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 reopened since COVID restrictions have been relaxed.  The next deadline for applications is 31 March 2021.

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


Infrastructure Grants

The next grant round opens on Monday, 1 February 2021.

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following categories:

•Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
•Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
•Disaster Readiness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
•Sport & Recreation: $50,000 to $300,000 available per project

There will be an information webinar on Friday, 29 January 2021 – 2:30pm to 4pm

Register to attend the webinar by CLICKING HERE.

Closes 22 February 2021

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)

Eligible applicants include:
- Incorporated, not-for-profit sports clubs in NSW.
- State or national sporting organisations on behalf of member clubs located in NSW, to a maximum of ten per zone.
- Licensed sporting clubs, providing that the project directly benefits sporting activities.
- Sport clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not-for-profit club in their own right.
- Councils, sport and recreational facilities owners on behalf of sports clubs.
- Service clubs such as Rotary, CWA and Lions, on behalf of sporting clubs.

Closes 12 April 2021

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.  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).

To view the Her Sport Her Way Year Two Action Plan 2020 - 2021, please click here.

For any enquiries, please email





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