Recreation and Sports
The Recreation and Sport Grants Program will provide funding to eligible clubs, groups and organisations that demonstrate consistency with the Active City Strategy 2013-2023 outcomes and Value Proposition including:
- Great Spaces to be Physically Active
- Financially Sustainable Facilities
- People Choose to be Physically Active in the City
- Community Led Sports Opportunities
Read the Recreation and Sport Funding Guidelines to find out if you are eligible to apply.
The Recreation & Sport Grants Program provides four funding categories designed to respond to different needs of the community.
See more detail on each funding category below;
Community Facilities (up to $70k per year)
Funding to support upgrades and improvements of recreation and sport infrastructure that is accessible and provides a direct benefit to the City community (eg. sports lighting, irrigation, sports surfaces, etc.)
Programs ($2 - $20k, with 1 to 3 year funding agreements available)
Funding to support the development of ongoing sport or physical activity programs that increase the participation, wellbeing and resilience of the community.
Events ($2- $10k, with 1 to 3 year funding agreements available)
Funding to support events that promote sport and physical activity participation and community building that raises the profile of and provides economic benefits to the City.
Quick Response (up to $2k)
Funding to support formal and informal community sport and recreation opportunities and associated costs such as the purchase of sporting equipment, the training, education and accreditation of club volunteers, subsidies to offset hire fees and support the participation of vulnerable community groups. These grants will also support enterprises starting new physical activity programs outside of their normal business.
- View the successful 2015/16 Recreation and Sports Grants applications
- View the successful 2016/17 Recreation and Sports Grants applications
- Successful Applicants - Case Studies
- Recreation & Sport Grants - Infographic