Grants

Grants for Centres

Information on a range of grants available for sport and recreation projects can be found on the Community Builders website HERE, designed to help people from the community, government and business find and develop solutions to issues within their communities. The Sports Community website HERE, also details a wide selection of grants, specifically for sport, and the Australian Government – Grant Finder HERE, allows you to search through hundreds of grants, suitable for all sectors within the community.

Another way to find out about the many different grants available is to become a member of the Funding Centre HERE. Members receive a monthly newsletter “Funding Centre Scoop”, which lists details of opportunities for grants from all three sectors – governments, foundations and businesses. Members of the Funding Centre also have access to the Funding Centre grants database.

For tips on the preparation of grant applications, refer to the LANSW information and guide HERE.

Little Athletics NSW Centre Grant Scheme

The Little Athletics Centre Grant Scheme aims to assist Little Athletics centres affiliated with LANSW (Little Athletics NSW), in obtaining track and field equipment and facilities that will better enable them to conduct events for their members.

The objective of the scheme is to: –

  • Fund projects that increase the quality and/or availability of equipment/facilities for use by members
  • Improve the safety of equipment/facilities for members
  • Improve track and field opportunities for members

The maximum total value of grants allocated by LANSW each year, will be $40,000. Each approved application will be limited to the maximum value of $10,000 per centre, per project. NB. These values may fluctuate at any time, at the discretion of the board of management of LANSW.

Eligibility

  • All Little Athletics centres currently affiliated with LANSW and who are fully independent of any other organisation are eligible to apply. e.g. must control their own finances and not operate as a sub unit of a PCYC or registered club.
  • Centres will be restricted to one (1) successful grant per three (3) year period.
  • Application for a grant under the scheme must be for the funding of either: –
    • The establishment or replacement of permanent facilities that relate to the conduct of track and field events
    • The initial purchase or replacement of track and field related equipment
  • Successful centres must agree to fund the project themselves on a dollar for dollar basis and must verify that they have sufficient funds to complete the project. NB. Centres with less than 150 registrations for the prior season can be funded 100% for ‘off the shelf’ items (from Nordic Sport) when the application is less than $2000 in total (excl. GST)

Application 

Applications for the 2020 Centre Grant Scheme close on 31 January 2020. Click HERE to download an application form.

McDonald’s Equipment Grants

Whether you are a new start-up centre looking to invest in equipment to run your events or an established group with some gear that could do with an upgrade, apply to win one of ten McDonald’s Equipment Grants worth $1000 each! More information can be found here.

Application
To enter simply tell us in 200 words or less a little about your Centre and what you would spend a $1,000 McDonald’s Equipment Grant on.  All entries should be emailed to Emma.DiFrancesco@au.mcd.com.

Entries open from 14 October 2019, closing on 31 December 2019.  All 10 grants will be selected during the month of January 2020 by a panel of McDonald’s and Little Athletics NSW employees

Click here for the Terms & Conditions.