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Working with the ACT Government, Capital Football helps clubs and individuals to access grants and funding programs to allow them to better facilitate and enjoy the sport of football. As grants and funding programs become available they will appear below on this page.

Indigenous Sports Grant Program (ISGP)

Applications are now open for the 2019/2020 ACT Government’s Indigenous Sports Grant Program.

The ISGP supports the Indigenous Advancement Strategy’s Safety and Wellbeing Programme by providing assistance to Indigenous Australians to enjoy similar levels of physical, emotional and social wellbeing enjoyed by other Australians by fostering the ability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to engage in education, employment and other opportunities.

The funding provided through ISGP is limited and as such, all applications will need to adhere strictly to the compliance criteria. Funding will continue to be available until exhausted.

It is possible that not all requests for assistance will be approved, therefore funding should not be deemed automatic or anticipated.

The grant provides up to $200 and can be used to assist with:

  • Formal sports or active recreation competitions and programs of at least 6 weeks in duration
  • Education and training courses/workshops that relate directly to organised sport or active recreation
  • Applicants must be participating as an athlete, coach, manager or official in:
    • An official national championship endorsed by the relevant ASC recognised national sporting organisation (NSO) or School Sport Australia (SSA); or
    • An international competition as a member of an official Australian team endorsed by an ASC recognised NSO or SSA

To apply for the ISGP funding please complete the online application form and provide the relevant documentation needed to complete the form.

For any enquires regarding the ISGP please contact Kelly Stirton. Applications close 30 June 2020 unless funds are exhausted beforehand.

ISGP Funding Guidelines can be found here.


Other Grants

Active Canberra

Check back for funding opportunities through the Act Government’s Active Canberra initiative.

Australian Sports Commission

There are a number of opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations to receive funding through the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).


Westfield Local Heroes is a new community recognition and grants program, connecting and enriching communities.

Individuals are nominated and voted for by their communities, with three finalists per Westfield Living centre each awarded a $10,000 grant to support their affiliated organisation’s work, programs or activities.

NSW | Office of Sport

Each year the Office of Sport provides millions in government grants to nurture sporting talent, help build sports facilities and develop the industry as a whole.

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