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We are committed to supporting our local clubs. 

Club Spot

Club Spot is a free online training and resource hub created by Sport Community, available to all Blacktown local sports clubs. It aims to support local clubs to strengthen and grow.

Club Spot membership provides access to a huge library of support resources to help our sports clubs and volunteers succeed and thrive.

What is in Club Spot?

Resources include checklists, templates, videos, podcasts, articles.

Topics important to club volunteers:

  • finding grant funding opportunities

  • writing and winning grant applications

  • attracting ponsors

  • running Events

  • using social media at your club.

Club Spot


Sport Club Grant Funding Programs

Please follow the links to the current grant funding programs available to local sporting clubs.

If your sport clubs is interested in submitting a grant application that requires the support of please complete the Grant Funding Request Form(PDF, 121KB) and email to

Current grant programs

Jetstar Flying Start

Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, across Australia, to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

Entries are ongoing.

Jetstar Flying 

Local Sporting Champions

Local Sporting Champions provide financial assistance of $500 to young sportsmen and women aged 12-18, that can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championship, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships. 

Local Sporting Champions

Hyundai Goals for Grassroots

Hyundai Goals for Grassroots program is linked with Australia’s national football competition – Hyundai A-League. Junior football clubs can apply via the online registration form.

The selected junior club is issued with an array of match day benefits including match tickets and receive a guaranteed $1,000 grant plus an additional $1,000 for every goal that the home team scores (up to maximum of $10,000 per game).

The promotion starts on 19 July, 2018 and closes at midnight 14 April, 2019 

Hyundai Goals for Grassroots

Upcoming Grant Programs

Grant Program  Fund details Guide for 2019 applications

Giving for Grassroots (G4G)

Dedicated to initiatives that help increase participation in grassroots and community sport across Australia.


Community Building Partnership Program

The program awards grants for community infrastructure projects that:

• Deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes.

• Promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion.


NSW ICC World T20 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund

The Fund will provide assistance to community cricket clubs, associations and local councils. The Fund aims to improve cricket facilities and supporting infrastructure, increase participation opportunities, improve female player pathways and enable hosting of elite cricket content in Regional NSW.



Holden Home Ground Advantage

Home Ground Advantage grant applications will be considered for the below:

• Tangible projects – including upgrading, constructing or improving facilities, upgrading or purchasing equipment, and buying uniforms and other assets.

• Developing exceptional talent – including special coaching or funding for trips to compete or gain experience.


Greater Sydney Sport Facility Fund

To ensure funding is allocated to those sporting facilities that deliver the best outcomes for the communities they support.

• Increase the number and type of sport facilities.

• Improve the standard of existing sport facilities.

• Increase participation in sport.


Local Sport Grant Program

To increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation, address barriers to participation and assist sport clubs provide quality service to their members, with four project types;

• Sport development

• Community sports events

• Sport access

• Facility development.


ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund - Infrastructure Grants (Round 1)

To support the building, renovation and fit out of infrastructure to communities across NSW. 

Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts and cultural and emergency preparedness projects.


Stronger communities Programme

The Stronger Communities Programme (the program) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia.


COMPACT Grants (Community. Partnership. Action.)

This grant supports partnerships and collaboration between community, non government, youth sports, arts/media, educational organisations and the private sector by providing grant funding for innovative, evidence-based community projects.

Volunteers and humanitarians: includes methods to engage young people in volunteering, civic activities, charity and local and/or international humanitarian work with a clear benefit to local communities.

Sports for social cohesion: includes methods to engage young people, break down barriers, reinforce positive messages, and create support networks, mentoring opportunities and positive role models.


ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund - Infrastructure Grants (Round 2)

To support the building, renovation and fit out of infrastructure to communities across NSW. 

Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts and cultural and emergency preparedness projects.


Volunteer Grants

To support the efforts of volunteers - can be used towards the cost of essential items that help make the work of volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening.


ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund - Infrastructure Grants (Round 3)

To support the building, renovation and fit out of infrastructure to communities across NSW. 

Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts and cultural and emergency preparedness projects