Funding & Grants

Grants are a valuable source of finance for programs, projects, activities, events and facilities. There are a number of organisations both in NSW and Australia that offer grants to netball Clubs and Associations throughout the State.

The following websites are useful to explore the realm of grant funding and to look at previous successful projects to help with your application.

Last updated 24th November 2021

Current Grants

By offering this assistance to sporting clubs or associations across Australia we will be able to help break down one of the major barriers that often prevent female participation, the design and cost of uniforms. Our aim is to make participating in sport more inviting and accessible and in turn assist more girls and women to participate in female teams in sporting organisations across Australia.

CADBURY will be making donations to Women Sport Australia (WSA) through our partner Australian Sports Foundation (ASF). This donation will be used to fund the management and distribution of up to $5000 grants that can be spent on the redesign or purchase of uniforms for girls and women’s teams. Any registered sports club or association across Australia playing in any official sporting competition can apply.

Applications open NOW! 
Applications close 5pm (AEDT) 10th December 2021

The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects. These projects aim to improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities. Grants of between $2,500 to $20,000 are available for small capital projects .

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each Federal MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process. For assistance in making contact with your Federal MP to discuss potential projects, please contact Netball NSW.

Applications open NOW!
Applications close Wednesday, 19 January 2022 at 5.00pm

Previous Grants

Supported by Suncorp, the objective of the Confident Girls Foundation Community Response Grant is to support netball and community organisations directly impacted by floods, fires, storms, cyclones, and health pandemics during 2019-2021. There will be two tiers of grants available, providing small grants up to $1,500 and larger grants up to $10,000. 

The Local Sport Grant Program (LSGP) aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in NSW.The key objectives of the Program align to the Office of Sport Strategic Plan with the specific objectives to:
- Increase regular and on-going participation in sport
- Increase participation and access for women, girls and population groups under-represented in participation including, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with a disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI)
- Address barriers to participation in sport or structured physical activity
- Assist sport clubs to provide quality service to their members and meet community needs.

Eligible applicants are incorporated, not-for-profit grassroots sport clubs whose primary focus is to organise sporting activities; deliver ongoing sporting programs; and/or develop member’s skills.
The maximum requested amounts available are:
Sport Development: $2,000
Sport Event: $5,000
Sport Access: $5,000
Sport Facility: $15,000
The minimum requested amount available is $500 for all project types. The amount organisations request should reflect the scale of the project/s.

The objective of the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program is to fund the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure to deliver outcomes for disadvantaged NSW communities including regional, remote and drought-affected areas, culturally and linguistically diverse, disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and communities affected by bushfires.

Who can apply?
- Not-for-profit organisations that will be responsible for operating and/or maintaining the infrastructure.
- Schools - applicants must consider if and how the infrastructure project is accessible to the public outside school hours.
- Local councils - applicants are required to cash-match the funding amount requested.

You can apply for funding under this stream if your project supports infrastructure such as:
- Indoor organised sports centre (e.g. indoor cricket, basketball)
- Leisure centre (e.g. martial arts dojo, gymnastics centre)
- Outdoor organised sports facility (e.g. football field, netball courts)
- Recreation space (e.g. playground, skate-park)
- Large-scale purpose-built facility (e.g. stadium, velodrome, motorsports facility)
- Water sports (e.g swimming pool).

Further Information

For more information about grants and funding opportunities, or to discuss your organisation’s project, please contact Netball NSW on (02) 9951 5015.