Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program

Providing financial support to assist sport and active recreation organisations to plan, secure and deliver sport and mass participation events in Western Australia.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ (DLGSC) vision is to make Western Australia a world-class arts, cultural, sport and Aboriginal tourist destination. DLGSC aims to continue to increase the number of people visiting Western Australia from interstate and overseas so they can experience our unique arts, cultural, sport and Aboriginal attractions.

A diverse sport and recreation events calendar will attract more sports fans and sporting teams to Western Australia and maximise our opportunities to grow our sport and active recreation events. This will enable us to help create more jobs and more vibrant urban and regional communities, boost the economy and enhance Western Australia’s reputation as a major sport and active recreation tourism destination.


The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • National sporting organisations
  • DLGSC recognised state sporting associations (SSAs)
  • DLGSC recognised state active recreation organisations (SAROs)
  • National sport league clubs
  • Regional sporting associations
  • Local governments
  • Local sport and active recreation clubs and associations
  • Community organisations.  

To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • be incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 2015 (WA) or a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) or a registered local government entity in Western Australia;
  • possess an Australian Business Number (ABN); and 
  • maintain appropriate and sufficient insurance cover for the duration of the grant period. A certificate of currency of insurance for the coming year should be provided upon application. Please note, for Public Liability Insurance, a minimum value of $10 million per claim or occurrence giving rise to a claim is required.

In addition, the following will apply:

  • Organisations must provide evidence that the relevant state or national body is supportive of the event being conducted in Western Australia.
  • Organisations must commit to ensuring a COVID-19 safe environment and complying with all relevant regulations.
  • Organisations with outstanding acquittals for any DLGSC grant may have payments withheld until outstanding acquittal documentation is satisfactorily completed.

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Projects beginning after Category
1 9:00am 18 September 2023 Not applicable 5:00pm 16 October 2023 January to June 2024
  • Country Sport Enrichment Scheme
  • Event project
  • Event Hosting
2 9:00am 29 January 2024 Not applicable 5:00pm 26 February 2024 July to December 2024
  • Country Sport Enrichment Scheme
  • Event project
  • Event Hosting

Funding overview

Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Event project: Up to $15,000
  • Country Sport Enrichment Scheme: Up to $30,000
  • Event Hosting: Up to $50,000


You must read the guidelines before submitting an application as they provide essential information.

Sport and Recreation Events Funding Program guidelines

More information

Sue Thompson
Senior Project Manager, Sport Business Development
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries 
Telephone 61 8 9492 9612

Successful applications

Page reviewed 19 June 2024