Applying for ClubGRANTS funding is quick and easy. Many organisations that do so have limited resources and cannot afford to spend time and money on unnecessary red-tape and bureaucracy. ClubGRANTS Online recognises this - all funding is processed locally and community groups can contact their local clubs easily and at any time for information and advice. ClubGRANTS Online is also flexible, allowing clubs to provide support quickly, efficiently, and often as soon as a need emerges.

Application steps

  1. Review the eligibility criteria.

  2. Identify which funding category your project falls under.

  3. Use the Find Your Local Grant Round search to find out application requirements from clubs in your local area –note some clubs have a specific process, it’s important to follow this to determine if you can use ClubGRANTS Online to apply for funding.

  4. If ClubGRANTS Online applications are accepted in your local area create an account and submit your ClubGRANTS application.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must able to provide the following project and/or services:

  • community welfare or social services,

  • community development,

  • community health services or employment assistance activities.

You are also eligible if you or your organisation is involved in community or professional sport.

Check the application steps to determine if you can apply via ClubGRANTS Online.

Funding categories

Category 1

You are considered eligible for Category 1 funding if your project falls under specific community welfare and social services, community development, health services and employment assistance activities, and other projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.

View examples of community projects.

NB These are broad categories – you may still be eligible for Category 1 even if your project or initiative is not in this list. Alternatively, funding may still be sought under Categories 2 or 3.

How to apply

Category 1 funding applications are accepted either online or in some instances require submission of a paper based application.

Application deadlines apply.

Follow the applications steps above to determine how to submit your application.

Category 2

Funding for general community development and support activities, such as junior sport/grassroots sport or veteran welfare activities.

How to apply

Unlike Category 1 funding, Category 2 is available all-year-round. Follow the applications steps above to determine how to submit your application.

Category 3

Funding is available to support projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

How to apply

Visit the NSW Government ClubGRANTS Category 3 grants page to view the most recently eligility criteria and how to apply for funding.

Find Your Local Grant Round


  • Search grant rounds in your local area by suburb or club name.
  • There is no standard state-wide opening/closing dates for ClubGRANTS funding.
  • If the grant round you are searching for does not appear, it is not currently available online - please contact your local club/council directly for more information.