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.

  • Community Recreation & Sport Facilities Program

    Registration of Interest Now Open

    The State Government has announced an increase of funds in the pool available in the Community Recreation & Sports Facilities Program (CRSFP), which opens in October 2020.

    Successful projects can receive up to $1M in funding to develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation through development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.

    Projects applying for the CRSFP will generally be required to contribute at least 50% of the project costs.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to work with SANFL to produce an application which meets the approved guidelines, assessment criteria and objectives of the program.

    To develop a better understanding of sport and active recreation infrastructure in South Australia, the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is developing a database of proposed sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the State.

    The registration of interest is designed to collect essential information to build a database of projects. With permission, key project details will be viewable on this page and sent to potential stakeholders such as State Sporting Organisations and Local Councils.

  • AFL Community Relief Fund

    The AFL Community Relief Fund has been established by the AFL to support local communities in fire affected areas to repair and rebuild their football clubs, including helping footballing families in these impacted communities.

    Applications are welcome for any consideration including:

    1) Rebuild and/or repair of facilities that have been damaged by the fires.
    2) Repair of grounds damaged when used by emergency services or as relief/evacuation centres during the fires.
    3) Playing and training equipment.
    4) Playing and training apparel/uniforms.
    5) Assist in meeting the gap in club sponsorship while existing club sponsors get back on their feet.
    6) Club membership/registration and transport costs for impacted football families and other ways in which they may require assistance.
    7) Volunteer/administration support to ensure football clubs and programs can continue to operate.

  • AHA Club SA SANFL Community 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 and behind goal netting
    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.

    The 2020 Rounds are now closed.


    The AFL Max Club Fundraising Program allows local football club members and supporters to raise funds for their club, each time they participate at AFL Max. The program operates as rebate system, enabling registered clubs to receive a kickback from AFL Max every time a club member or supporter books an eligible Max experience.

    The rebates are eligible on a range of AFL Max experiences from birthday parties, general admission sessions, school holiday programs and more, for clubs registered with the program. Members also receive a range of other perks including discounts across a range of products.

  • Australian Sports Foundation

    Tax Deductible Fundraising

    The Australian Sports Foundation is Australia’s leading nonprofit sports fundraising organisation and charity. They are the only organisation in Australia that provides a tax deduction for donations to sport through their unique sports fundraising platform – making it much easier for your club to raise money! Register with the Sports Foundation and your club can fundraise for anything you need including facility development, new uniforms, team travel, new equipment, training and development programs. With dedicated support for SA football clubs and more than 30 years of fundraising experience, the Sports Foundation knows what works. The Sports Foundation also runs an annual grants program dedicated to initiatives that help increase participation in grassroots sport.

  • 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.