Grants are a great way for your club to fund facility upgrades, engage the public and ensure the sustainability of your club.  There are grants available through every level of government and from some corporate bodies. Here you can find all the information on the latest available grants.

Available grants will also be published on our News/Updates page.

A comprehensive list of available grants include:

Local Government Grants

Cairns Regional Council

Council grant programs provide funding to community based groups, individuals and organisations that are providing programs, activities and projects that enrich the opportunities to residents. The funding streams available for eligible sport and recreation organisations include:

Clubs applying for Council grants must be level 4 accredited to be deemed eligible.

Popular Grant Programs

Bendigo Bank – Community Enterprise Foundation

The Cairns Community Enterprise, an initiative of Bendigo Bank, represents not-for-profit organisations and is an entity aimed at generating income for sectors in the far northern region of Queensland.

The grant stream provides grants to a maximum of $2,500 per organisation for projects which benefit the overall community. It can be used for things such as new uniforms, sporting apparel, equipment, courses for coaches and officials or a contribution to the purchase of major capital items. Applications are open all year round.

Applications are open all year round.

Brothers Leagues Club Community Sports Development Program

Brothers Leagues Club Cairns is dedicated firstly to the promotion and development of sport, and secondly to a strategy of growing community value. The club has a clear commitment to the community and concentrates its support in three main areas: Sporting organisations; Community (including education); and Charities.

Queensland Country Credit Union

Each year the Queensland Country Credit Union provides funding for not-for-profit groups across Queensland as part of their Community Grants Scheme. The scheme aims to provide support for not-for-profit and community groups across Queensland in the following funding categories:

  • Arts, culture and heritage
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment.

State Government Grants

Queensland Government

Arts Queensland

For Arts and Cultural organisations, individuals, and projects and programs.

The Queensland Governments approach to investing in arts and culture is diverse and they aim to improve cultural maintenance, individual talent and community well being.

Department of Communities

The Department of Communities provides funding for a wide range of human services: community support; violence prevention; volunteering; youth; and women.

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

The Community Benefit Fund provides one off grants of up to $35,000 to not-for-profit community groups to help provide community services or activities that benefit the community. These grants are provided on a quarterly basis.

Sport and Recreation Services

Get in the Game and Go On Get Active funding streams help young people to participate; help clubs to grow; improve facilities; and improve infrastructure.

Young Active Travel Subsidy

The Young Athlete Travel Subsidy replaced the Young Athlete Assistance Program on 1 July 2015. It aims to provide assistance through three event tiers at State, National and International events.

Federal Government Programs

Australian Sports Commission

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program

Provides indigenous sportspeople who have been selected in an official State/Territory team to complete at National championships or an official Australian team at an international competition.

The Local Sporting Champions program

Is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation, endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships. Grants of $500 are available for successful individual applicants.

Non-Government Programs

Australia Post

The Our Neighbourhood Community Grant program encourages community organisations to apply for funding of one off cash payments for up to $10,000 for projects that benefit the wider community, align with the key focus areas and primary audiences, and meet an immediate need of the community.

Australian Sports Foundation

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) operates the Fundraising for Sport and the Giving for Grassroots programs, specifically the programs aim to increase participation in grassroots and community sport throughout Australia.

Commonwealth Bank

The Commonwealth Bank Community Grants are for the running, managing, conducting or implementing of programs that support children and youth up to 21 years of age.

Foundation for Young Australians

The Foundation for Young Australians delivers a range of programs, co-designed with young people, that create social change across Australia.  Their Innovation National Campaign sounds like a lot of fun.

Mazda Foundation

The Mazda Foundation is dedicated to enriching Australian communities, fostering a spirit of community involvement.

Project Defib

Project Defib is a Red Cross initiative which aims to reduce the number of deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest by making defibrillators and related training and support, accessible to all sporting clubs, schools and not for profit organisations across Australia.

More than 30,000 Australians suffer from sudden cardiac arrest every year of which only 5% survive. Immediate access to a defibrillator can lead to a 70% survival rate if applied quickly.

Suez Community Grants

Suez Community Grants are to inspire organisations and projects around Australia that have a positive impact in their local communities.

Telstra Kids Fund

The Telstra Kids Fund supports projects with one purpose in mind.  The grants fund activities and projects run by local not for profit organisations and community groups that connect children and young people to their local communities.

Tourism and Events Queensland

This program offers funding support for major, destination and business events that deliver economic and social benefits for Queensland.