Sport and Recreation Grants Program (SRGP)

The SRGP provides assistance to eligible organisations to support participation in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality programs, services and facilities for the benefit of the Canberra community. Refer to the categories within the SRGP for further information.

Applications can only be submitted online using SmartyGrants system, generally open late August to October each year.

It is recommended you read thoroughly the relevant Guidelines and if you have any questions on the SRGP you can view the Frequently Asked Questions or contact a representative of the Client Services and Programs team.


Inclusive Participation Funding Program (IPFP)

The IPFP, administered by Sport and Recreation Services (SRS), primary objective is to increase participation opportunities in sport and recreation for the identified target populations:

  • Older Adults
  • People with a Disability
  • Culturally and linguistically Diverse (CALD) People
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

2014-15 Inclusive Participation Funding Program Recipients

For further information regarding the IPFP, please refer to the 2014 IPFP Guidelines or contact the Inclusive Participation Officer on 02 6207 7678 or contact us by email.


Community Sport and Recreation Development Program (CSRDP)

The primary objective of the CSRDP is to provide financial assistance for outcome based projects, programs and initiatives to support participation in active lifestyles for the benefit of all the Canberra community.

Please refer to CSRDP Guidelines for further information.


Capital Assistance Program (CAP)

The primary objective of the CAP is to provide financial assistance for capital developments to sport and recreation facilities that will assist to increase community access and participation opportunities in sport and physical recreation activity in the ACT.

Please refer to CAP Guidelines for further information.


Sport and Recreation Operational Program (SROP)

The primary objective of SROP assistance is designed to subsidise operational costs to assist eligible peak body organisations to work in partnership with Sport and Recreation Services to develop participation opportunities in sport and physical recreation in the ACT.

Please refer to SROP Guidelines for further information.


Asset Repair and Maintenance Scheme (ARMS)

The primary objectiveof the ARMS is to provide financial assistance to eligible organisations for facility repairs and maintenance, better support its participation in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality facilities for the benefit of the Canberra community. This program does not support "new" works (for consideration of new works refer to the Capital Assistance Program).

Please refer to the ARMS Guidelines for further information.


Sports Loan Interest Subsidy Scheme (SLISS)

SLISS provides assistance to eligible organisations undertaking 'significant' capital works developments. Application for the SLISS program is submitted as hard copy available by contacting Sport and Recreation Services. It is recommended that you contact the Grants Officer directly on (02) 6207 2055 for details on SLISS funding.


SRGP – Frequently Asked Questions

To obtain further information on the Sport and Recreation Grants Program, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.


SRGP – Funding Acknowledgement / Branding and Logo Guidelines

ACT Government funding requires appropriate acknowledgement of support. This support is to be recognised on signs, stationary and electronic means through the Brand Canberra initiative that was revealed on 28 November 2013.

Brand Canberra is the culmination of a long process that involved many individuals and organisations in Canberra. We hope you embrace it, because if you do, you'll help create the momentum that will take us forward and that will bring benefits to every Canberran.

Brands are not logos or taglines, Brand represent a whole set of ideas formed by every experience people have with an organisation, a product, a service – a city. The objective of the Brand is to get people to think about Canberra in a positive and powerful way.

To discover more about Brand Canberra, visit their websiteExternal Link - opens in new window . Also available are the Brand Canberra technical guidelines
(PDF4 MB) and logo suite.

To obtain further information on appropriate acknowledgement usage, please refer to Acknowledgement Guidelines.  


2014 Sport and Recreation Grants Program Recipients


Other Funding Opportunities


Contact Us

Grants Officer: David Maloney

Phone: (02) 6207 2055 (+61 International)
Fax: (02) 6207 2071 (+61 International)