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Participation Grants and Funding for Sport and Recreation

Various funding programs and concessions are available from government and non-government sources to provide financial assistance in the sport and active recreation sector to organisations, community groups, and individuals.

This topic primarily covers the financial support offered by federal, state, and territory governments and recognised National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) in Australia.

The Australian Sports Directory provides a list of NSOs recognised by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

Other organisations, including local governments, charities, commercial businesses, etc., may also offer grants and funding opportunities. You can contact these types of organisations, or use one of the grant finders below, to find out more.

In 2015 Australian governments (federal, state and local) invested around AU$1.9b in the sport and active recreation sector. 1

The Clearinghouse for Sport does not provide grants or funding.
Please contact the organisations listed below for information on available grant and funding opportunities.


State and territory


Grant funding support

  1. Intergenerational Review of Australian Sport, BCG Consulting for the Australian Sports Commission, p.42, (2017).

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Reviewed by: Australasian Sport Information Network
Last updated: 07 July 2023
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