Sport funding sources

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

Aboriginals Benefit Account

This funding source provides grants for projects that help improve the lives of Aboriginal people living in the Northern Territory (NT).

Funds from this source can promote any of the following:

  • economic development
  • small business
  • land and sea management
  • community enhancement
  • education and leadership.

For more information go to the Aboriginals Benefit Account page on the Australian Government's Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Australian Sports Commission

The commission provides grants for all of the following:

  • women
  • leadership
  • representatives
  • Indigenous people
  • volunteers.

For more information go to the Australian Government's Australian Sports Commission website.

Australian Sports Foundation

The foundation operates the Fundraising4Sport Program to increase opportunities for Australians to participate in sport or excel in sport performance.

For more information go to the Australian Sports Foundation website.

Computers for the community

The NT Government assists community organisations and supports public-spirited activities in the NT through the donation of surplus working computing equipment.

Read about the computers for the community program.

Layne Beachley Foundation

The Layne Beachley Foundation provides scholarships for women and girls aged 12 and over who are committed to achieving a dream in their field.

This could be arts, business, science, the environment and sports.

For more information go to the Aim for the Stars 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.

Holden Home Ground Advantage

The Holden Home Ground Advantage grants program helps clubs to improve facilities, buy equipment and run training programs.

For more information go to the Holden website.

Grant Finder

Grant Finder is an Australian Government search area where all government grants are listed.

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

NT Government Grants Directory

The NT Government provides a wide range of grants, scholarships and other forms of support for business, community organisations and 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 Northern Territory.

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 Northern Territory.

For more information go to the Immediate Work Grants 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 Tourism and Culture. 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.

Peak sporting body program

The Peak Sporting Body Program gives peak Territory sporting bodies funding to increase their capacity to develop and deliver sport.

For more information get the Peak Sporting Body Funding Program Guidelines 2016 to 2018 (157.0 kb).

Active recreation organisation program

The Active Recreation Organisation Program allows Territory active recreation organisations to get funding to increase their capacity to develop and deliver active recreation programs.

Remote sport program

The Remote Sport Program provides financial assistance to deliver sport and active recreation activities to remote communities throughout the Northern Territory.

Officiating scholarships

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 and Culture website.

NT Institute of Sport 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 Tourism and Culture website.

Last updated: 01 November 2017