Applying for ClubGRANTS funding is quick and easy. Many organisations that do so have limited resources and cannot afford to spend time and money on unnecessary red-tape and bureaucracy. ClubGRANTS Online recognises this - all funding is processed locally and community groups can contact their local clubs easily and at any time for information and advice. ClubGRANTS Online is also flexible, allowing clubs to provide support quickly, efficiently, and often as soon as a need emerges.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must be a not-for-profit organisation and provide the following project and/or services:

  • community welfare or social services,

  • community development,

  • community health services or employment assistance activities.

You are also eligible if you or your organisation is involved in community or professional sport.

Check the application steps to determine if you can apply via ClubGRANTS Online.

Application steps

  1. Review the eligibility criteria and identify which funding category your project falls under.

  2. Use the Find Your Local Grant Round search to find out application requirements from clubs in your local area – note some clubs have a specific process, it’s important to follow this to determine if you can use ClubGRANTS online to apply for funding

  3. If ClubGRANTS Online applications are accepted in your local area, proceed to step 4. If your local area requires hardcopy applications, please visit our Help page to download the form.

  4. Create an account and submit your ClubGRANTS application.

Funding categories

Category 1

You are considered eligible for Category 1 funding if your project falls under specific community welfare and social services, community development, health services and employment assistance activities, and other projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.

View examples of community projects.

NB These are broad categories – you may still be eligible for Category 1 even if your project or initiative is not in this list. Alternatively, funding may still be sought under Categories 2 or 3.

How to apply

Category 1 funding applications are accepted either online or in some instances require submission of a paper based application.

Application deadlines apply.

Follow the applications steps above to determine how to submit your application.

Category 2

Funding for general community development and support activities, such as junior sport/grassroots sport or veteran welfare activities.

How to apply

Unlike Category 1 funding, Category 2 is available all-year-round. Follow the applications steps above to determine how to submit your application.

Category 3

Funding is available to support projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

How to apply

Visit the Responsible Gambling website to view the most recent eligibility criteria or contact the Office of Responsible Gambling on 02 9995 0992 if you have any queries or wish to discuss your Category 3 application.


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Have a question?

Visit our Help page to view FAQs, application tips and other useful resources and contact details.