Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program

Up to $80,000 is available for organisations to purchase equipment and facilities upgrade to encourage Tasmanians’ participation in sport and recreation.

Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program

Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program

The Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program offers financial assistance towards major equipment purchases and/or the development/improvement of facilities or playing surfaces that directly benefit sport and recreation clubs and improve opportunities for Tasmanians to participate in sport and active recreation. Funding for this program is allocated from the Community Support Levy.



In 2016-17, it is anticipated that approximately $865 000 will be distributed under the Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program. Funding limits for each application are detailed below:

  • Minimum funding amount: $15 000
  • Maximum funding amount: $80 000


Eligible Projects

The Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program will support projects that are essential for, and directly related to, the provision of new or improved sport and/or active recreation participation opportunities.

Eligible projects are:

  • the purchase of equipment; and/or
  • the development/improvement of facilities or playing surfaces

that are directly related to participation.


Eligible Applicants

Relevant legislation requires that funding under this program is provided to a sport or recreation club, or a provider of a project that directly benefits sport or recreation club/s in Tasmania.

In addition, applicants must be:

  • incorporated, not-for-profit organisations;
  • local government authorities (councils); or
  • not-for-profit companies registered under company law



Applications close 2 November 2017.


More Information

  • Source
  • 2017-18 Program Guidelines


2016-17 Recipients

A total of $863,466 was allocated from the 2016-17 Major Grants Program. Details of the successful applicants and their projects are provided below.

Bellerive Yacht Club IncTo purchase a dedicated sail training vessel
to support the Bellerive Yacht Club Sail
Training Program
Burnie Netball Association IncTo purchase and install 12 shelters for
players and officials
Central Coast CouncilTo install lights and lighting towers at the
Ulverstone Showgrounds
Clarence City CouncilTo install sports field lighting at Lindisfarne
No. 1 Oval to comply with Australian
80 000
Cremorne Bowls Club IncTo replace the synthetic green at the
Cremorne Bowls and Community Club
Derwent City Bowls Club IncTo resurface cement walkway, build a new
disability access ramp, remove existing fence
and construct a new security fence around
the new ramp
Glenorchy City CouncilTo reinstall and upgrade the lighting system
at the North Chigwell sports ground
80 000
Glenorchy City CouncilTo supply and install lighting to soccer fields
at south-eastern end of the Prince of Wales
Bay Recreation Ground
80 000
Glenorchy City Tennis Club IncTo resurface courts five and six with
synthetic grass
Hobart Police and Community Youth
Club Inc
To upgrade bathroom amenities, purchase
new gym equipment and install software for
24 hour access
Kingborough Gymnastics Committee
To purchase an industry standard Janssen
and Fritzen sprung floor
Meander Valley CouncilTo design and construct playing surface
improvement to the AFL Ground at
Prospect Vale Park including irrigation,
drainage and resurfacing
80 000
Mersey Clay Target Club IncTo upgrade the access road to the shooting
North Western Axemans Association
To purchase an automated diesel powered
block trimmer
Sandy Bay Rowing Club IncTo upgrade the toilet and shower amenities
at the Sandy Bay Rowing Club
St Helens Golf Club IncTo construct a pre-fabricated Colorbond
clad shed to provide secure storage of
electric golf carts and buggies
Tamar Rowing Club IncTo construct an upstairs, flood proof
amenities area for training, seminars and
social interaction
The Riverside Tennis Club
To replace the sand-filled artificial grass
surfaces on courts three and four, replace
eight existing lights, and install new circuit
breakers for flood lights

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