Grants and Resources

This section contains information for Athletics SA clubs in relation to funding opportunities and resources that may assist in the growth and ongoing development of clubs. There are a number of funding opportunities and resources available to clubs affiliated with Athletics SA and some of these are outlined below.



Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS)

The Government of South Australia through the Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) provide a number of different grants to clubs in South Australia. The way to stay informed about these grants is to subscribe to ORS’s electronic newsletter. To sign up, click HERE or visit Information about some of the ORS grant opportunities appear below. More detailed information is available on the ORS website.

Move It

Making Communities Active Program (Move It) supports programs and services that aim to get inactive or insufficiently active people participating in active recreation and sport programs. Applications are usually taken from mid May and close in approximately mid July. Applicants can apply for up to $50,000 per year. Funding for a project can be approved for up to 3 years. Click HERE for more information on the Move It program.

Active Club Program

The Active Club Program provides financial assistance to South Australian not for profit community-based active recreation and sporting organisations to develop and expand the services they provide, thereby increasing the community’s access to quality active recreation and sport activities and facilities. The program has three types of grants: Programs and Equipment; Facility; and Youth at Risk (YAR). The Active Club Program has two rounds per year with grants usually issued in May and October. Click HERE for more information on the Active Club Program.

Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program (CRSFP)

Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP) supports projects from community based organisations, local government, active recreation and sport organisations and schools to develop new or existing sustainable facilities to meet community needs. Requests for facility funding of between $20,000 and $500,000 will be considered and applicants must be able to verify that they can at least match the level of funding requested (this can include in-kind contributions such as voluntary labour and donated materials). Applications generally open in August and close in October. More information about CRSFP can be found by clicking HERE

Inclusive Recreation Inclusive Sport (IRIS)

Inclusive Recreation, Inclusive Sport Program (IRIS) supports projects that create and maintain opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in active recreation and sport programs. There are two types of IRIS grants – minor projects and major projects. Organisations can apply for up to $5000 for minor projects and between $5001 and $50000 for major projects. Applications generally open in January and close in March each year. For more information about IRIS, click HERE

Club One

Club One offers large grants (up to $5000) to not-for profit State sport and active recreation organisations who are members of Sport SA and also community clubs and organisations that are endorsed by the state body which is a member of Sport SA. This program supports programs or projects that benefit the entire sport or active recreation by increasing opportunities for participation. There are 2 rounds per year, with applications closing in June and December. Club One is administered by Sport SA. For more information and to apply visit the Sport SA website.


Betfair Cash for Clubs

Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a chance to apply for grants to maintain and improve the club. Clubs can apply for a Cash 4 Clubs Sports Grant by filling out our application form at the dedicated website Grants of up to $1000 are available, which are awarded on a discretionary basis. Any sports club registered with their sports National Governing Body or local authority can apply. Grants will be awarded three times per year.

Local Government

Many local councils offer grants of between $50 and $100 to support athletes who earn the right to represent their state or country. Visit your local council’s website or give them a call for more information. Alternatively, a list of local councils is available on the LGA website

GrantsLINK Directory

GrantsLINK also you to search for Government grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities. GrantsLINK provides links and contact details for funding programs so you can get more information directly from the funding agency.

The GrantsLINK directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you:

- develop solutions to local and national problems
- fund ideas and initiatives
- get assistance in times of hardship

To access the directory click HERE

When Athletics SA is notified of grant opportunities, they will be posted to Grants and Funding in the news section of the website.


The Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) offer some great information and tools for clubs, including the Star Club Resource. The Star Club resource allows clubs to assess the performance of their club against the STARCLUB criteria and get information and support to continue the development of the club, with the aim of providing the best environment possible for members and the wider community Click HERE to access STARCLUB and other useful ORS Resources for clubs.

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