Sport and Recreation Grants

The aim of our 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.


Please read the Grant Guidelines carefully before applying. Many documents on this site are displayed as PDF files. you have problems accessing, reading or understanding these documents please contact us on 8405 6882.
Sport & Recreation Grant Guidelines


Applications will be assessed in March and September with opening and closing dates listed below. If you can demonstrate why your application is urgent and should be assessed outside of this, please contact us to discuss. We aim to notify you within four weeks of the closing date.

Applications for Sport & Recreation Grants
OPEN Friday, 6 December 2019
CLOSE 3pm Friday, 28 February 2020
What Funding options are there?

Applicants can apply for up to $1000 for activities and purchases that clearly demonstrate alignment to the program aim and one focus area. The total funding pool adopted by Council for the Sporting Club Grant Program in the 2019/20 financial year is $15,000.

We are seeking to support sporting or recreation activities that deliver on one of the following focus areas:
  • Children under 9 where the opportunity is based in Ottoway ,Wingfield, Taperoo, Osborne, Croydon Park, Devon Park, Dudley Park, Largs Bay, Kilburn, Regency Park, Northfield, Ferryden Park, Mansfield Park, Greenacres, Hampstead Gardens, Angle Park, Blair Athol, Klemzig, Largs North, Rosewater or Hillcrest.
  • Professional Development for committee members to improve club governance where the club can demonstrate a clear need
  • Non-playing skills/ professional development for under 30’s linked to employment or longer-term club sustainability
  • Youth participation, specifically to ensure ongoing engagement in activities for students 10-17 years
  • People from Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities
  • People from low-medium income households
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People living with a Disability
  • Women and girls
  • People over 50
Assessment criteria

Eligible applicants must be not-for-profit, properly constituted and incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (1985) or have another comparable legal status. Please see our guidelines for more details on eligibility. Eligible applications will be assessed against the following criteria:





Promotes and supports an opportunity for a marginalised group i.e. increases accessibility and/or inclusion



Fills a gap in current opportunities



Sustainability of activity following funding completion



Reasonable and proportional contribution (in kind, material or financial)




How to apply

We provide an online application tool to help you prepare and submit your application. It's available via the Apply Now button below. Support or access to computers and the internet can be provided if required.



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It is recommended you speak with one of our Funding & Partnerships Officers before submitting any application.
Funding & Partnerships Officers can be contacted on (08) 8405 6882 or by email at

Some examples of eligible activities are as follows:
  • Purchase of club uniforms for juniors to subsidise fees of the club
  • Tournaments/competitions for people with financial and other barriers to participating in organised sport
  • Child Safe Environments training for new coaches
  • Pedometer challenges
  • Governance training
  • First aid training or other training
  • Playgroup in the park
  • Establishment of a new running or walking group
  • Purchase of sports equipment for junior or over 50s teams
For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at
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