Club fundraising and other income generation options are not the easiest or shortest of tasks. To help your local sporting community we have researched possible options for sourcing club funding, predominantly through fundraising and grants.

To begin, some handy advice is to always set specific goals, stay focused and balance efforts accordingly. Also, always research through the sport and recreation section of your local, state and federal government websites. The most common grant agencies include:

  • government
  • charitable trusts and foundations
  • corporate foundations

These agencies provide grants generally to pursue their own objectives and strategies. Therefore, the chances of obtaining a grant often depends on how a sport organisation’s project fits into the overall philosophy, criteria and conditions established by the grant agency.

Australian Sports Foundation (ASF)

A popular resource  is the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF). Its sole purpose is to provide fundraising assistance and grants to Australian sporting communities aiming to develop sport and increase participation. Two key programs ASF offer and that your club will want to consider are Fundraising4Sport (F4S) and Giving4Grassroots (G4G).

Fundraising Assistance:

Fundraising4Sport (F4S) program raises funds for sporting clubs of all sizes. This program allows your club to register its project with the ASF who then facilitate donations. Donors will be able to use ASF’s tax deductible status to claim tax relief for any donation of $2 or more. Donors nominate your club’s project as their preferred beneficiary and ASF grant monies raised to your project.

Grants:

Giving4Grassroots (G4G) is a national small grant program. It funds initiatives and programs aimed at increasing participation in grassroots and community sport throughout Australia. Each year G4G emphasises a theme to support small non-profit sporting clubs. This year in April the grant focused on programs which aimed to increase participation for those aged 16 and under.

Here are some helpful links to Australian funding programs:

 

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

All States and Territories

Know any other good sources of club funding? Please comment below to let us know.

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