Sport, community, Anzac, employment, surf club, arts and culture grant funding now available


Surf life saving clubs seeking to make infrastructure improvements can now apply for funding as part of the NS Government’s Surf Club Facility Program.

Grants are available from $30,000 to $350,000. 

Applications close October 5.

More details about applications and eligibility can be found here:

The federal member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, is encouraging sports and community groups to apply for Community Sport Infrastructure grants. Applications close September 14.

The federal member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, is encouraging sports and community groups to apply for Community Sport Infrastructure grants. Applications close September 14.


Sporting and community groups looking to upgrade sport infrastructure in 2018-19 have until September 14 to apply for the Community Sport Infrastructure grants.

“Local sporting groups should consider projects that would help build participation in physical activity, community partnerships and inclusiveness,” the federal member for Lyne, Dr David Gillespie, said.

“Sporting facilities are vital for inspiring physical activity and health, but also for building community spirit and pride.”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage sport and community groups to collaborate and think about projects that could enhance our facilities in our local community.

“Even the smallest of facility projects can have a big impact on boosting local business, economy, health and social cohesiveness.”

The program will be managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.

Applications will remain open until September 14.

More information on the grant program can be found on the Sport Australia website.


Round three of the Safer Communities Fund is now open.

The third round funding includes a separate early intervention stream for community organisations to deliver crime prevention or activity-based youth engagement projects.

Applications for the infrastructure stream is now open and will close on September 25.

Information on how to apply for funding is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund – Infrastructure Stream website at, or by calling 13 28 46.

Applications under the early intervention stream will close on September 25.

Information on how to apply for funding is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund – Early Intervention Stream website at or by calling 13 28 46.


Community organisations looking to build new or upgrade current facilities are encouraged to apply for funding from the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC, said applications could be submitted for sport and recreation, arts and culture, and emergency preparedness.

Scot MacDonald MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Hunter. Picture: David Stewart

Scot MacDonald MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Hunter. Picture: David Stewart

“This funding can make a real difference to the local community, either by providing new or improved sporting or cultural facilities, or by protecting local residents in emergency situations,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Some recent projects include a new fit out of Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue’s radio base at Swansea Heads and the development of the Visitor Information Centre at Hunter Wetlands.”

The funding is provided through the Clubgrants Category 3 program, which receives a contribution from registered clubs’ gaming machine profits to benefit local communities.

Funding ranges are:

  • $50,000 to $200,000 for arts and culture
  • $10,000 to $200,000 for emergency preparedness and;
  • $100,000 to $300,000 for sport and recreation

Applications for the current round of Infrastructure Grants are currently open until September 24

For more information including details on how to apply for grants, visit


Applications are now being accepted in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund and the Anzac Community Grants Program.

A total of $1 million has been invested into the revitalisation of local war memorials during the Centenary of Anzac, ensuring regional communities across NSW have a place to remember the service and sacrifice of defence personnel.

Minister for Veterans Affairs, David Elliott. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

Minister for Veterans Affairs, David Elliott. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

New funding of $175,000 is available to help protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate or support veterans and their families.

Applications close on Remembrance Day – November 11.

The Minister for Veterans Affairs, David Elliott, said more than 200 war memorial conservation and repair projects have already been funded across NSW.

“This NSW Government investment in veterans’ projects is part of a suite of measures to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac, including upgrading the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, funding the Veterans Employment Program and supporting the 2018 Invictus Games,” he said.

“I encourage local community groups, RSL sub-branches, schools and councils to apply for a Community War Memorials Fund or Anzac Community Grant, particularly as we gear up for the Invictus Games opening ceremony and Armistice centenary commemorations.”

The Community War Memorials Fund provides grants of up to $10,000 to protect, conserve and repair war memorials including statues, honour rolls and memorial halls which commemorate the Anzac legacy.

The Anzac Community Grants Program provides grants of up to $2000 to schools, community organisations and veterans groups to recognise Australia’s military service, educate a new generation and support the NSW veteran community.

For more information visit


Minister for multiculturalism, Ray Williams. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

Minister for multiculturalism, Ray Williams. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

Community groups seeking funding to host multicultural festivals and events are invited to apply for funding through the Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program.

Applications are now open for up to $10,000 to support multicultural festivals and events.

“We are injecting an additional $290,000 in grants funding to support multicultural communities thrive and to ensure every person in NSW can fully participate in our society,” the minister for multiculturalism, Ray Williams, said.

“Last financial year, we supported more than 160 unique multicultural festivals, projects and events in our state.”

Multicultural NSW event grants have previously supported community Harmony Day celebrations, art, music and film festivals, and sporting events.

Celebrating Diversity event grants are now open and will close 5pm on September 28.

For more information about the Multicultural NSW Grants Program, and to apply go to:


The latest funding rounds of Create NSW’s Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects and Creative Koori Employment funds are now open.

Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects funding supports arts projects that celebrate and promote Aboriginal cultural identities through funding of up to $60,000 (for projects delivered within 12 months) or up to $75,000 (for projects delivered over a longer time frame).

The Creative Koori Employment funding aims to increase Aboriginal employment opportunities, build capacity and increase the number of professional and skills development opportunities on offer to Aboriginal artists, arts and cultural workers.

Funding of $15,000 up to $75,000 per project is available through the program.

Individual NSW-based artists, cultural workers or NSW organisations working with Aboriginal arts and cultural sectors can apply but all applications must include Aboriginal practitioners and/or arts and cultural workers in key creative roles.

“Targeted support like this is essential in driving a celebration of our diverse Aboriginal arts, screen and culture sector across NSW,” the executive director for Create Investment and Engagement, Elizabeth W. Scott, said.

“Since the fund started earlier this year, we’ve shared over $565,000 across 10 projects that spanned a range of art forms, regional diversity, career pathways and innovative opportunities.

“I look forward to championing more with our next round.”

Creative Koori Arts and Cultural Projects and Creative Koori Employment applications close midnight on October 21.

To apply, read the full eligibility guidelines and criteria online at: