Sports Grants available for clubs

by Aaron Delaporte

Community scores in McGowan Government’s latest round of sport grants

Tuesday, 1 June 2021 

  • Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) applications open on June 1, 2021
  • $12.5 million available for new playing surfaces, upgrades to changerooms with a focus on women’s changerooms and improvements to clubrooms
  • New $2.5 million Club Night Lights Program (CNLP) also opens June 1
  • Delivering on McGowan Government election commitment

The McGowan Government has today announced $12.5 million funding is available under the latest round of Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grants.

Delivering on its election promise, the McGowan Government’s CSRFF grants will provide increased financial assistance to community organisations and local governments for the development of community sport and recreation infrastructure. 

The grants are aimed at encouraging more participation in sport and recreation through the development of basic infrastructure.

Community groups and local government authorities can apply for grants towards projects such as new or upgraded playing surfaces, changerooms and ablutions, and sports storage.

Of the $12.5 million budget, $1 million per year for the next four years has been specifically set aside for projects that increase female participation in sport and recreation, such as unisex changerooms.

A further $10 million over four years will be invested in the new Club Night Lights Program (CNLP), providing financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop sports floodlighting infrastructure.

The CSRFF and CNLP are administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).

Applications for both programs close on September 30, 2021.

Application information is available on the department’s website:

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Tony Buti:

“Through the CSRFF and the new Club Night Lights Program, the McGowan Government is investing a total of $15 million per year towards the development of quality community sports and recreation facilities.

“Grassroots sport and recreation is vital in bringing communities together in both building a sense of community as well as ensuring people are staying fit and active.

“These funding programs exemplify the McGowan Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable sport and recreation infrastructure across the State.”