Recreation & sports grants

City of Adelaide recognises the important role that recreation and sport can play in the wellbeing of the community. In support of our city communities we are progressing the Recreation and Sports Grants Program. Given the unknown status about events and the requirements for social distancing we appreciate that some activities may not be able to proceed as planned or at the time nominated. We will be pleased to still receive applications and to be flexible in the assessment process around delivery timeframe, dependent on official advice at that time.

The Recreation and Sport Grants Program provide funding to eligible clubs, groups and organisations that offer:

  • Great Spaces to be Physically Active
  • Financially Sustainable Facilities
  • People Choose to be Physically Active in the City
  • Community Led Sports Opportunities
  • Demonstrate consistency with the Active City Strategy 2013-2023

Read the Recreation and Sport Funding Guidelines to find out if you are eligible to apply.

Funding categories

The Recreation & Sport Grants Program provides four funding categories designed to respond to different needs of the community. Applicants must discuss their application for grant funding with a Recreation and Sport Coordinator before submitting. 

1. Community Facilities (up to $70k per year)

Open 6 January 2020 – Close 17 April 2020 (extended deadline due to COVID 19) – Preview the application form

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.)

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2. Programs ($2 - $20k, with 1 to 3 year funding agreements available)

Round 2 Closes 1 March 2020 (Program to be delivered in winter 2020) - Preview the application form

Funding to support the development of ongoing sport or physical activity programs that increase the participation, wellbeing and resilience of the community.

Applications are now open (please note that applications will not be reviewed until the 1 March 2020)

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3. Events ($2- $10k, with 1 to 3 year funding agreements available)

Round 2 Closes 28 February 2020 (Events to be delivered in winter 2020) - Preview the application form

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.

Applications are now open (please note that applications will not be reviewed until the 28 February 2020)

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4. Quick Response (up to $2k)

Open all year - Preview the application form 

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.

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Budget information

You will be required to submit a budget for your project with your application. Your budget should identify the income and expenditure of your project and how funding from the City of Adelaide will be spent.

Download the appropriate budget template below:

Event applications are required to be submitted for Category 3 prior to submitting your application.

Need more information

Please contact the City of Adelaide Customer Service Centre to get in touch with your dedicated Recreation and Sport Coordinator.

08 8203 7203