Grants are provided at a federal, state, and local level, which support communities to develop quality infrastructure, develop sporting initiatives and increase participation and activation of local sporting clubs. Sutherland Shire Council is committed to collaborating with associations and clubs in identifying and securing grants for their local sporting communities.

Federal Government Sports Grants

Currently, there are no open grants. Sport Services will review weekly and update for any future opportunities.

State Government Sports Grants

The Telstra Footy Country Grants is designed to financially assist initiatives that can support Community Clubs affiliated to the AFL to strengthen the base and secure the future in three key strategic areas: Grow and assist volunteer capacity, Grow and diversify participation, Improve club environments and experiences.

Grant body

Australian Football League (AFL)

Funding available (per grant)

Up to $20,000 per application

Key dates

  • Round 2: Monday 4th March to 3pm (AEST) Friday 19th April 2024
  • Round 3: 3:01pm (AEST) Friday 19th April to 3pm (AEST) Thursday 13th June 2024
  • Round 4: 3:01pm (AEST) Thursday 13th June to 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 7th August 2024

See more about this grant.

Variety NSW/ACT promotes inclusivity for all Australian children. Schools and NFP organisations are invited to apply for a grant up to $10,000 to purchase equipment that will promote access and inclusivity in the community for children aged 0-18 years, living with financial disadvantage, geographic isolation and/or a disability or chronic illness.

Items that directly benefit children will be considered. We have provided examples below but feel free to contact us before completing an application to ensure the request is eligible.

Examples include:

  • Supplies, e.g. bubblers, garden supplies, library supplies, musical instruments etc
  • Equipment, e.g. play equipment, adaptive toys, sporting equipment, beach wheelchairs, canteen equipment etc
  • Technology: g.  Coding supplies, 3D printers, smart boards, hearing loops etc
  • Experiences, e.g. transport to school camp or group activity that would otherwise be unavailable

Grant body

Variety (The Children's Charity)

Funding available (per grant)

Up to $10,000

Key dates

Applications are accepted all year round.

Local Government Sports Grants

ClubGRANTS is designed to ensure that larger clubs contribute to the provision of front-line services for their local communities; and to ensure that the disadvantaged in the community are better positioned to benefit from the substantial contributions made by those clubs.

For more information regarding Sutherland Shire CLUBgrants, click here.

Our Community Grants and Subsidies Program provides financial support to local not-for-profit organisations that contribute to a connected, supportive, caring, inclusive and engaged community.​

Grant body

Sutherland Shire Council

Funding available (per grant)

Up to $20,000

Key dates

This grant is open all year round, with recipients notified by July​ of the funding year.