Each year through ClubGRANTS, clubs across NSW provide support to tens of thousands of local community organisations, sporting groups, and charities that make a difference in their local area. ClubGrants has allocated more than $1 billion in funding since the program’s inception, including a record $100 million in 2014,
Applying for ClubGRANTS funding is quick and easy. All funding is processed locally and community groups can contact their local clubs easily and at any time for information and advice. ClubGRANTS is also flexible, allowing clubs to provide support quickly, efficiently, and often as soon as a need emerges.
To be eligible to apply, you must be a not-for-profit organisation and provide the following project and/or services: community welfare or social services, community development, community health services or employment assistance activities. You are also eligible if you or your organisation is involved in community or professional sport.
Since the scheme began, clubs have given more than $1 billion to recipients such as Surf Life Saving, the Ted Noffs Foundation, Vision Australia and Legacy. ClubGRANTS funding is available to community groups, charities and sporting teams across NSW. Approximately 500 clubs voluntarily allocate funds to the ClubGRANTS scheme.
Funding is available under three separate categories:
- Category 1: Supports community welfare and social services; community development; employment assistance activities; community health services; and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.
- Category 2: Provides funding for general community development and support activities, such as junior sport.
- Category 3: Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects. Grants are available for sport, emergency and disaster relief, and arts and culture infrastructure.
The program is made possible through the support of NSW clubs, local councils and the NSW Government.
Click here to visit the Find Your Local Grant Round page.
Click here to visit the For Applicants page.
Click here for examples of projects successfully funded under ClubGRANTS.
Click here for more information about Category 3 Infrastructure Grants.
A copy of the Application Guide can be found here.
Application closure dates vary between Local Grant Rounds. Some grants are open and ongoing.
To visit the ClubGrants program website click here.