Grants & Funding

Northern NSW Football Facilities Fund

Enhance your club’s facilities and improve the football experience in your community through the Northern NSW Football Facilities Fund.


The Fund provides financial assistance to NNSWF member clubs to partner with local stakeholders to improve the quality, availability, accessibility and safety of their facilities.

NNSWF is committed to improving places to play and this is a focus area set out in our Play On Strategic Plan. Our aim is increasing the number and quality of sustainable and vibrant football facilities into the future.

The Fund is financed by a portion of participants’ registration fees. It’s football’s money going back into improving football.

Improved football facilities can:

  • Increase participation
  • Improve participant retention
  • Attract more female participants
  • Improve safety and security
  • Improve football experiences

Key information

  • Applications open 1 June 2022
  • Applications close 15 July 2022
  • Matched funding between $10,000 to $100,000 available
  • 2022 Facility Fund Guidelines (coming soon)

How to apply





Partnership approach

  • Project partnerships are encouraged, and identification of all project partners is required (e.g. LGAs, State Government, schools, other sports, other landowners, local business partnerships).
  • Clubs need to provide a copy of landowner’s consent where the project will occur on land that is not owned by your club.
  • A declaration from Council is required where there is a partnership with Council. This may include a letter of support, a letter outlining lease arrangements or support for favourable conditions for the Club.

Need help?

Contact Community Football Manager, Ross Hicks on 02 4941 7200 or

*This will help familiarise yourself with the program criteria and requirements to determine if your club’s project is eligible.
**PDF version available on request to refine application prior to submitting, however club must submit application via online portal.

NSW Infrastructure Strategy

A state-wide Infrastructure Strategy, designed to address the need for significant investment in facilities over the next 10 years, the

Better Facilities, Connected Communities was released in 2020 to address the need for significant investment in facilities over the next
10 years.

It aims to ensure existing venues can be used at full capacity, with inclusive facilities, through proper planning for future growth via partnerships with government at all levels and industry partners and provides important data which may assist in your applications for funding.

NSW Sport & Recreation

Financial assistance and grants are available to sport and recreation groups and individuals through a number of sources, including the Sport and Recreation Grant Program.

Please follow the link below to find out more information.