Date: September 18, 2014

Grant Writing Assistance Program

Golf Australia has entered into an exciting partnership with
grant writing experts, Red Tape Busters, to provide golf clubs and facilities around Australia with access to our new Grant Writing Assistance Program (GWAP).

The Grant Writing Assistance Program (GWAP) enables clubs and facilities to apply for available funding opportunities via their State Facilities/Club Support Manager, (contact people below) and to have an application for grant funding written by Red Tape Busters.  

The opportunities for funding require you to align your “project” with the overall objectives of the grant program.

Grant funding is available for a range of initiatives including:

  • Clubhouse redevelopment, irrigation, and other golf course infrastructure,

  • Purchase of equipment for both participation and maintenance purposes

  • Participation growth activities

  • Inclusion activities 

As suitable grant opportunities become available in your state, clubs will be informed via email and on the GA website, and should you feel that you have a project or program that qualifies for government investment, you will be encouraged to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form for grant writing support (document attached). 

National Grants – all clubs

Stronger Communities Program – The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 151 federal electorates with up to $150,000 to fund small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Cross Border area – NSW/VIC, NSW/QLD,  NSW/ACT

NSW Cross-Border Commissioner’s Infrastructure Fund


Gambling Community Benefit Fund – Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).



The Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program provides grants of between $15,000 and $80,000 to clubs, associations, local government and other not-for profit providers of sport and active recreation.




Once you have submitted your EOI back to your State Manager/Club Support Manager, your request will be assessed based on specific criteria, including your readiness to proceed with a project/program, and whether the project/program aligns with the grant’s guidelines.

Should your project/program receive the green light to proceed, Red Tape Busters will then contact you directly to work with you through the application process.

Receiving a funding grant is a great way of attending to a much needed club project.  There are many forms of grants and some relate to specific areas such as a physical facility, flood relief or junior development.

Key Contatcs:

GA National: 
Paul Vardy (03) 9626 5000,au     Fiona Telford 0408095997

GA- Queensland:         David Webber      0498 498 242
GA- South Australia     Matt Chesterman 0401 968 557

GA- Victoria:                 Mark Bamford     0428 241 213
GA- Tasmania:             Simon Weston     0438 667 331

Red Tape Busters:      Rob Lillystone:     0422 368 161

See attachments below.


Grants Quote