Funding & Facilities

Grants, Fundraising & Facilities

  • SANFL Facilities Strategy & Project Registration

    The SANFL Infrastructure Plan 2022-2032 provides a 10-year road map that addresses the planning, provision and enhancement of football facilities, and identifies the areas of greatest need for investment.

    Using a sound evidence base of facility audits, existing participant and likely market demand data, the plan strives to identify the current infrastructure gaps and future requirements needed to better support Australian football across SA.

    SANFL has also created a registration of interest process, where clubs and asset owners can let us know about works required at your venue.

    The registration of interest has been designed to collect essential information to build a database of projects. This will enable SANFL to present your project to relevant funding partners and to advocate the need for investment.

  • SA Community Football Facility of the Year Award

    Nominations Open 2 May

    The South Australian Community Football Facility award annually recognises best practice in community football facility development across the state.

    The award aims to promote and celebrate the provision of well positioned, welcoming, accessible, fit for purpose football facilities that support our growing game’s strategic priorities.

    South Australia’s winning project will be nominated for the National AFL Ken Gannon Community Football Facilities Awards.

  • Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program

    Next Round Opens Second Quarter of 2022

    This grant administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) provides access to funding for the development of sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit-for-purpose active recreation and sport facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community.

    The Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program will assist eligible organisations to develop infrastructure that directly addresses demonstrated need and supports participation through the rational development of good quality projects.

    Clubs and asset owners are encouraged to contact the SANFL's Infrastructure Manager to discuss their project planning and future applications.

  • 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.

  • AFL Ken Gannon Community Football Facility Awards

    The AFL Ken Gannon Community Football Facilities Awards annually recognise best practise in community football facility development across Australia, along with the people, clubs and other stakeholders driving our best projects.

    In a decorated career across many areas of the code, Ken spent much of his last decade of his career developing the AFL’s interest and partnerships in the community facilities space, leading outcomes related to over 800 community football facility projects in that period.

    These projects area remarkable examples of best practice that aim to provide well positioned, welcoming, fit for purpose football facilities that support our growing game’s strategic priorities.

    South Australian finalists include Whyalla (2020) and Mount Barker (2019).

    You can learn more about these projects, as well as other finalists from around the country below.


    The SANFL Community Football Support fund has been established to assist individuals and families affected by tragedy.

    The fund is managed by the Community Football Committee, with oversight by the SA Football Commission, and a charter has been established to provide guidance on the administration of the fund.

  • Australian Sports Foundation

    Tax Deductible Fundraising

    The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) 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.

    SANFL has partnered with the ASF to develop a fundraising guidebook to assist your club to start its fundraising journey, as well as reach your fundraising goals.


    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.

  • Good For Footy Programs

    Grants & Fundraising

    Committed to helping grow the game from the grassroots up, the Good for Footy program has helped clubs raise over $6 million since 2008.

    Over 500 local clubs from every state and territory have benefitted.

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