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Sport and Recreation Events Program

The primary focus of the Sport and Recreation Events Program is to attract and support financially viable sporting events in NSW.  The Program will provide funding for events that are international or national in focus, are recognised by the relevant sporting authority and provide an opportunity for talented athletes, officials and coaches to develop their skills through exposure to and participation in these events.

The Program will also support events that provide participation opportunities at the state or community level and provide a focal point for community building and engagement.

There are two distinct event categories within the Sport and Recreation Events Program, these are:

  1. International and National Sporting Events
  2. Community Events (includes state level sporting events).

Who can apply?

Those eligible to apply include:

  • National Sporting Organisations (NSO)
  • State Sporting Organisations (SSO)
  • Recognised industry bodies
  • Incorporated not-for-profit sporting organisations e.g. host sporting club
  • Event organisers which have a contractual arrangement with and or a letter of support from a national or state sporting organisation to deliver an event.

What funding is available?

Grants are capped at:

  • $30,000 for International Sporting Events
  • $15,000 for National Championships; and
  • $10,000 for Community Events.

Applicants must also contribute 50% or more to the staging of the event, which may include "in kind" support.

Further information

For further information, please download and read the guidance notes.


If you would like to receive an email when our sport and recreation grant programs open, please leave your contact details below.

Sport and recreation grant programs - email notification list

Your details

Applications have closed

  • Opening date: 9 February 2015
  • Closing date: 24 April 2015

Eligibility guidelines

Further information

For further information about this program phone 13 13 02 or email grants@sport.nsw.gov.au.

Useful links


ATO Statement by a supplier form (PDF) - Further information about this form is on the Australian Taxation Office's website



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