May 29, 2023

Local & State Gov Grant Assistance

Government grant assistance
Local & State Gov Grant Assistance

Grant Assistance

Golf NSW is equipped to help affiliated clubs with Local, State and Federal Government grant assistance.

Local communities, sporting organisations and councils have numerous opportunities throughout the year to apply for grants supporting various projects and infrastructures.

Applicants will be required to identify the type of projects they are seeking a grant for.  These can range from sport development, community sports events, sports access and facility development.  Conditions apply.

Please review the crtieria to see if you club fits the grants guidelines.  If you have any questions or need help with applying for these grants please contact: 

Upcoming Grants

Joint-funded disaster assistance is now available in an additional 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) following severe flooding across New South Wales which began on September 14th, 2022 and continues to impact significant parts of the State. The LGAs are:
  • Bega Valley
  • Junee
  • Muswellbrook
  • Nambucca Valley
  • Shoalhaven
  • Snowy Monaro
  • Snowy Valleys
  • Temora
  • Walcha
  • Yass Valley
  • Unincorporated Area of New South Wales
Assistance is being provided through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and includes concessional interest rate loans for small businesses and non-profit organisations. To apply for a concessional loan, click on the link below:

A $25 million investment from the NSW Government into the Female Friendly Community Sport Facilities and Lighting Upgrades Program will revive sporting facilities by providing new and redeveloping existing sport facility bathrooms and change rooms.

Funding will also support the provision of new and upgraded lighting that will enable more women and girls to train to compete in sports in a safe and inclusive environment.



  • The Program is for the capital cost of a 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 $50,000 and cannot exceed $500,000
  • All applications are required to provide a minimum 25% financial co-contribution of the grant amount requested (e.g., if an applicant’s grant amount requested is $200,000, they should demonstrate at least a $50,000 financial co-contribution, therefore the total project cost will be $250,000)



Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Construction of new or upgraded (including prefabricated modular facilities) unisex and universally designed change rooms for female participants, coaches, and officials
  • New and/or improved lockable shower and toilet cubicles
  • Provision of parent and child change spaces
  • Construction of new or upgraded lighting to sports fields, sports courts or playing areas (e.g., bowling greens) that support increased use time and area coverage and/or achieve environmentally and operationally sustainable outcomes
  • Construction of new or upgraded lighting around sport facilities that improve safety for women and girls (e.g., connectivity pathway lighting between fields and clubhouses



  • Applications open on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
  • Applications close on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 1.00 pm
  • Outcomes advised January 2023 onwards
  • Funding agreements executed for successful projects – within three months of notification of outcomes
  • Construction must commence by June 30th, 2023. Projects to be completed by June 30th, 2025


The Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Grant Program focuses on addressing social isolation and the challenges of building and maintaining quality social connections for older people. These grants aim to deliver a program to support local communities to establish ongoing connections between older people to promote inclusion and combat isolation and loneliness. The objectives of the program are to:

  • Reduce social isolation for older people aged 65 years and over, or 50 years and over for Aboriginal people
  • Support effective, self-sustaining projects that provide meaningful and lasting social connection opportunities for older people who are socially isolated or at risk of isolation
  • Support projects that help older people connect and actively engage with each other through small group activities (e.g. interest groups, social events or environmental activities) that bring them together in person throughout the year and enable them to develop quality relationships that can be maintained beyond these activities
  • Support projects and activities that seek to actively engage new people, particularly harder-to-reach socially isolated older people.
The Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Grants Program has three categories that organisations can apply for:
  • Category 1: $30,000 grants for known or existing projects.
  • Category 2: $50,000 grants for projects or partnerships run by local council.
  • Category 3: $20,000 grants for new or innovative projects

Grant Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications fare now open and will close at 11.59pm  AEST on Monday, September 19th, 2022. Bernard Bratusa Head of Government Relations T: 9505 9105 E:

The NSW Government is investing $20 million to assist eligible regional NSW destinations by co-funding the purchase and installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers.

An investment in EV charging by your club will:

  • Attract new visitors to your club
  • Enhance the experience of your visitors
  • Increase the average length of time visitors spend at your club
  • Enable you to promote your location and EV charging facilities through online charging maps,  future EV tourist drives, and word of mouth

With EV owners planning trips around charging station locations, an EV charger on your site makes your club a welcoming place to stop and stay for longer.


The grants will fund the following for up to four EV chargers per site:

  • 75% towards the cost of an eligible 7kW and/or 22kW electric vehicle charger(s)
  • 75% towards the cost of installation (capped at $1,000 per charger)  
  • 50% towards a 2-year EV charger software subscription from the EV charger software list

To be eligible, you must be:

  • Located in an eligible regional NSW local government area (LGA) – see page 23 of the Guidelines below
  • An approved destination type as listed on page 25 of the Guidelines
  • Have no more than one existing EV charger installed. 

Click on the link below for the Guidelines, which provide specific details on types of EVs and EV chargers, funding, eligibility, the application process and terms and conditions:

Funding Guidelines

Grant Guidelines

For a series of How-to-Guides to assist with planning for your application and information on the installation and operation of EV chargers, go to the link below:

How to Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications for the first round of grants will close at 5.00 pm AEST on Friday, September 23rd, 2022.

Bernard Bratusa
Head of Government Relations
T: 9505 9105

Small businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations affected by the June-July severe flooding and storms can now apply for up to $50,000 in support through Service NSW.

To be eligible, you must be a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in a defined disaster area.

The grant is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments, and covered costs could include, but are not limited to:

  • Payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
  • Equipment and materials required for cleaning up
  • Equipment and materials essential for immediately resuming operations
  • Payment for a cleaner if the service would not have been needed, or exceeds ordinary cleaning costs, in the absence of the disaster
  • The removal and disposal of debris, damaged materials or damaged stock
  • Repairing premises and internal fittings
  • Leasing temporary premises within the defined disaster area, replacing or repairing motor vehicles, or replacing lost or damaged stock if it’s essential for resuming operations

For further details on eligibility, available funding, required documentation and how to apply, visit the links below:

Small Business Flood Grant

Grant Guidelines


For further information or assistance, please contact:

Bernard Bratusa
Head of Government Relations
T: 9505 9105

Disaster relief is now available for sports and recreation clubs in areas affected by the severe weather and flooding since June 27th, 2022.

The following areas have been included in the current Disaster Declaration and are eligible for special assistance measures:

  • Bayside
  • Blacktown
  • Blue Mountains
  • Camden
  • Canterbury Bankstown
  • Campbelltown
  • Central Coast
  • Cessnock
  • Cumberland
  • Dungog
  • Fairfield
  • Georges River
  • Hawkesbury
  • Hornsby
  • Kiama
  • Lake Macquarie
  • Lithgow
  • Liverpool
  • Maitland
  • Mid Coast
  • Nambucca
  • Newcastle
  • Northern Beaches
  • Penrith
  • Port Stephens
  • Randwick
  • Shellharbour
  • Shoalhaven
  • Singleton
  • Sutherland
  • The Hills
  • Upper Lachlan
  • Warren
  • Wingecarribee
  • Wollondilly
  • Wollongong

The assistance available for sporting clubs includes:

  • Concessional loans up to $10,000
  • Grants of $2,000

These grants or loans are available to contribute to clean-up, removal of debris and/or restoring essential facilities, equipment or other assets that the floods have destroyed.


  • Sport and recreation clubs and associations who have incurred costs as a result of the disaster, which are not recoverable through insurance, and who do not have the financial capacity to pay the costs from their own funds or reserves
  • Assistance is not provided to clubs that have sizeable commercial operations or gaming areas – such clubs may include golf clubs

For more information, visit the links below:

National Recovery and Resilience Agency

Disaster Relief For Sport & Recreation Clubs


For further information or assistance, please contact:

Bernard Bratusa
Head of Government Relations
T: 9505 9105

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

In Round One, 38 clubs, associations, sporting organisations and councils across NSW.were awarded almost $100 million for major upgrades.

Applications for Round Two are open now, with grants of $1 – $5 million available.

The key objectives for 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 sports facilities
  • Support the equitable provision of, and access to multi-sport facilities to grow sports participation for women and girls
  • Provide inclusive and accessible multi-sport facilities that support sports participation for people with disability, First Nations peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Applications for Round 2 will close on September 2nd, 2022.

To register your interest and receive more information as it becomes available, including program guidelines and information sessions, click on the link below:


Bernard Bratusa
Head of Government Relations
T: 9505 9105

Flood impacted medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations in the following Local Government Areas can now apply for up to $200,000 under the Northern Rivers Medium Size Business Grant:

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Clarence Valley
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tweed

The grant may be used to pay for cleaning up business premises, disposing of soiled goods, building repairs, leasing temporary premises and purchasing and hiring equipment.

Check your club’s eligibility using the NSW Government Eligibility Checker below:

Eligibility Checker

For more information on the Medium Business Flood Grant, and to apply online, visit the link below:

Medium Business Northern Flood Grant

To view the full media release from the Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience, click on the link below:

Media Release

Flood Recovery Resources

General Resources

Contact Info:

Stuart Fraser
T: 9505 9105

Bernard Bratusa
Head of Government Relations
T: 02 95059105