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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 FAQ Guide for applying online.

ALSO READ: City of Adelaide - Strategic Plan  and Access and Inclusion Strategy 

Funding Categories

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)  

Opening January 2018

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)

Open 1 July - 2 August 2017

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)

Open 1 July - 2 August 2017

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)

Open all year

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

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