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.


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.


  • 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 RHSports) when the application is less than $2000 in total (excl. GST)


Applications for the 2021/2022 Centre Grant Scheme opens 1st September and closes 30th November 2021. Click HEREto download an application form.


Coles Little Athletics Community Fund

Since November 2018, Coles has provided more than $1.68m in grants for new sports equipment to 376 Little Athletics centres across Australia.

Funds for the grants are raised through the sale of specially-marked chiller bags designed by Aussie kids.  For every bag sold, ten percent is directed to the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund to help grassroots Little Athletics centres.

In 2021, Coles will also donate 10 cents of every kilogram of bananas sold on National Banana Day (1 May 2021) to the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund.

Eligible Little Athletics Centres can apply for funding to purchase sports, safety and volunteering equipment that will help improve the Little Athletics experience for volunteers, participants and families, such as hurdles, high jump mats, first aid kits, modified equipment, trolleys and shade marquees.

Round 6 of the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund will open on Sunday, 1 August and close on Tuesday, 31 August 2021.

The Round 6 Application Form will be made available to download via this website from Sunday 1 August. All applicants must complete their application using the official application form for Round 6.

For enquiries, please contact


CLICK HERE for more information about the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund


NSW Office of Sport Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund

The NSW Government has committed $200 million to the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund, recognising the critical role local sport infrastructure plays in keeping communities healthy, active and connected.

Funding availability

The Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund grants are for the capital cost of the project only. Applicants are responsible for project administration costs, non-fixed or movable equipment and the ongoing operation of the facility.

The grant amount requested by an applicant must be a minimum of $1 million and cannot exceed $5 million. All applications are required to provide a minimum 50% financial co-contribution of the grant amount requested (e.g. if an applicant’s grant amount requested is $2 million, they must demonstrate at least a $1 million financial co-contribution). A Hardship Form will be available to applicants that cannot meet the requirement. The Grant Assessment Panel, at its total discretion, will decide whether a hardship application is accepted. For more information, read the guidelines.

  • Applications open – Monday 29 November 2021
  • Applications close – 1pm, Friday 25 February 2022
  • Outcomes advised – May 2022 onwards
  • Funding agreements executed for successful projects – within 3 months of notification of outcomes
  • Projects to be completed by 30 June 2025. Construction must commence in 2022.

Key objectives

The primary objectives of the Fund are to:

  • Increase the number and type of multi-sport facilities
  • Improve the standard of existing multi-sport facilities
  • Increase the utilisation of sport facilities
  • Support the equitable provision of, and access to multi-sport facilities to grow sport participation for women and girls
  • Provide inclusive and accessible multi-sport facilities that support sport participation for people with disability, First Nations peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

For enquiries, please contact

For more information or to apply click HERE.