Grants and Funding

  • Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program

    The Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program assists Clubs and Councils to develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation through rational development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.

    SANFL and SACA have each contributed $1 million each to the fund while State Government has provided $5 million per year. The Program is collaboratively run between SANFL, SACA, Netball SA and State Government and is the key infrastructure funding program for our clubs.

    Register of Interest for Round 2 of the Program opens July 2019.

  • Active Club Program

    Grants of $5,000 are available for costs associated with conducting programs to develop or improve the service the Club provides and/or the cost of consumable equipment, uniforms or ground maintenance equipment.

  • Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program

    The Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program provides access to funding for the development of sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit for purpose active recreation and sport facilities.

    Organisations can apply under the following categories:

    Minor facility development (requests $25,000 - $200,000)
    Major facility development (requests $200,000 - $1,000,000)

    Funding is available on a dollar for dollar basis.

  • AFL Preferred Facility Guidelines

    The AFL Preferred Facility Guidelines should be used by State and Territory Australian Football Controlling Bodies, Councils, Leagues, Clubs, Schools and associated stakeholders to inform the provision and development of appropriate facilities for community level Australian Football venues.

  • SANFL Facilities Strategy 2017-2022

    The SANFL Facilities Strategy provides a unified strategic direction to Local, State and Federal Government to inform their future investment in the growth of Australian Rules Football. Our aim is to enhance collaboration between SANFL and Government to develop new or upgrade existing facilities across South Australia.

    Facility development forms a key strategic priority for SANFL and is included in our Strategic Approach 2016-2018.

  • Club SA Facility Fund


    The Clubs SA community football facility fund provides grants up to $5,000 to community football clubs for minor facility upgrades and maintenance. Eligible projects include:

    1) Change room refurbishments, extensions or developments
    2) Field lighting upgrades
    3) Patron facilities, like scoreboards, grandstands or shelters
    4) New goal posts purchased from SANFL preferred supplier PILA Group
    5) Development or upgrade to any fixed facility that supports the delivery of football

    Funding is dollar for dollar funding up to $5,000.00.
    Contact Lisa Faraci, Planning and Infrastructure Manager at SANFL for more information. Email [email protected] or phone 08 8424 2264.