Grant funding in Australia is offered by a broad range of institutions including government departments, corporations, non-profit organisations, foundations, educational institutions and trusts.

SLSNSW provides grant support at no charge to NSW SLSCs through The Surf Life Saving Foundation’s Grant Seeking Unit (GSU). The GSU is a national grant research and writing support unit and can assist your club in identifying suitable funding opportunities, preparing a professionally written application, lodgement and acquittal.

If you would like to speak to a member of the GSU to learn more about how the team can assist your club, please contact them on (07) 3177 5855.

For those clubs interested in preparing their own grant applications, the GSU has developed a Grant Guide for Clubs which outlines administrative functions associated with grant funding and provides sample responses for typical questions found in a grant application.

Grant funding in Australia is offered by a broad range of institutions including government departments, corporations, non-profit organisations, foundations, educational institutions and trusts.

Find out how Woolgoolga SLSC utilised the services of the GSU to secure the funding for their new surf club on our website.

The following grant opportunities have been identified by the GSU as potentially suitable for SLSCs in NSW to apply to for funding.

ClubsNSW ClubGRANTS

ClubsNSW is the peak representational body for the NSW club industry and aims to deliver a range of services to create an environment for long-term sustainability in the industry, as well as to improve conditions for both those working within the club industry and for the local communities they support.

Part of the role of ClubsNSW is to deliver the ClubGRANTS program which is a funding scheme designed to ensure larger clubs across NSW contribute to the provision of frontline services for local community organisations, sporting groups and charities that make a difference in their local area.

ClubGRANTS provides funding under three categories and the amount provided is dependent on the funding available in your area.

Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW) Bushfire Restoration Grants

The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife Bushfire Restoration Grants are now opening, ongoing until 31/12/21. This program seeks to support tree planting projects as part of bushfire restoration and revegetation projects in and around regions impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires.

More info is available via the below Memo.

NSW Office of Sport Surf Club Facility Program – Now Open!

The NSW Office of Sport Surf Club Facility Program is now open, closing 21 January 2022.

This Program assists New South Wales surf lifesaving clubs to develop facilities that will enable increased facility usage, improve safety and increase participation in Surf Life Saving.

More info is available via the below Memo.