Funding sports associations and peak bodies

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries provides funding opportunities for sports organisations to help develop their sport in Western Australia.

Sport provides the catalyst for community gatherings, from small functions to major events, where people play, talk and share experiences. Importantly, it has a positive effect that reaches many levels of our society, creating an important thread that ties together our social fabric.

More information on how sport and recreation benefits the community.

Funding for sports organisations and associations

The Department provides a range of funding programs and scholarships to support, sustain and develop sport organisations.

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

An initiative supporting athletes who have progressed in their sport and are pursuing regional, state or national representation. For more information, go here: Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

Country Sport Enrichment Scheme

Helping regional WA experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives. For more information, go here: Country Sport Enrichment Scheme


Helping WA children participate in sport and recreation. No matter the financial circumstances. For more information, go here: KidSport

Organisations Sustainability Program

Refining the WA works with key organisations in the WA sport and recreation industry to enable them to meet the challenges they face. For more information, go here: Organisations Sustainability Program

Club Facilities

The Department provides financial assistance to community groups and local government authorities to develop basic sport and recreation. For more information, go here: Club Facilities

Local Sporting Champions Funding

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships. Grants of up to $500 per financial year are available, and applications for the current round are now open. For more information and to apply click Local Sporting Champions