Sport and recreation funding

Funding for the sport and recreation industry.

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Number of rounds open.

Ongoing

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Active Regional Communities Grants || Ongoing || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
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Active Regional Communities Grants

Funding always open

Opportunities for regional people to participate in sporting and active recreational activities.

The Active Regional Communities (ARC) Grants program aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sport and active recreation activities in regional Western Australia and is tailored to meet the ever-changing demands and challenges of sport and active recreation groups within the nine diverse regions of the State.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Regional organisations
  • Local governments
  • State sporting associations
  • Active recreation organisations
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

  • Participation (Grants up to $5000)
  • Capacity Building (Grants up to $5000)
  • Event Hosting (Grants up to $5000)

Club Night Lights Program 2023/24 annual and forward planning round

Open: 5/31/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2022 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || Club Night Lights Program 2023/24 annual and forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2022

Club Night Lights Program 2022/23 small grants round

Open: 6/30/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/31/2022 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || Club Night Lights Program 2022/23 small grants round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Club Night Lights Program

Funding round open

Closing 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Providing financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop sports floodlighting infrastructure.

The Club Night Lights Program exemplifies the State Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable floodlighting infrastructure for sport across the State.

The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop sports floodlighting infrastructure. The program aims to maintain or increase participation in sport and recreation with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Local governments
  • State sporting associations
  • Active recreation organisations

Categories and amounts

Round 1

Open: 3/13/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/1/2022 9:00:00 AM

Community Place Based Grant

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Community Place Based Grants || Community Place Based Grant || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Community Place Based Grants

Funding always open

Co-designed, place based structured holiday and out-of-school activity programs.

The Community Place Based Grants program provides funding for the development and delivery of co-designed, place based structured holiday and out-of-school activity programs in the Kimberley, Goldfields, Pilbara and Gascoyne regions.

The program includes a process to work with local government, Aboriginal leaders and service organisations, to embed sport and recreation in community-led activities and events that target vulnerable and at-risk youth and their families.

The aim is to fund programs for multiple years to ensure a consistent quality approach to programs to get traction, build capacity and have a collective impact.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Regional organisations
  • Regional local governments
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

2022/23 February small grants round

Open: 1/31/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2022 8:00:00 AM

2023/24 annual and forward planning round

Open: 5/31/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2022 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2023/24 annual and forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2022

2022/23 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/31/2022 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2022/23 July small grants round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

Funding round open

Closing 4:00pm 31 August 2022

The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) exemplifies the Western Australian Government's commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State.

The purpose of the program is to provide Western Australian Government financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation.

The program aims to increase participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.

Through CSRFF, the State Government will invest annually in the development of high-quality physical environments in which people can enjoy sport and recreation.

There is $12.5 million available for allocation in the 2022/23 funding round.

Available for

  • Community organisations
  • Local governments
  • Sport or active recreation clubs

Categories and amounts

2020/21 round

Open: 6/30/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

Event Suppliers Support Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

2020/2021 and 2021/2022

Open: 10/11/2020 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/9/2020 3:59:00 PM

2021

Open: 11/4/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/26/2021 9:00:00 AM

2021

Open: 1/28/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2021 3:59:00 PM

Open each calendar year

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KidSport || Open each calendar year || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

KidSport

Funding always open

KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation.

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees.

Available for

  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • KidSport application ($150)

Year-round

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North West Travel Subsidy || Year-round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

North West Travel Subsidy

Funding always open

North West Travel Subsidy aims to assist young athletes from the North West with travel costs.

The North West Travel Subsidy (NWTS) aims to encourage participation in identified sport and active recreation activities for athletes living in the regions of the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne and other remote locations within the Mid West and Goldfields regions.

Available for

  • Community organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Individual (Gascoyne to Perth) (Up to $600 per person)
  • Individual (Gascoyne inter-regional) (Up to $600 per person)
  • Individual (Pilbara to Perth) (Up to $700 per person)
  • Individual (Pilbara inter-regional) (Up to $600 per person)
  • Individual (Kimberley to Perth) (Up to $800 per person)
  • Individual (Kimberley inter-regional) (Up to $600 per person)
  • Team (Gascoyne to Perth) (Up to $2000 per sport)
  • Team (Gascoyne inter-regional) (Up to $2000 per sport)
  • Team (Pilbara to Perth) (Up to $2300 per sport)
  • Team (Pilbara inter-regional) (Up to $2000 per sport)
  • Team (Kimberley to Perth) (Up to $2500 per sport)
  • Team (Kimberley inter-regional) (Up to $2000 per sport)
  • Team (other regional remote locations) (Up to $2000 per sport)
  • Individual (other regional remote locations) (Up to $600 per person)

Round 1

Open: 3/7/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/28/2022 9:00:00 AM

All year round

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Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme || All year round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

Funding always open

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to regional Western Australian athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential.

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting regional athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.

Eligible regional athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and programs in accordance with the performance level categories and eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

Subsidies for regional athletes are provided through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program.

Available for

  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • Category 3 (Up to $500 plus regional athlete support for eligible athletes)
  • Category 5 (Regional athlete support for eligible athletes up to $500)
  • Category 4 (Regional athlete support for eligible athletes up to $500)

Regional Organisation Grants

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Regional Organisation Grants || Regional Organisation Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Regional Organisation Grants

Funding always open

Regional Organisation Grants (ROG) aims to improve the quality of sporting and active recreation opportunities for people in regional Western Australia whilst assisting the department meet its regional strategic outcomes.

The Regional Organisation Grants (ROG) program aims to improve the quality of sporting opportunities for people in regional Western Australia, whilst assisting the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) meet its regional strategic outcomes. 

ROG is a funding scheme only available to not-for-profit community organisations involved in the conduct of sport or physically active recreation and whose activities meet the primary objectives of this program.

Available for

  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Category A: Regional ($20,001 to $50,000)
  • Category B: District or Zone ($5000 to $20,000)

Regional Servicing Grants

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Regional Servicing Grants || Regional Servicing Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Regional Servicing Grants

Funding always open

Improving capacity and participation growth.

Regional Servicing Grants aim to improve the capacity and grow participation at a regional level through a State Sporting Association (SSA), and to improve the quality of sporting opportunities for people in regional Western Australia.

Available for

  • State sporting associations
  • Industry representative bodies

Categories and amounts

Round 1

Open: 5/17/2022 11:00:00 PM

Close: 6/3/2022 8:00:00 AM

Round 2

Open: 3/14/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/5/2021 4:01:00 PM

2021/22

Open: 9/27/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/5/2021 9:00:00 AM

Closed funding

Ongoing

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Active Regional Communities Grants || Ongoing || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing:

Club Night Lights Program 2023/24 annual and forward planning round

Open: 5/31/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2022 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || Club Night Lights Program 2023/24 annual and forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2022

Club Night Lights Program 2022/23 small grants round

Open: 6/30/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/31/2022 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || Club Night Lights Program 2022/23 small grants round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Round 1

Open: 3/13/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/1/2022 9:00:00 AM

Coaching and Officiating Grants Program

Funding round closed

Supporting and developing new and existing coaches and officials.

The Coaching and Officiating Grants Program is available to state sporting associations (SSAs) to develop and implement sustainable strategies and initiatives that support and develop new and existing coaches and officials. The project will be required to build capacity within the SSA. For example, a mentoring program or pathway development program.

Community Place Based Grant

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Community Place Based Grants || Community Place Based Grant || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

2022/23 February small grants round

Open: 1/31/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2022 8:00:00 AM

2023/24 annual and forward planning round

Open: 5/31/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2022 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2023/24 annual and forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2022

2022/23 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/31/2022 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2022/23 July small grants round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

2020/21 round

Open: 6/30/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

Country Sport Enrichment Scheme

Funding round closed

The Country Sport Enrichment Scheme helps regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.

The Country Sport Enrichment (CSES) scheme provides support to organisations to deliver high level events or competitions or provide access to sport development opportunities for regional Western Australia.

Event Suppliers Support Program

Open: 3/24/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 6/30/2022 9:00:00 AM

Event Suppliers Support Program

Funding round closed

One-off financial aid payment for an event suppliers business.

As part of the $77 million Safe Transition Industry Support Package, the Event Suppliers Support program provides a one-off financial aid payment for an event suppliers business to partially offset some of the additional costs or lost revenues affected by delay to full border reopening of the Western Australian border or capacity constraints introduced to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

2020/2021 and 2021/2022

Open: 10/11/2020 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/9/2020 3:59:00 PM

Every Club Grant Scheme

Funding round closed

Eligible local governments and State Sporting Associations are supported to build the governance, planning and management practices of clubs.

The Every Club Grant Scheme aims to ensure clubs are supported to build their organisational capacity and capability through accessible and flexible club development services.

The department provides funding to eligible local governments and State Sporting Associations to:

  • Provide education, training and professional development opportunities for the sport and recreation club workforce.
  • Support clubs to adopt governance, planning and management practices.
  • Facilitate partnerships between Local Government Authorities, State/Regional Sporting Associations and sport and recreation clubs.  

2021

Open: 11/4/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/26/2021 9:00:00 AM

Executive Management Professional Development Program

Funding round closed

Providing professional development opportunities

The Executive Management Professional Development Program provides current and emerging executive management and senior leadership staff with up to $3000 to support development opportunities identified in their individual development plan (IDP).

The program aims to:

  • provide professional development opportunities for identified leaders that are employed within the sport and recreation industry and support them to achieve their individual professional goals
  • assist sport and recreation organisations to upskill and develop their staff
  • increase the overall capacity and capability of sport and recreation organisations.

2021

Open: 1/28/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2021 3:59:00 PM

Innovation Challenge Program

Funding round closed

A grants program for organisations, providing investment for innovative projects that increase physical activity participation in the community.

The Innovation Challenge Program, administered by the department in partnership with Healthway, is a grants program for organisations, providing investment for innovative projects that increase physical activity participation in the community.

The program is designed to encourage business innovation and the use of technology to drive and grow sport and recreation. Projects will be supported based on community need, innovation, sustainability of outcomes and consideration of return on investment. 

Open each calendar year

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KidSport || Open each calendar year || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Year-round

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North West Travel Subsidy || Year-round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Round 1

Open: 3/7/2022 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/28/2022 9:00:00 AM

Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program

Funding round closed

Opportunities for people to participate in outdoor active recreation activities in WA.

The Outdoor Active Recreation (OAR) Participation Program will provide flexible and responsive investment in innovative projects which increase participation and promote inclusion in outdoor active recreation.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking to support projects that align with the More People More Active Outdoors Framework. It is strongly encouraged that organisations familiarise themselves with this framework prior to applying.

Regional Athlete Support Program

Funding round closed

Developing young regionally-based talented athletes to train and compete in regional WA.

The Regional Athlete Support Program is a statewide network supporting regional-based talented athletes, coaches and officials which allows athletes to continue their development and progress along the athlete pathway from their home environment.

All year round

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Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme || All year round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Regional Organisation Grants

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Regional Organisation Grants || Regional Organisation Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Regional Servicing Grants

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Regional Servicing Grants || Regional Servicing Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 31 August 2022

Round 1

Open: 5/17/2022 11:00:00 PM

Close: 6/3/2022 8:00:00 AM

Sport and Recreation COVID-19 Cleaning Subsidy, supported by Lotterywest

Funding round closed

$1.65 million State Government funding to help community sport and active recreation clubs with COVID-related cleaning and personal hygiene costs.

Subsidies are available in 2 streams:

  • $2000 for clubs who own, operate, or lease a facility (such as clubrooms) and are responsible for the facility’s cleaning costs
  • $500 for clubs who do not own, operate or lease a facility.

Round 2

Open: 3/14/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/5/2021 4:01:00 PM

Sport Development Funding Program

Funding round closed

Supporting State Sporting Associations (SSAs) to deliver programs, services and policies to help them to stabilise operations and build capacity.

2021/22

Open: 9/27/2021 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/5/2021 9:00:00 AM

WA Hiking Participation Grants

Funding round closed

Growing hiking participation in Western Australia.

The WA Hiking Participation Grants program is aimed at growing participation in hiking in Western Australia through the development and delivery of new opportunities for participation, skill development and/or building the capacity of leaders (including guides, instructors and volunteers). Applicants are encouraged to be creative and innovative in the development of their projects. Projects should align with the WA Hiking Strategy, encourage participation and capitalise on the benefits of trail running and bushwalking.

Page reviewed 15 July 2022