Australian Sports Foundation

The fundraising platform for sports clubs and athletes

Save time and effort fundraising by making it easier for your supporters to give.

The ONLY way to make tax-deductible donations to Australian sport.



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Sport in Australia is underfunded.

Sports clubs and athletes are under significant financial pressure.

Clubs are struggling with less volunteers and more administration.

Participation and running costs are increasing - while traditional sources of revenue are decreasing.

The ASF helps you achieve fundraising success with less time and effort.

Showcase your story.

Our fundraising platform helps you get your campaign live and online in minutes. We take all the effort out of getting a campaign up and running, so you can focus on promoting your cause.

Collect donations 24/7.

Our mobile optimised donate form can take donations anywhere - anytime. It’s designed to help your donors every step of the way, so they get a positive giving experience every time.

Engage with your donors.

Our platform reduces the administration of running a fundraiser and tracks all your donations, so you can focus on what matters - thanking your donors.

Tax-Deductible Donations.

We are the only sport fundraising platform where donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. This means your donations can have a greater impact, while we take care of the receipts.

Personalised Support.

We have a dedicated support team here to help you reach your fundraising goals. They have decades of combined sports fundraising experience so you can save time through our best practice advice.

What can I raise funds for?

Anything that contributes to the development of sport in Australia

As a Club or Organisation

For a community club, this could include:

  • Facilities (capital works, maintenance, and hire/lease)
  • Equipment (purchase and maintenance/repairs)
  • Coaching (payment of staff or contractors)
  • Travel (training camps, competition etc)
  • Hardship funds (paying rego fees and other costs for players experiencing financial hardship)
  • Medical costs, player welfare programs
  • General operational costs (i.e. to “keep the lights on”)
  • ‘Future Fund’ (i.e. to ensure the sustainability of the club into the future)

As an Individual

For an athlete, this could include:

  • Equipment and uniform (purchase and maintenance/repairs)
  • Coaching (payment of staff or contractors)
  • Travel (training camps, competition etc)
  • Medical costs, physio & conditioning

These lists are not exhaustive and the ASF doesn’t tell you what you can and can’t use funds raised for, rather, we focus on impact and outcomes and ensuring what you told your donors you were raising funds for, is what you actually did.

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About the Australian Sports Foundation

The ASF is Australia’s national non-profit sports fundraising organisation, and the only organisation in Australia to which donations for sport are tax-deductible.

The ASF focuses on supporting a thriving Australian sporting sector, where everyone has access to the health and social benefits of sport, regardless of their gender, background, location, ability or culture.

The ASF has been helping athletes, clubs and organisations fundraise for 37 years. Distributing nearly $700M through its online fundraising platform and community sport grant rounds in that time.

Australia has a reputation as a sporting nation, but the truth is that grassroots sport is severely underfunded. Our mission is to help Australian's clubs and athletes turn around this funding shortfall and break down the barriers to participation.

Because Sport Matters

Sports impact on the Australian way of life is underestimated. It's at the very heart of every community impacting our culture, society and economy. Sport has the ability to improve health and wellbeing of all that participate regardless of age, ability, background or gender.

Benefits of Sport

Changing Sports Philanthropy

Sports plays an essential role in the physical and mental health of many Australians. It’s vital in supporting healthy, diverse and cohesive communities. Which is why we advocate on behave of community sports for an increase in funding through philanthropic giving.

What We Do

Making Sport Accessible to All

As Australia's leading non-profit sport fundraising and charity body we address issues that block participation in sports. We administer a Charitable Fund, registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. The fund supports causes that use sport as a medium to achieve social change.

Goals and Focus Areas

Sports Grants

Money raised by the Australian Sports Foundation will be granted to fund programs designed to increase healthy activity levels and grow participation in sport. We focus on breaking down barriers to make sport accessible to all.


Fundraising Resources

We have helped secure nearly $700M for grassroots organisations, schools, professional clubs & individual athletes. Find out how you can fund your future sucess.

    • Case Study

      Geelong United Basketball

      The experts at the ASF provided us with the platform, ideas and support to help us raise over $50,000.

      • Report

        Giving For Sport Report FY23

        Download the report to find out how you can unlock the power of philanthropy across all levels of sport.

        • Webinar

          Sports Fundraising 101

          Watch our latest webinar to learn how to get started with tax-deductible fundraising

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            Explore all our fundraising resources, including blogs, guides, webinars, case studies and our latest reports.