Local Sport Grant Program (2020/21)


NSW Office of Sport
The Local Sport Grant Program (LSGP) aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport in NSW by providing $50,000 of funding in each of the state electorates to work towards the goals of;

  • Participation: Everyone in NSW participating in Sport and active recreation throughout their life
  • Places and Spaces: Everyone in NSW having access to places and spaces for sport and active recreation
  • Sector Sustainability: The sector continues to grow sport and active recreation across NSW.

Last round, three sports clubs from Junee (Junee Golf Club, Junee Junior Netball Association, and Junee Rugby League Football Club) received a total of $16,297 in funding; while in 2018/19 the Junee and District Piny Club received $5,000 funding. Have a look at all the past recipients for ideas of projects that could be funded this round.

What can be funded?

Sport Development — up to $2,000. Projects may include:

  • Training programs that will lead to volunteer coaches, officials and club administrators gaining required education and accreditation e.g. a club could apply for funds to allow it to run a coach accreditation course.
  • Facilitation of programs that will increase the skill level of players/participants
  • Projects that improve a club’s community presence, ability to communicate with members or undertake administrative functions e.g. a club could develop or upgrade their website or, purchase accounting software to assist it manage its finances.


Sport Event — up to $5,000. Projects may include:

  • Events that promote participation in sport and active recreation and provide a focal point for community building and engagement e.g. a club could host a specific event/tournament. An event must be conducted on a specified day or consecutive days at a specified location.
  • Events that primarily involve sporting competition or mass participation in an organised sport e.g. an exhibition sporting match, hosting a gala day, regional or state championships.
  • Regional clubs host a sporting event that attracts tourists and visitors to the region

NOTE: An Event does not include regular ongoing weekly/monthly sporting competition/activities, the Event Date must be included in the application. Events must be held within 12 months of receiving funding.

Events are not to be scheduled prior to 1 January 2021 and will be required to comply with the Public Health Orders and COVID-19 Safety Plan requirements at time of hosting.

Consideration should be given to travel restrictions and scheduling when preparing for the event.


Sport Access — up to $5,000. Projects may include:

  • Costs associated with overcoming a barrier to participation in sport e.g. training and playing sport equipment
  • Subsidised travel costs to assist junior teams (aged under 18 years of age) access to first class coaching, or travel from rural/remote areas to participate in competition
  • Travel interstate will only be considered for clubs close to state borders where access to competition is not available within a reasonable distance in NSW. e.g. hire of a bus for weekly competition at away ground games.
  • Sport access projects must comply with public health advice at the time of the activity


Sport Facility — up to $15,000. Projects must be at sporting clubs and facilities used by sports clubs that:

  • Enhance existing facilities e.g. installation of watering systems, safety netting, lighting, upgrade of surfaces and installed electronic scoreboards.
  • Provide ancillary facilities at established facilities e.g. fixed sun protection shelters, change rooms, shower and toilet blocks.
  • Are for construction of new facilities and infrastructure.
  • Have received development approval (DA) from the relevant Council or can demonstrate that such approval is not required and have evidence of landowners’ consent. This documentation is required before your club submits an application.

This project type does not include capital equipment and/or portable equipment (this is captured in the ‘Sport Access’ project type.

An organisation may apply for more than one project but must register separate projects for different project types.

Refer to Appendix A in the Program Guidelines for project type examples and to Appendix B for Eligible Sports.

The minimum requested amount available is $500 for all project types.

Organisations must contribute to the project, the higher the contribution the more favourably it will be looked upon. This can be a financial contribution or through use of voluntary labour (refer to the program guidelines for clarification on voluntary labour), donated materials and/or equipment or other resources directly related to the project. Supplier discounts should not be included in the budget as an applicant contribution.

Apply for Local Sport Grant Program

Applications close October 7, 2020. Outcomes are expected to be announced in January 2021.

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