Sport Grants2018-10-11T23:37:10+00:00

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Every year an alarming number of Sudden Cardiac Arrests occur in our sporting clubs. What is even more alarming is the vast majority of clubs have not taken measures to safeguard their sporting community with the use of a defibrillator.

Project Defib is a national program brought to you by Red Cross College – the national training arm of Australian Red Cross. This program will enable every sporting club in Australia access to the latest Lifeline VIEW Defibrillator to assist in reducing the number of fatalities resulting from Cardiac Arrest.

The program will enable every club to receive a grant which will provide a comprehensive Defibrillator package at a subsidised cost. We believe that forming a partnership with the individual sporting clubs is crucial and this includes ongoing national support and mentoring from our state and regional offices throughout Australia. We have combined resources of over 500 personnel in Australia.
Defibrillator Subsidy for your Club

Every sporting club in Australia will have access to a $1600.00 subsidy. This will enable sporting clubs to safeguarded their players, spectators & coaches with the most comprehensive defibrillator program.

Program Cost to clubs- $2600.00

Red Cross Contribution $1600.00

(Cost of program without subsidy – $4200.00)

Sporting Schools funding is available through two funding programs for schools to deliver Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school hours using one of our NSO partners.

Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) – Giving for Grassroots (G4GTM)


The funds for the program come from the generous donations of passionate sports fans in Australia.

The G4G™ program grants up to $10,000 to community-based organisations, schools and clubs.

We passionately believe in the benefits of community-based sports participation such as social inclusion, healthier lifestyles and the development of teamwork and leadership skills.

The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) is an initiative that is jointly managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).

Funding is available for athletes, coaches, managers or officials to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses when attending eligible national championships or international competitions.

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program

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The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in partnership with the Office for Women.

The WLIS Development Grants program supports individual women to gain skills, knowledge and qualifications to progress on their leadership pathway.

The maximum grant amount is $3,000 to support course/training fees. Consideration may be given to support travel and accommodation costs borne by successful recipients residing in rural/remote areas for attending the approved course/training.


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For any questions please contact the WLIS program administrators:


The purpose of the program is for Holden to provide financial assistance to local sporting clubs and community organisations to develop their clubrooms, sporting grounds and general facilities, and invest in the growth and development of their emerging talent.


Inspired by the power of local communities, Holden started the Home Ground Advantage grants program – to help clubs improve facilities, purchase equipment and even develop exceptional talent.

During both the summer and winter rounds, we will award a total of $250,000 in grants. Sporting clubs can request any amount up to the full $250,000, but it would have to be a super-exceptional project for us to award all the funds to a single club.

Home Ground Advantage grant applications will be considered for the below:

  1. Tangible projects Including upgrading, constructing or improving facilities, upgrading or purchasing equipment, and buying uniforms and other assets
  2. Developing exceptional talent – Including special coaching or funding for trips to compete or gain experience.

To be eligible to receive a Grant, an applicant for the Grant (Applicant) must be:

  • a sporting club created for the purpose of playing one or more sports; or
  • a community organisation which runs and supports sporting activities as a part of its community activities, and the sporting activities conducted by the organisation must be within Australia.

Holden reserves the right to consider Applicants that do not fall within the eligibility criteria set out above.

Individuals and organisations which are NOT eligible to apply include:

  • education institutions, such schools, universities, TAFEs and colleges;
  • government departments or government entities;
  • organisations seeking funds for projects outside of Australia;
  • political organisations; and
  • non-incorporated organisations; and
  • any organisation which has any debts, overdue or have received a Grant or other form of financial  assistance from Holden which have not been acquitted to Holden’s satisfaction.

Generally, the following items will not be funded:

  • Recurring operational expenses
  • The repayment of debt.
  • Projects that have already been completed.
  • capital works of property not owned or leased by the Grant Recipient; or
  • any other activities of a similar nature
Purpose – To support a wide range of community-based projects that increase social inclusion and enhance community engagement in Australia.

Grants of up to $500 can be applied for but smaller grant amounts may be awarded.  Grants can be applied for under the following grant categories:

  • Live Well: Initiatives promoting increased opportunities for participation in sports and recreation or general community collaboration.
  • Learn Well: Initiatives promoting increased opportunities for learning and development.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a bona-fide group or organisation registered as a customer of Cadbury Fundraiser and must have placed a minimum order of 10 carry boxes in a single transaction between 1 December 2016 and and 30 November 2017 (Applicants).

Note: Schools, students and student groups are not permitted to apply, but Cadbury Fundraiser welcomes applications from parent or teacher groups, school community groups and parent fundraising committees.

Any successful Applicants must have paid for their order before their Grant will be paid.



Amount: $0 to $80,000
Total pool: undisclosed

To financially assist affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations to upgrade, replace or improve their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans.


A Club, Centre or Association will often embark on a project utilising grant monies from local government and/or state government, as well as their own funds. The Tennis Australia loan is to assist in shortfalls the Club may have in funding their project after other avenues of funding have been determined.

A club embarking on any facility development is advised to contact its Member Association Facilities representative to discuss the project with them.


To qualify for the loan, an applicant must:

  • Be affiliated with a Tennis Australia Member Association and continue affiliation for the life of the loan.
  • Have a current documented business plan which demonstrates the future benefits of any projected works.
  • Agree to implement, conduct and be supportive of Tennis Australia National initiated business improvement tools, research, programs and services.
  • Be agreeable to provide court testing data and /or feedback to Tennis Australia staff or representatives when requested.
  • Have secured funds from a number of other sources for the works.
  • Have works carried out by a member of the Sports Contractors Association of Australia
  • Be prepared to have works signed off by Member Association Technical Services Officers
  • Repay the loan immediately if any of the terms or conditions are found to be breached.
Active Kids is a program to help cover the cost of NSW families getting their kids into sport, active fitness and recreation activities.

Sporting clubs in Broken Hill and the Far West are again eligible to apply for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program, with the NSW Government providing life-saving technology to people experiencing cardiac emergencies.

The program commenced in 2017 and provides grants to community sport clubs for half the cost of purchase and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

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