Giving4GrassrootsTM

Our national small grants program that funds initiatives and programs aimed at increasing participation in grassroots and community sport throughout Australia.

G4G™ Increases participation in grassroots and community sport

G4G™ program grants up to $10,000 to community-based organisations and clubs, assisting them to fund activities and programs focused on increasing participation of local community members in sport. There are so many benefits of community-based sports participation such as social inclusion, healthier lifestyles and the development of teamwork and leadership skills, and G4G™ is all about ensuring our communities can maximise the benefits of sport.

Previous grant rounds include:

April 2016- Balls4All. In partnership with Spartan Sports, we gave away $1 million worth of product and equipment! This Giving4GrassrootsTM  grant round, Balls4All,  was the biggest donation of free sporting goods to clubs, schools and organisations in Australian history, with almost 50,000 items available to clubs. “The ball is central to the playing of just about every sport, particularly team sports. It takes one ball to start a game and a strong partnership like this is a great way to create real change and have real impact in our communities,” Michael Clarke, Spartan Ambassador, said.

November 2016 – Active Adults. Active Adults is all about increasing the amount of adults aged 18 and over who play sport! Statistics show that sport registration numbers drop significantly once Australians turn 18. This grant round was to help grow adult participation in social/community-level sports that focus on teamwork, social inclusion, and friendship. This can be for traditional organised sports or modified social sports that suit a busy adult lifestyle.

May 2016 – Equipment. Our last grant round saw a focus on increasing participation through the use of equipment. 23 successful recipients received funds and equipment from our Equipment Partner, Spartan. Grants ranged from the correct size balls for juniors to purchasing a trailer for equipment transportation.

2015 – Junior Participation. The 2015 grant round focussed on increasing participation in sport for youths aged 16 years and under.  Over 800 applications were submitted for the grant round, with over $5 million in grants requested. We received $155,000 from generous donors, which allowed 24 clubs and organisations to receive grants, benefiting over 7,500 children from all over Australia.

2014 – Innovation. In 2014 we provided financial support to innovative grassroots projects focused on increasing youth participation in sport. We awarded grants to over 30 organisations throughout Australia. The projects funded saw 14,000 Australians in various communities benefit from the grants.

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