Back to top


Community Sport Infrastructure Resource Library for funding

About the resource library

This Community Sport Infrastructure Resource Library has been provided as a guide to assist in the planning, design and construction of innovative, sustainable and fit for purpose community sporting infrastructure.

What if there is something missing?

Contact the Facilities Strategy and Planning.

The relevant officer will be in touch with you shortly regarding your inquiry. 

Privacy policy

Providing fit-for-purpose infrastructure at the right time relies on the timely allocation of funds and is key to the continued implementation fit for purpose facilities and support for the growth of sport participation across NSW

Infrastructure funding can come from a variety of sources:

  • Development Contributions
  • Grants
  • Budget Allocation
  • User fees and charges
  • Public private partnerships.


All potential grant applicants are encouraged to regularly review the frequently asked questions to ensure that their application addresses the relevant requirements.

Also, check out five steps to writing a grant application.

Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund

Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund

NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund

The Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund will ensure that NSW has a network of spaces and places that enable quality sport and active recreation participation and performance at all levels.

Find out more 

Established by the NSW Government to create spaces and places that enable communities to participate in sport at all levels. The main objective of the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund is to ensure funding is allocated to those sporting facilities that deliver the best outcomes for the communities they support.

Find our more

The Fund aims to improve football facilities (including FUTSAL) for a variety of benefits including increasing participation, improving safety and security, assisting in building stronger communities through football and improving the overall football experience for all stakeholders.

Find out more

Local Sport Grant Program

Sport Development Grant

Surf Club Facility Program

The Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation. There are four project types within the program:

  1. Sport Development
  2. Community Sport Events
  3. Sport Access
  4. Facility Development.

Find out more

The Sport Development Grant Program (SDGP) is an application based grant program only available to NSW State sporting organisations (SSOs). This also includes State sporting organisations for people with disability (SSODs). Organisations eligible for this program must be a recognised sport who receives funding under The Office of Sport’s Sport Development Program (SDP).

Find out more

The aim of this program is to increase the availability, standard and quality of surf lifesaving clubs in NSW for the benefit of their members and the wider community. 

Find out more

Safe Shooting Program

Local Sport Defibrillator Program

NSW ICC World T20 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund

The primary focus for the funding is to enable clubs and ranges to connect with the new Firearms and Licensing Communications Online Network (FALCON) system being developed by the NSW Firearms Registry.

Find out more

The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides NSW sports clubs the opportunity to acquire an AED package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost.

Find out more

The NSW ICC World T20 Cricket Legacy Fund is an initiative established by the NSW Government to be administered in the lead up to the ICC World T20 2020 tournament.

The Fund aims to improve cricket facilities and supporting infrastructure, increase participation opportunities, improve female performance pathways and enable hosting of elite cricket content in Regional NSW.

Find out more

Other NSW Government agencies administer grant programs that support community sport and recreation facility and program development in NSW. These programs include:

Other funding sources

Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) 
The program will fund projects in regional Australia outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra. There are two streams of funding available under the program:

  1. Infrastructure Projects Stream
  2. Community Investments Scheme.