Funding and Grants

The Play Our Way Program is now open and closes 2pm on Monday 29 April.
There are two streams: ‘Facilities’ and ‘Participation and Equipment’. Please note: the process of applying to each is different. 
Stage 1- Expression of Interest (EOI)
Stream 1: Facilities
- You complete and submit an EOI. 
- EOI’s are assessed.
- Outcomes of EOI’s are notified.
Stage 2 – Grant Application
Stream 2: Participation and Equipment, and Successful EOI’s from Stream 1
- You complete and submit a grant application.
- Applications are assessed.
- Grant recommendations are put forward for approval.
- Outcomes of applications are notified.
Funding available for each stream in 2024/25:
- Facilities: Total funding pool is $60 million with grants between $50,000 - $1.5 million*
- Participation and equipment: Total funding pool is $30 million with grants between $50,000 - $1 million
* For Facility projects in small rural towns, remote communities or very remote communities as defined by the Modified Monash Model (MMM 5-78), the maximum will be $2,000,000 to reflect increased costs in rural and remote areas.

The next round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is now open and closes Tuesday 30 April.
For this round, grants of up to $100,000 are available.
The assessment committee prioritises GCBF funding applications in this order, where 1 has the highest priority.
- Items/facilities directly affected, damaged or destroyed by a declared natural disaster in the last 2 years.
- Equipment or facility improvements.
- Buses, cars, caravans, boats, tractors, trailers, large mowers, motorbikes and similar items.
- Community events, training, workshops, festivals, publications and website development.
- Organisations that have received more than $15,000 from the GCBF within the last 2 years.

Round 9 has been extended for parents/carers/guardians who have received a voucher to continue to give their voucher to an activity provider up until the 29 May 2024. Activity Providers will then have until the 12 June 2024 to redeem.

In addition, Round 10 FairPlay opens on 24 January 2024.  Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to the team: 

Round 4 of the 2023-2024 Local Sporting Champions grant is open and closes 30 April 2024.

Eligible competitions are those held between 1 January 2024 and 31 August 2024. Eligible applicants attending a state championship must be living more than 125km from the championship’s venue and travelling greater than 250km return to participate in the nominated championships.

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