Funding for community and not-for-profit organisations can be obtained from a number of sources. Please see below a list of some of the grants available.


The GrantsFinder directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you:

  • develop solutions to local and national problems
  • fund ideas and initiatives
  • get assistance in times of hardship.

Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for juniors towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state or national sporting competition or a School Sport Australia national championships. See the website for application details.

Sporting Schools

The Sporting School’s initiative was announced as part of the May 2014 Budget, in which the Liberal National Coalition Government announced $100 million of funding over three years.  The initiative aims to encourage a wider participation of sport in school and to foster a lifelong connection with sport for the students.

State Government grants – Queensland

Visit the Queensland Government site to access a list of current funding opportunities. The Queensland Government has also set up a Grant Wizard website to assist finding grant opportunities.