Grants for Sporting Groups

Sport and Recreation Grants

Sport & Recreation Grant Program is to encourage active lifestyles in the local community by supporting organisations to deliver sporting or recreation opportunities for the benefit of the PAE community. Grants of up to $1,000 are available for activities and purchases that clearly demonstrate alignment to the program aim and one focus area.


Partnership Grants support the delivery of significant projects that improve community wellbeing. Projects should demonstrate the collaboration of key stakeholders and be delivered through partnership between the funded organisation(s) and Council. Grants of up to $25,000 per year will be considered. Only projects with exceptional merit will be awarded the full funding amount. Funding for up to 3 years may be available if there is a clear need for longer term funding to achieve successful outcomes. All agreements will initially be for 1 year.

Project Grants

Project Grants of up to $7,500 aim to support the delivery of a broad range of projects that foster individual and community wellbeing outcomes for PAE residents.

Small Grants

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for not-for-profit groups and organisations for unforeseen or short-notice projects that provide services or benefit to the local community.

Minor Community Events Grants

Minor Community Event Grants of up to $750 aim to support not for profit community groups and organisations with once off Minor Community Events (expected attendance of less than 1000 people) that generates community participation, create a positive community identity and celebrates the cultural and social life of our community at a neighbourhood level.

Placemaking Grants

PAE Places grants of up to $3,000 aim to support the creation and delivery of projects in public spaces across the city that improve how we feel and use our public spaces and how we can enhance the way they look and work, and also how we celebrate our heritage. It aims is to give the community the opportunity to make their City a place where people love to be through placemaking projects of all sizes and shapes.

Other Funding Opportunities

In addition to Council's Grant programs, grant funds are also available from State and Federal Governments and from philanthropic organisations. Please visit our Other Funding Opportunities page for an extensive list of opportunities.

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