September 30, 2022

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

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: [email protected]

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
E: [email protected]

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
E: [email protected]

The July 2022 round of Clubgrants Category 3

Infrastructure Grants will open on Monday, June 27th, 2022.

The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of community infrastructure.

In the category of Sport & Recreation, amounts between $50,000 and $300,000 will be available per project to use toward the cost of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure.

Flood-affected communities will be prioritised in funding decisions for the July 2022 round, in line with priorities for disaster-affected communities.

The Infrastructure Grants process is competitive. Each year the program receives more applications than can be supported and in some instances, partial funding may be offered.

To ensure your funding request has the best chance of success, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the program information, read the Infrastructure Grants FAQs page and review the sample application form before you apply. Links to those items are provided below.

Note that applications close at 11.59 pm (AEST) on Monday, July 18th, 2022.

A number of golf clubs were successful in the February round of grants, including:

  • Bermagui Country Club – $136,109 for the installation of two external lifts
  • Blackheath Golf & Community Club – $165,250 for the replacement of the clubhouse roof
  • Coolamon Sport & Recreation Club – $74,700 for the refurbishment of restroom facilities
For more information about the Infrastructure Grants program, please click on the links below:

*Clubs are encouraged to check the NSW Department of Sport link below for grants as they become available:

For further information or assistance, please contact:

Bernard Bratusa
Head of Government Relations
T: 9505 9105
E: [email protected]

Applications for the Community Building Partnership Program are now open.

The program awards grants for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

Funding requests between $5,000 and $150,000 will be considered for projects involving:

  • Capital works including the construction of new community infrastructure as well as refurbishment, repair and maintenance of existing community infrastructure. Note that capital works are improvements to the land or building or freestanding equipment that will be fixed or installed to the land or building.
  • The purchase of freestanding equipment with a minimum individual asset value of $5,000 or more
  • The purchase of vehicle(s) with a minimum individual asset value of $5,000 or more 

For further details on eligible projects, assessment criteria and how to apply, click on the links below.

Important dates to note are as follows:

  • Applications open on Monday, May 16th, 2022
  • Applications close on Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 5.00 pm  AEST sharp
  • All projects must be completed by March 31st, 2024.


Program Overview

Program Guidelines

For further information or assistance, please contact:

Bernard Bratusa
Head of Government Relations
T: 9505 9105
E: [email protected]

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

The NSW Government has announced a $55 million Sport Infrastructure Recovery Fund to assist sporting organisations impacted by the recent floods in February and March.

The Fund will complement the Government’s other flood recovery packages and will support the repair and reconstruction of flood-damaged sports facilities.

The Fund will open for applications in June 2022. 

Register your interest now at the link below to be notified when further information is available, including:

  • Opening dates
  • Eligibility information
  • Program guidelines
  • Information sessions

Register Your Interest HERE

The NSW Government has announced a $2 billion WestInvest Community Project Grant – a landmark infrastructure program funding new and improved facilities to secure the best quality of life for families and to make communities in West and South-West Sydney even better places to live.

The $2 billion WestInvest Community Project Grant is broken down into two parts:

  • Community Competitive Round: $1.6 billion allocated to community groups, non-government organisations, and local councils
  • Direct Council Allocation: Up to $400m allocated directly to 15 local councils – between $20 million and $35 million depending on population size.


The competitive round is open to eligible local community groups, not for profits, Local Aboriginal Land Councils and Local Councils.

Eligible organisations can now participate in the mandatory ROI process before 5.00 pm on April 21, 2022, to help inform their applications and determine their eligibility.

Please be aware that registration in this period is mandatory should you wish to have the opportunity to apply for a grant through the Community Competitive Round component of the WestInvest Infrastructure Program.

Applicants will be informed of the outcomes of the ROI process before grants open for eight weeks from 9.00 am on May 2, 2022, until 5.00 pm on June  27, 2022.

For the program guidelines, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click on the links below:

Program Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions


To further assist potential applicants, the WestInvest project team will hold two free online webinars. These webinars will provide further details about WestInvest and allow community organisations to ask questions about the program.

Live Webinar 1: WestInvest – How to register your interest
Date: April 11 2022
Time: 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Live Webinar 2: WestInvest – How to apply for funding
Date: May 9 2022
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30 pm

Recordings of both sessions will also be made available on the WestInvest website.


  • Thursday, March 31, 2022: Registration portal opens
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022: Registration portal closes (5.00 pm)
  • Monday, May 2, 2022: Grant application portal opens (9.00 am)
  • Monday, June 27, 2022: Grant application portal closes (5.00 pm)

For more information and to check your club’s eligibility, click on the link below:

WestInvest Website


NSW Golf Foundation:

A sub-committee of Golf NSW meets four times a year to review applications for funding from clubs and individuals who may be facing hardship or difficulties of some kind. For more information Click HERE

NSW Rural Assistance Authority:

Provides assistance to rural producers and small business in regional NSW through programs that encourage self-reliance and adaptation to change. Grants may be available for clean of flood damage Click HERE

NSW Sport & Recreation:

Various grants are available for increasing player participation, international sporting events, sport and athlete development, sport and recreation facility, sports development, etc.Click HERE

Australian Sports Commission:

Grants are available for national bodies and programs, as well as for individuals and clubs.Click HERE


Department of Industry Liquor & Gaming funds projects that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local community, general community development and support activities for sporting or cultural programs, and upgrades or construction of large-scale community infrastructure projects, e.g. sporting facilities, community halls, emergency relief facilities. Click HERE

Australian Government Grants:

Community grants are given to help various organizations that support their local community through volunteer work or by providing services, which can help improve the status and the lives of the people living within a specified area Click HERE

Local Government NSW Grants:

Local councils manage grant programs with various government agencies to bring much needed resources to local councils.  Click HERE 

Contact Info & Links

Stuart Fraser
T: 9505 9105
E: [email protected]

Bernard Bratusa
Head of Government Relations
T: 02 95059105
E: [email protected]

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