Investing in Territory Sports – Money Available for Sport Grants

The Territory Labor Government offers a number of sport or active recreation grant funding programs to eligible individuals, sporting and active recreation bodies.

Assistant Minister for Sport and Community Events, Tony Sievers is encouraging Territorians to apply.

The Grass Roots Development Grant program is available on application year round and provides quality sporting equipment, facility repairs and opportunity for Territorians.

The Grass Roots Development program provides up to $5,000 funding, providing opportunities to participate in sport and active recreation.

Alice Springs Running and Walking Club was successful in applying for a $5,000 grant to assist the club in purchasing an electronic timing system. The electronic timing system provides the club more flexibility to host events while also providing opportunities for the clubs volunteers to up-skill by using the industry standard timing system.

In Katherine, the Barbarians Rugby Union Football Club received $3,220 for a portable shade gazebo, providing an important shade structure for players and team members. The club branded gazebo provides visibility and awareness of the club at games and events.

The Quick Response Grant program is particularly relevant to sporting and active recreation organisations, with funding of up to $10,000 available for emergency situations to replace equipment destroyed due to things like fire, flood, storm and theft or for activities that have arisen that could not have been planned for.

The Quick Response program also provides funding to organisations or individuals to attend sporting events to represent Australia, participate in disability or specials needs events, and support recognised professional development.

In June, a $10,000 Quick Response Grant funded travel for 14 AFL players to Tasmania for the 2018 AFL National Inclusion Carnival. The AFL National Inclusion Carnival brings together footballers from across the country with an intellectual disability, providing them the opportunity to represent their state or territory in the sport they love, while showcasing the talent of intellectually disabled players to the community.

To learn more about sport or active recreation grants, visit

As stated by Assistant Minister for Sport and Community Events, Tony Sievers

Sport and active recreation funding programs are a really important way for us to promote physical activity and community wellbeing, and support sporting clubs and organisations.

Our Grass Roots grant program means the Alice Springs Running and Walking Club have an industry standard, professional time keeping system which will allow them to better host events in the future; and the Katherine Barbarians Rugby Union Football Club have a gazebo featuring the club logo to help promote the club and provide shade on game days.

Our Quick Response grant supported NT participation in the AFL National Inclusion Carnival in Tasmania. Congratulations to the team on their success and also to the two athletes who were selected in the All Australian team and were able to play in the AFL curtain raiser.

Sport is a way of life in the Territory and we will continue to invest in our clubs and organisations, ensuring and supporting access, opportunity, and inclusion for all athletes across the Territory.

Attached images:

  1. Alice Springs Running and Walking Club
  2. Katherine Barbarians Rugby Union Football Club
  3. NT AFL Inclusion Team

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