Sport Grants

Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions grant provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. 

Children can represent their sporting club or their school in these sporting events. 

If successful, individual applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships, covering travel, accommodation, entry fees, uniforms, equipment and other travel expenses.  This grant is given out every three months - the usual deadlines are June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31 each year. 

Parents & children need to apply directly via a simple online application form.

This is a fantastic grant that is 'electorate based', meaning each electorate is given a certain number of grants to award.  This number is a reflection of the number of eligible applications received. So we would like to encourage all eligible kids in Warringah to apply.

In our first year (June 2019-March 2020), Zali's electoral office gave out 71 LSC grants to local juniors, covering 26 sports, equalling $42, 000. To see if juniors from your sport have received this grant, please CLICK HERE.

Applications for LSC have now reopened.  The next deadline for applications is 30 September 2020 which means you can apply anytime between now and then.

For grant guidelines and an application form, please click here.


Local Sport Grant Program

There are four project types within the Program:

1.    Sport Development
2.    Sport Event
3.    Sport Access
4.    Sport Facility

Applicants will be required to identify the type of project for which they are applying as different information is required for each project type. An organisation may apply for more than one project but must register separate projects for different project types.

The overall objectives of the Program are to:

•Increase regular and on-going participation in sport
•Increase participation and access for women, girls or population groups with low rates of participation
•Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity
•Assist sporting clubs to provide quality service to their members and meet community needs.

Your project must address at least one of these objectives and demonstrate how it aligns to the Office of Sport Strategic Plan

The total funding available is $4,650,000 with $50,000 allocated to each of the 93 electorates throughout NSW.

•Any remaining funds from under-subscribed electorates will be made available to over-subscribed electorates
•Approved funding for projects that are declined, withdrawn or are unable to go ahead will be re-allocated to the next ranked project(s) in the same electorate
•Applicants must identify the NSW electorate where their ‘home ground’ is situated as well as the GEO code of the location e.g. your training ground

The maximum amounts available are:

•Sport Development: $2,000
•Sport Events: $5,000
•Sport Access: $5,000
•Sport Facility $15,000.

The minimum requested amount available is $500 and the maximum is $20, 000 for any single organisation in a financial year.

To be eligible for this grant program, the applicant must be an:

•Incorporated, not-for-profit grassroots ‘ sports club’ (see the definition in the FAQ) and refer to list of sports at Appendix B in the Guidelines
•Applications from Licenced Sporting Clubs may be considered providing the project directly benefits the sport, not the administration processes of the licenced club or upgrades of the licenced premises
•Applications may be considered from Sports Clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are a not for profit club that is incorporated in their own right.

Closes 7 October 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Grants 

Northern Beaches Council is offering this grant to encourage increased participation in sports, recreation and active play, improve the viability of sport and recreation groups, improve safety and develop more accessible family-friendly facilities.

The next round of this grant is now open.

A total of $100,000 will be awarded to worthy projects, with a minimum value of $10,000 and a maximum value of $50,000.

Closes 12 October 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Active Kids Grant

The Active Kids Grants have been established with the aim of providing every child with the active childhood they deserve, by supplying them with the equipment they
need to participate in sporting activities.

The grants will be focusing on volunteer-run grassroots and community clubs with young members aged under 20.

Suggested grant values are up to $10,000.

Closes 30 September 2020.

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program

This program assists sporting clubs and councils to purchase and maintain Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at a reduced cost.

The AED package includes:

- An AED
- AED familiarisation instruction
- A minimum of six years of essential defibrillator maintenance

Grants are available up to 50% of the selected AED package price in Zone 1:

Zone 1: Up to $1,250 is for groups in Warringah (Metropolitan Sydney)

Closes 23 November 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.


NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund

The NSW ATP Cup Tennis Legacy Fund will invest more than $5 million into community tennis over three years.

The Fund will target infrastructure, facility development and participation programs that will support the growth of the game across NSW in the form of:

Facility Development and Upgrade:

•Max 25% of net project cost
•Max funding contribution: $50,000
•Min application amount: $10,000

Participation Initiatives:

•Max 50% of the net project cost
•Max funding contribution: $10,000
•Min application amount: $1,000

Closes 29 September 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Her Sport Her Way

The Her Sport Her Way grant program provides up to $2.6 million over four years to assist NSW state sporting organisations to grow their game for women and girls, reduce barriers to participation, and promote inclusive sport experiences.

The next round of this grant should be opening soon in 2020.  We will update this website once dates are released.

The grant program provides opportunities to explore new ways of doing things and to test new ideas that drive powerful change for women and girls.

NSW state sporting organisations, as well as state sporting organisations for people with disability, are eligible to apply for funding. Eligible organisations are encouraged to partner with other organisations, including those with specific experience working with women and girls and underrepresented groups, to achieve program objectives.

Program objectives
•Participation: Increase the number of women and girls playing sport and improve the retention of adolescent girls
•Leadership: Increase the number of women in leadership positions both on and off the field
•Capability: Build gender-inclusive sporting cultures and environments

Available funding
•Grants from $5,000 – $50,000
•Applicants may apply for multiple projects, or multiple locations however the maximum available to any single organisation is $50,000 p.a.

Organisations must contribute to the project, this can be a financial, staff contribution or through use of voluntary labour, donated product or services or other resources directly (in-kind).

For any enquiries, please email

For grant guidelines, please click here.