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Grants are a valuable source of finance for activities, events and facilities. There are a number of organisations both in New South Wales and Australia that offer grants to sport and recreation clubs.

Applying for a grant

Grant funding is generally for specific projects. Be clear about what type of project you want to undertake. Then find an appropriate grant to apply for.

To help you successfully apply for a grant, follow these steps:

  • Guidelines and forms
    Carefully read all the guidelines and application forms before you start to fill them out. Make sure your project fits the guidelines.
  • Discuss requirements
    Talk to the funding body about the requirements. Check the program target group and whether there are any new or expanded services available.
  • Canvass support
    Get support from other organisations and explore local political support if necessary.
  • Deadlines
    Be aware of, and adhere to the application deadline. Double check your application – have you attached all relevant supporting material?
  • Confirmation
    Get confirmation from the funding agency that your submission has been received.
  • Successful applicants
    If you are successful, keep the funding up to date with the progress of the project. Acknowledge the funding agency on signage or promotional material.


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