Their are a number of funding opportunities available for individuals, clubs and associations.
KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees. The fees go directly from the local government to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project.
For more information about KidSport, go to the KidSport website.
Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme
The Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.
Eligible athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and programs in accordance with the performance level categories and eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.
Community Living and Participation Grants
The Community Living and Participation Grants assist West Australian individuals with a permanent disability.
Grants of between $500 and $10,000 are available for equipment, resources, projects and activities that:
- enable people with disabilities to participate in recreational and social activities; and
- improve the quality of life for people with disability and their families.
The Community Living and Participation Grants are managed by National Disability Services WA (NDS WA) and supported by Lotterywest.
For more information, visit the Community Living and Participation Grants webpage.
Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program
The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) provides funding for Indigenous sportspeople who have been selected in an official state/territory team to compete at national championships or the official Australian team to compete at an international competition. The program assists with eligible out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses only.
To apply, please visit the Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program webpage.
Local Sporting Champions Grant
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 (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.
To apply, please visit the Local Sporting Champions Grant webpage.
Healthy Club Sponsorship
Incorporated sporting clubs in a recognised sporting competition may apply to receive up to $5000 for initiatives to make their club safer and healthier and to train and educate volunteers.
Sponsorship funds can be used to purchase items including: first aid equipment, club safety equipment, sunscreen, Responsible Service of Alcohol training, healthy nutrition initiatives, training and coaching courses for volunteers and parents as well as other initiative.
In return for sponsorship, successful clubs will be required to introduce smoke free outdoor areas and to introduce strategies to address other health issues.
Successful clubs will also need to develop and introduce a Healthy Club Policy addressing the issues of smoking, sun protection, alcohol and healthy food choices. Guidelines and application forms can be obtained from the Sports Medicine Australia (WA Branch) website at smawa.asn.au or by contacting Sports Medicine Australia on (08) 9285 8033.
Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund
The Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) exemplifies the Western Australian Government’s commitment to the development of sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State.
The purpose of the program is to provide Western Australian Government financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation.
The program aims to increase participation in sport and recreation, with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of sustainable, good quality, well-designed and well-utilised facilities.
Through CSRFF, the State Government will invest annually in the development of high-quality physical environments in which people can enjoy sport and recreation.
For more information, please visit the CSRFF webpage.