Sport funding sources

You may be able to access funding from any of the following sources:

Sport Australia

The commission provides grants for all of the following:

  • women
  • leadership
  • representatives
  • Aboriginal people
  • volunteers.

For more information go to the Australian Government's Sport Australia website.

Australian Sports Foundation

The Australian Sports Foundation fund programs designed to increase healthy activity levels and grow participation in sport.

Grants are distributed to support projects that improve access to sport for a range of people and communities.

For more information go to the Australian Sports Foundation website.

Jetstar Flying Start

The Jetstar Flying Start program provides funding of up to $30,000 for community groups and organisations.

For more information go to the Jetstar website.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal operate a number of grant programs for charitable purposes.

For more information go to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website.

Australia Post Our Neighbourhood Community grants

Our Neighbourhood Community grants provide funding to projects that will benefit the wider community.

For more information go to Our Neighbourhood website.

Grants and programs finder

Grants and programs finder is an Australian Government search where all government grants are listed.

For more information go to the Grant Finder page on the Australian Government's Department of Business website.

Northern Territory Government grants directory

The Northern Territory Government provides a wide range of grants, scholarships and other forms of support for:

  • business
  • community organisations
  • individuals.

You can search these using the grants directory.

Our Community

You can subscribe to Australia's community group website for a monthly newsletter with a comprehensive list of grant opportunities.

For more information go to the Our Community website.

Volunteer grants

The Australian Government's Department of Social Services supports volunteers by funding volunteer-based organisations.

For more information go to the volunteer grants page at the Department of Social Services website.

Youth NT

Youth NT provides funding for innovative events, programs and projects that engage young Territorians.

For more information go to the Youth NT website.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth grants program

Grant funding of up to $20,000 is available for individual projects and activities aimed at preventing and reducing youth substance misuse in the NT.

For more information go to the Department of Health website.

Immediate Work grants

The Immediate Work grants program is available for not-for-profit and community organisations to carry out:

  • improvements
  • repairs and
  • maintenance to property that they own or rent in the NT.

For more information go to the Immediate Work grants website.

Biz Secure grants

Grants of up to $10,000 (for individual businesses) are available for organisations to make a range of permanent security improvements to better protect your business against the risk of break-ins.

For more information go to the Biz Secure website.

Other sport and recreation grants

There are some grants you can receive where funding must be negotiated with Sport and Recreation of the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities. These grants aim to improve how your organisation delivers sport and active recreation to increase capacity.

For more information about these grants, listed below, contact Sport and Recreation.

Grassroots grant program

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for clubs and organisation in the Northern Territory to help people participate in sport and active recreation.

For more information, visit the Grassroots grants program website.

Quick Response grants

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help organisations replace or repair damaged and or stolen facilities and equipment.

Grants can also be used to support Territorians representing Australia at recognised sporting events.

For more information, visit the Quick Response grants website.

Territory Sports Academy Officiating Development grant

The officiating scholarship program is for peak sporting bodies or individuals such as:

  • umpires
  • referees and
  • judges.

It provides financial assistance for individuals to undertake professional development to maintain current accreditation or become eligible for:

  • national championships or
  • higher level accreditation.

For more information go to the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture website.

Territory Sports Academy Coaching Scholarships

Coaching scholarships are awarded to coaches who are actively engaged in the coach development program and want to develop their athletes.

For more information go to the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities website.


Last updated: 15 November 2021

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