Club Resources

Club and Facility Grants

Facilities and club grants are provided by local, state and federal governments, and by some private or community based organisations. These grants are an important contributor to sport and facility development in Australia

Tips for applying for grants

Grant funding is generally for specific projects. Be clear about what type of project you want to undertake. Then find an appropriate grant to apply for. To help you successfully apply for a grant, follow these steps:

  • Guidelines– carefully read all the guidelines before you start to fill out the application. Make sure your project fits the guidelines. Many grant programs also issue a list of Frequently Asked Questions – read through these as there may be useful tips
  • Application – if the grant program uses an online system, register your organisation and project early in the period the grant is open. This will allow grant administrators to communicate with you in relation to the program, if necessary
  • Understand requirements – align the information in your application with the grant program objectives. Understand how the application will be assessed
  • Canvass support – where it is recommended to do so, identify project partners and get letters of support
  • Deadlines – be aware of and adhere to the application deadline. Double check your application – have you answered all questions and attached/uploaded all relevant supporting material?
  • Confirmation – get confirmation from the funding agency that your submission has been received. Most online systems will send you a notification email when your application is submitted. Keep a copy of this.
  • Successful applicants – if you are successful, read the grant terms and conditions, seek authority to accept the funding and complete any funding agreement in a timely manner.  Follow other instructions regarding claiming the grant. Make sure you are aware of the terms of the grant and if problems arise with the project, open discussions with the funding provider before critical dates pass. Acknowledge the funding agency on signage or promotional material

Shooting Australia can provide a letter of support to clubs and state associations for grant applications provided the following criteria and process is followed:

  • The funding submission is supported by the relevant National and State Associations and documentation to support this is provided to Shooting Australia
  • An overview of the proposed project is provided and Shooting Australia support the projects purpose, objectives and contribution to a better shooting community
  • The request for the Letter of Support is received at least seven days prior to the submission deadline
  • Any request for Letters of Support should be sent to [email protected] with required documentation attached

Links to the different Federal and State Government Funding Agencies is provided at the link below.


There are countless opportunities for clubs to access free resources, support guides and training through government websites and not-for-profit organisations. These resources are dedicated to ensuring sport delivers the best experience possible for members, officials and volunteers.

Sport Australia Play by the Rules
Sport Australia Club Health Check Community Club Toolkit
Good Sports Club Help
Australian Capital Territory New South Wales
Northern Territory Queensland
South Australia Tasmania
Victoria Western Australia

State Legislation

Firearms legislation varies from state-to-state. The links below provide information to assist clubs and members in all Australian States and Territories.

Australian Capital Territory New South Wales
Northern Territory Queensland
South Australia Tasmania
Victoria Western Australia


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