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Grants and Resources

There are various funding bodies that provide grants to local sporting clubs & associations. Grants are available to upgrade facilities, develop skills, purchase equipment or support athletes. As well as those grant opportunities outlined above, below is a list of websites to help you search for funding that suits your particular needs.


  • Community GrantGuru is Australia's largest FREE searchable listing of nation-wide grants and funding programs for community-based and nonprofit organisations. Community GrantGuru covers grants and funding sources for Sport, Community Services, Environment, Community Infrastructure, Mulitcultural projects, Volunteers, Awards, Safety and much more. Visit Community Grant Guru and register yourself, your Association or Club to receive notification on grants and funding programs throughout South Australia and nationwide
  • Our Community is a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice, tools and training for Australia's 600,000 community groups and schools, and practical linkages between the community sector and the general public, business and government. The Community Funding Centre found on the Our Community website provides free help sheets, services, newsletters, books and training to help community groups improve their fundraising abilities and become healthier and more viable. Visit for further information.
  • Grants SA is a one-off-project funding program that provides over $3 million in grants annually to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. For more information visit Grants SA program, or contact the Grants Team on 1300 650 985 or
Other Funding Options for Athletes

Listed below are some other funding options for athletes. Please check with the providers directly for information.


Sport Australia - Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions Grant is offered to young people aged between 12-18 years attending a State, National or International competition as an athlete, coach, umpire or referee. Grants are offered to the value of $500. Please refer to the Local Sporting Champions website for information on eligibility, applications and FAQ’s.


Sport Australia - Women Leaders in Sport

The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by Sport Australia in partnership with the Office for Women.  The WLIS program aims to provide women with development opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sports industry. For further information please visit the Women Leaders in Sport website.


Local City Council

Many local councils in South Australia offer financial grants and assistance to athletes in their areas. These can range from $50-$500 annually, depending on level of competition and age.  Please contact your local council for more information. 

Further Information Contact

For more information please contact:

08 8354 3477







Athletics South Australia
PO Box 84, Torrensville Plaza SA 5031
SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace Mile End, South Australia, 5031

P +61 08 8354 3477
F +61 08 8354 1219