up across Australia in response to local needs. At the heart of Telstra Kids is a Telstra employee... an individual who tells us where the dollars should be donated... and gets a chance to feel like a million bucks, by investing just a few minutes to fill in this online application. Further information: .

McDonalds - Apply for a donation
We fund: Organisations that are endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)Projects or events that take place in the communities in which we operateCharitable organisations that provide direct community service, specifically relating to the health and wellbeing of Australian childrenPrograms with measurable social outcomes. Further information: .

Clubs SA / IGC Sponsorship Assistance Program
Together with the Independent Gaming Corporation (IGC), Clubs SA invites non gaming Clubs and community organisations to apply for Project Grants via its Sponsorship Assistance Program.

In recent years, over $2,000,000 has been directed back to the wider South Australian community under the auspices of the Sponsorship Assistance Program to support projects that include resurfacing of sports grounds, lighting, charity projects, community awareness campaigns and many more.

Applications for this Funding Program are accepted each month and are vetted by Clubs SA's Board before recommendations are passed on to the IGC Board. Further information: .

Sunsuper - Dreams For a Better World
Got a dream to make the world a better place? We've got a way to help make it happen, with $150,000 in grants: .

RAA Regional Safety Grants

The aim of RAA’s Regional Safety Grants Program is to:

  • Improve the lives of South Australians in regional communities and reflect our desire to enhance the safety and security of South Australia’s regional areas and communities.
  • Provide opportunities for the local community to implement a project, program or activity targeting local safety and/or security issues.

NAB Foundation: Grants and support .

The Commonwealth Bank believes it’s important to support cricket at all levels, which is why they’re not only supporting the Australian Men’s and Women’s Teams, they’re also continuing to support local cricket clubs. See more at: .

Sport Access Foundation Grants
Sport Access Foundation aims to facilitate and encourage children and teenagers living with a disability to participate in sport so they have the opportunity to excel and achieve their goals .

The Commonwealth Bank believes it’s important to support cricket at all levels, which is why they’re not only supporting the Australian Men’s and Women’s Teams, they’re also continuing to support local cricket clubs. - See more at:

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