Grant Writing Hacks 

We all know that the grant writing application process can be tedious and time consuming, and most of the time our volunteer based Affiliates don’t know where to start. Sports Community understands these challenges and have provide their Top 5 grant writing hacks below.

1. Focus on people, not stuff: Talk about the impact the project will have in the community.

2. Do your research: Demonstrate the need within the community and use demographic data to support your claim. Clearly reference evidence-based research and use it to justify your application.

3. Professionally present your club and your members: Make sure your club is presented as competent and capable of executing the proposed plan. This means your application needs to flow well and tell the amazing story of your club. 

4. Use visual materials: Provide photos, use tables or insert graphics into your document. Or, attach a well-produced video or slideshow! 

5. Follow the rules and address the criteria: Sounds obvious, but so many people miss this step!

Grant Support Program:

Sports Community Australia offers tailored programs to assist community sporting clubs and their volunteers with the right tools to development and nominate successful grants applications for all levels of government.

Available Sports Grants:


Agency: Sydney Water

Description: Sydney Water, through its annual Community Grants Program, supports local community groups across Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and the Illawarra area.

With a shared goal to build thriving and sustainable communities, the Community Grants Program supports project teams with innovative ideas to put projects into action that benefit local communities.

Applications are sought from grassroots community groups, volunteer organisations, education institutions, local government with community partners, sporting groups, and other community-minded organisations that share Sydney Water’s vision (1 MB) of creating a better life for today and generations to come.


  • Applications Open: 9:00 AM Monday 6 May 2024
  • Applications Close: 5:00 PM Monday 1 July 2024
  • Announcement of Community Grant recipients: July-August 2024
  • Project completion date: May 2025

Any questions please direct your enquiry to [email protected]

Agency: DoorDash

Description: DoorDash Footy Cash is back for a third year running! DoorDash and Touch Football Australia are calling on touch communities nationwide to apply for their share of the $100,000 DoorDash Footy Cash funding grant.

At DoorDash, our mission is to give back and empower local communities. To date, we’ve supported 33 outstanding clubs and delivered $200,000 worth of funding grants nationwide. However, we haven’t been able to grant every touch footy wish, which is why we’re back this year accepting applications for another $100,000 worth of grants.

  • Applications Open: 9th May 
  • Applications Close: 31st July Before 5pm