Application Guidelines

Sport4Everyone is a grants program of the Australian Sports Foundation, funding projects and activities that increase participation in grassroots and community sport through small grants. Funds for our 2019 program were raised through the Prime Ministers’ Sporting Oration (PMSO) held in November 2018. We thank our generous sponsors, partners and donors who contributed to the success of the inaugural event. Sport4Everyone provides grants of up to $10,000 for projects and activities that will positively impact one or more of the four focus areas outlined below. The grants are to help individuals and communities increase sporting participation regardless of background or ability.

IMPORTANT: To apply for a grant in this round, Applicants must be registered with the Australian Sports Foundation’s Fundraising4Sport program. Applications can take up to two business days to be approved and a member number to be created. Please ensure you have submitted your Fundraising4Sport application prior to 18th of April or you may not be eligible to apply for the Sport4Everyone grant. 


Applications open 12pm AEDT, Thursday 28 March 2019

Applications close 12pm AEST, Wednesday 24 April 2019

Assessment starts Friday 29 April 2019

Outcome notified by email by May 2019


Our Focus Areas:

• Increasing the number of Women & girls in sport

• Physical activity – getting more kids, more active

• Improving Leadership & decision making through sport

• Diversity & Inclusion – increasing participation among minority groups*


We want to fund projects that:

• Provide positive and inclusive sporting experiences

• Increase inclusive sporting environments

• Allow greater opportunity for long term sport participation and connections

• Increase the number of participants (including players, volunteers or family members involved in sport activity)

• Create greater awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion in sport

Minority groups may include, but are not limited to:

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

• Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people

• Elderly people • Economically Disadvantaged people

• LGBTIQ+ community

• People with disabilities

• People living remotely (Check here to see if your community is classified as remote)


The following not-for-profit entities are eligible to apply:

• Australian grassroots organisations

• Public schools

The following are not eligible for funding:

• Organisations that are not members of the Sports Foundation’s Fundraising4Sport program

• For profit organisations

• Private schools

• Clubs or organisations with a revenue of more than $500,000 in the last two financial years combined (excluding one-off grants such as government or federal funding)

• Clubs or organisations without an ABN number

• Groups whose use for funding is primarily religious

• Gambling or alcohol (including bar or gaming machine areas)

• Recipients of cash grants from 2017 & 2018 Australian Sports Foundation grant programs


Examples of the types of projects that are eligible for funding (please note this list is not exhaustive, we’re open to lots of creative options!)

• Events to increase interest and engagement in physical activity or sport among focus groups

• Funds to cover registration and playing costs enabling more people to participate

• Specific competitions focused on eligible groups under the inclusive and diverse category

• Clinics and training programs that teach leadership or promote physical & healthy lifestyles

• Buses and transport to enable rural, remote or non-driving groups to participate and become more physically active

• Accessible facilities and equipment (wheelchairs, modified equipment, accessibility ramps)

• Babysitters, carers or translators to allow all members of the community including parents, people who require a carer or non-English speakers to participate

• Community events to encourage family involvement

IMPORTANT: To be considered for a grant your project or activity must take place within 12 months of the funds being granted.

Application and Assessment process

Completing your application

Key things to note for a successful application:

• The applying organisation must be a member of the Sports Foundation’s Fundraising4Sport program by joining at

• Applicants must enter their unique member number in their application form. This number can be found by logging in to your member portal under the accounts section.

• The word limit for written responses is 150 words per question

• Applications must be submitted online

• Submitted applications cannot be amended or changed. Please double and triple check your application before you submit

• We are unable to provide applicants with a copy of their answer, to keep a record please copy and paste your own answers.

Assessing your application

Successful, and unsuccessful applicants will be notified via email. Applications will be assessed by our grants team and approved by the Sports Foundation using the below criteria as a guide for selecting successful applications.

• Does the project align with the program objectives?

• Evidence of need (Why does this project need to be done?)

• Realistic work plan (What are the planned activities or events?)

• Realistic budget (Set and break down a detailed budget for the granted funds)

• Sustainability (Is the project going to have enough interest and resources to continue after the grant?)

• Whether your project will require additional funding after our grant


Given the grant popularity and high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on applications.

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