Sport and recreation funding

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A list of funded election commitments including the WA Recovery Plan.

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Ongoing

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

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

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)

2025/2026 February small grants round

Open: 2/2/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2025 8:00:00 AM

2024/2025 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || 2024/2025 July small grants round || openingSoon || Funding round opening soon
Closing: 30 August 2024

2025/2026 forward planning round

Open: 6/2/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || 2025/2026 forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

Club Night Lights Program

Funding round open

Closing 4:00pm 30 September 2024

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

2024

Open: 1/15/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/12/2024 9:00:00 AM

Community Place Based Grant

Open: 12/4/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/8/2024 9:00:00 AM

Community Recovery Grants

Open: 8/29/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/30/2025 3:59:00 PM

Community Recovery Grants Program || Community Recovery Grants || open || Funding round open
Closing: 11:59pm 30 April 2025

Community Recovery Grants Program

Funding round open

Closing 11:59pm 30 April 2025

The Community Recovery Grants Program supports the well-being, psychosocial recovery and resilience of communities impacted by the flooding associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie.

It funds local groups and community organisations to deliver activities and events that will assist the community to recover, reconnect and build capacity for future change with an emphasis on social and emotional wellbeing. The program’s key focus is to ensure that communities can access resources and services to support their ability to heal and build community resilience.

Available for

  • Aboriginal organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Regional organisations

Categories and amounts

  • Small Community Initiative Grants (Projects ranging from $2500 up to $20,000)
  • Large Community Initiative Grants (Projects ranging from $20,001 up to $100,000)
  • Clean-up grants (Up to $75,000)

2024/2025 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2024/2025 July small grants round || openingSoon || Funding round opening soon
Closing: 30 August 2024

2025/2026 forward planning round

Open: 6/2/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2025/2026 forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

2025/2026 February small grants

Open: 2/2/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2025 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 3 February 2025

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 2025/2026 funding round.

Available for

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

Categories and amounts

February 2024

Open: 2/12/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 3/11/2024 9:00:00 AM

Event Suppliers Support Program

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

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

2023

Open: 2/26/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/11/2023 9:00:00 AM

2024

Open: 7/2/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 8/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Gaming Community Trust

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 2 July 2024

Projects must demonstrate a benefit to the community, be benevolent or charitable in nature and align to one or more of the categories.

The Gaming Community Trust (the Trust) grant program is funded through the unclaimed winnings of casino gaming and wagering in Western Australia. The Trust is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) in managing the grant program.

Available for

  • Charities
  • Education institutions
  • Incorporated associations
  • Individuals
  • Organisations
  • Primary schools
  • Registered corporations
  • Secondary schools

Categories and amounts

  • Community Culture ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • Disability Inclusion ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • Community Sports Engagement ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • First Nations Promotion ($20,000 to $50,000)
  • Gambling Harm Reduction ($20,000 to $50,000)

Open each calendar year

Open: 6/30/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2049 4:00:00 PM

KidSport || Open each calendar year || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

KidSport

Funding always open

KidSport helps Western Australian children take part in community sport and swimming lessons.

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $300 per financial year towards club fees.

Available for

  • Individuals

Categories and amounts

  • KidSport application ($300)

Year-round

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

North West Travel Subsidy || Year-round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

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: 8/20/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/18/2023 9:00:00 AM

3

Open: 8/18/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

1

Open: 11/28/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 1/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Regional Athlete Support Program

Funding closed but opening later

Opening 19 August 2025

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.

Available for

  • Regional organisations
  • State sporting associations

Categories and amounts

All year round

Open:

Close:

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme || All year round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

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

Regional Organisation Grants

Open:

Close:

Regional Organisation Grants || Regional Organisation Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

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

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

Regional Servicing Grants || Regional Servicing Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

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

  • Regional Servicing Grants (From $5000 to $20,000)

2

Open: 1/29/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/26/2024 9:00:00 AM

1

Open: 9/18/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/16/2023 9:00:00 AM

1

Open: 2/12/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/13/2023 9:00:00 AM

Round 2

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

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

2023/24

Open: 10/8/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/6/2023 9:00:00 AM

Closed funding

Ongoing

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

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

2025/2026 forward planning round

Open: 6/2/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || 2025/2026 forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

2024/2025 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Club Night Lights Program || 2024/2025 July small grants round || openingSoon || Funding round opening soon
Closing: 30 August 2024

2025/2026 February small grants round

Open: 2/2/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2025 8:00:00 AM

2024

Open: 1/15/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/12/2024 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 provides financial support to assist state sporting associations (SSAs) to develop and implement sustainable strategies and initiatives that support and develop new and existing coaches and officials in WA.

Community Place Based Grant

Open: 12/4/2022 1:00:00 AM

Close: 1/8/2024 9:00:00 AM

Community Place Based Grants

Funding round closed

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

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has developed the Community Place Based Grants Program to support community-led initiatives that address local priorities for vulnerable children and young people who require extra support to achieve positive life outcomes through sport and recreation activities.  

The Community Place Based Grants Program provides financial support to organisations to develop and deliver co-designed, place based structured sport and recreation holiday and out-of-school activity programs in identified regional locations in Western Australia.

The program includes a process to work collaboratively with local government, Aboriginal leaders and community service organisations to incorporate sport and recreation in community-led activities and events that target vulnerable children and young people and their families.

The DLGSC is seeking applications from organisations in targeted regional and remote locations in Western Australia for 1 to 2 year projects that will achieve the program’s outcome and objectives.

The DLGSC encourages organisations to consider applying for Community Place Based initiatives that support and broaden diversity and inclusion.

Community Recovery Grants

Open: 8/29/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/30/2025 3:59:00 PM

Community Recovery Grants Program || Community Recovery Grants || open || Funding round open
Closing: 11:59pm 30 April 2025

2025/2026 forward planning round

Open: 6/2/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2025/2026 forward planning round || open || Funding round open
Closing: 4:00pm 30 September 2024

2024/2025 July small grants round

Open: 6/30/2024 4:00:00 PM

Close: 8/30/2024 8:00:00 AM

Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund || 2024/2025 July small grants round || openingSoon || Funding round opening soon
Closing: 30 August 2024

2025/2026 February small grants

Open: 2/2/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/31/2025 8:00:00 AM

February 2024

Open: 2/12/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 3/11/2024 9:00:00 AM

Community Trail Planning Grants Program

Funding round closed

Eligible organisations can apply for up to $50,000 for projects that support the Trail Development Process.

The purpose of the Community Trail Planning Grants Program is to ensure trail developments across the state are well informed, substantiated and supported by a consistent planning approach as outlined in the Trail Development Process of the Trail Development Series (Part A).

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications from organisations for projects that support the progression of trail planning through a logical and consistent framework. 

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.

Every Club Grant Scheme

Funding round closed

Eligible local governments are supported to build the governance, planning and management practices of sport and recreation clubs.

The Every Club Grant Scheme aims to ensure sport and recreation 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 to:

  • Provide education, training and professional development opportunities for the sport and recreation club workforce.
  • Support sport and recreation clubs to adopt good governance, planning and management practices.
  • Demonstrate partnerships between LGAs, SSAs, regional sporting associations and sport and recreation clubs.

2023

Open: 2/26/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 4/11/2023 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.

2024

Open: 7/2/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 8/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

Open each calendar year

Open: 6/30/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2049 4:00:00 PM

KidSport || Open each calendar year || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 30 August 2024

Year-round

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

North West Travel Subsidy || Year-round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 30 August 2024

Round 1

Open: 8/20/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/18/2023 9:00:00 AM

Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Grants Program

Funding round closed

Providing financial support to organisations to deliver accessible outdoor active recreation opportunities.

The Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program provides financial support to organisations to deliver accessible outdoor active recreation opportunities for all Western Australians to increase participation, develop life skills and support the transition along the participation spectrum.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications for projects that are aligned with the More People More Active Outdoors Framework and maximise the benefits of participating in outdoor active recreation activities.

1

Open: 11/28/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 1/8/2024 8:00:00 AM

3

Open: 8/18/2025 4:00:00 PM

Close: 9/16/2025 8:00:00 AM

All year round

Open:

Close:

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme || All year round || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 30 August 2024

Regional Organisation Grants

Open:

Close:

Regional Organisation Grants || Regional Organisation Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 30 August 2024

Regional Servicing Grants

Open: 12/31/1999 4:00:00 PM

Close: 12/31/2999 4:00:00 PM

Regional Servicing Grants || Regional Servicing Grants || alwaysOpen || Funding always open
Closing: 30 August 2024

1

Open: 9/18/2023 1:00:00 AM

Close: 10/16/2023 9:00:00 AM

2

Open: 1/29/2024 1:00:00 AM

Close: 2/26/2024 9:00:00 AM

Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program

Funding round closed

Providing financial support to assist sport and active recreation organisations to plan, secure and deliver sport and mass participation events in Western Australia.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ (DLGSC) vision is to make Western Australia a world-class arts, cultural, sport and Aboriginal tourist destination. DLGSC aims to continue to increase the number of people visiting Western Australia from interstate and overseas so they can experience our unique arts, cultural, sport and Aboriginal attractions.

A diverse sport and recreation events calendar will attract more sports fans and sporting teams to Western Australia and maximise our opportunities to grow our sport and active recreation events. This will enable us to help create more jobs and more vibrant urban and regional communities, boost the economy and enhance Western Australia’s reputation as a major sport and active recreation tourism destination.

1

Open: 2/12/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 3/13/2023 9:00:00 AM

Sport and Recreation Inclusive Participation Grants Program

Funding round closed

Creating inclusive, accessible, safe and welcoming environments, operations and participation opportunities in sport and recreation.

The Sport and Recreation Inclusive Participation Grants Program provides financial support to organisations to create inclusive, accessible, safe and welcoming environments, operations and participation opportunities in sport and recreation settings for people from low participation groups.

This includes support to provide entry level or skill development participation opportunities, education and training opportunities for the sport and recreation workforce, including volunteers, and develop partnerships with a minimum of one other organisation.

The DLGSC is seeking applications for projects ranging from 1 to 3 years that will support participation for all in sport and recreation activities by reducing the barriers to participation for low participation groups across Western Australia.

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.

2023/24

Open: 10/8/2023 4:00:00 PM

Close: 11/6/2023 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 by providing financial support to organisations to develop and deliver new opportunities for participation, skill development and/or building the capacity of leaders (including guides, instructors and volunteers). 

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is seeking applications from organisations for projects that are aligned with the WA Hiking Strategydemonstrate consideration of the Australian Adventure Activity Standards, encourage participation and capitalise on the benefits of trail running and bushwalking.

Page reviewed 05 June 2024