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Active Tasmania

Grants and funding

Active Tasmania provides funding to increase opportunities for participation in sport and active recreation in Tasmania, and to assist the ongoing development of Tasmania's sport and recreation sector.

Clubs, not-for-profit organisations and local government entities that provide sport and active recreation opportunities to the Tasmanian community are invited to apply.


For the purposes of Active Tasmania's grant programs:

  • 'Sport' is defined as: A human activity involving physical exertion and skill as the primary focus of the activity, with elements of competition where rules and patterns of behaviour governing the activity exist formally through organisations and is generally accepted as a sport.
  • 'Active Recreation' is defined as: Active recreation activities are those engaged in for the purpose of relaxation, health and wellbeing or enjoyment with the primary activity requiring physical exertion, and the primary focus on human activity.

Grant recipients

Please go to the relevant grant program to view the most recent recipients.

For further information, please contact Active Tasmania by email at or phone on 1800 252 476.

Tasmanian Active Infrastructure Grants Program

The Tasmanian Government recognises the importance of sport and active recreation and is committed to ensuring more Tasmanians, regardless of their age or background, get active and have places to play.

The program will provide grants to the sport and active recreation sector to build new, and upgrade existing, sport and active recreation infrastructure.

About the Program

The program will deliver funding over two years with a total funding pool of $10 million.

$5 million will be available in 2023-2024.

A further round in 2024-2025 will deliver an additional $5 million.

The program will be offered in two streams, the small and large grant streams.

Funding limits

  • Grants of $25,000 to $70,000 will be provided through the small grants stream - applications now closed
  • Grants of $70,001 to $500,000 will be provided through the large grants stream – applications close 2:00 pm, 13 November 2023

Applicants must commit at least 20 per cent towards the total project cost. Higher priority may be given to projects demonstrating higher levels of support.

Who can apply?

The program is open to sport and active recreation organisations and Local Government Associations that are:

  • incorporated, not-for-profit organisations
  • local government authorities (councils), or
  • not-for-profit organisations registered under company law.

A full list of eligible and ineligible organisations and projects is on page one and two of the guidelines.

Important advice to applicants

Our competitive programs receive a high volume of applications each year and we strongly advise intending applicants to speak with Active Tasmania before starting an application. You can call Active Tasmania on 1800 252 476 or email

Documents and links

2022-2023 Sport and Active Recreation Equipment Grants Program

Status: CLOSED


Applications closed at 12:00 pm on Friday, 16 December 2022.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting all Tasmanians to access a range of high quality, safe, fair and inclusive sporting opportunities.

The 2022-23 Sport and Active Recreation Equipment Grants Program provides sport and active recreation clubs with grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 to assist with the purchase of additional or replacement equipment.

Applicants are required to contribute at least 30 per cent of the total cost of purchasing the equipment.

This is a competitive Grants Program.


The Program is funded through the Community Support Levy (CSL). Legislation requires that funding under this Grants Program is provided for the benefit of sport and recreation clubs.

Eligible equipment  will:

  • Assist the organisation to deliver sport or active recreation activities, such as playing and/or training equipment, and playing uniforms.
  • Replace or upgrade existing equipment.
  • Ensure the safety of activities, such as first aid equipment, goal post padding and personal protective equipment.
  • Improve the club’s ability to conduct its operations, such as whitegoods, office equipment, IT hardware and software. Where the purchase includes computers, laptops, tablets, or other such equipment, the applicant must demonstrate it has a club asset register, that users have signed an appropriate use of equipment agreement and that the equipment is only used for club related activities.

Funding amounts

It is anticipated that approximately $1 million will be available for distribution under the 2022–23 Sport and Active Recreation Equipment Grants Program.

Funding limits (per applicant) are:

Minimum funding amount: $2,000

Maximum funding amount: $25,000

Funding provided will be a maximum of the approved items to be purchased, successful applicants must have a minimum of 30 per cent of the total funding requirements secured to contribute towards the project 

How to apply

The program guidelines are available here (PDF) (WORD).

2022-23 Sport and Active Recreation Equipment Grant Recipients. (PDF)

State Grants

Status: Closed

Applications close at 12:00 pm, 18 November 2022.


The Sport and Recreation State Grants Program offers financial assistance to increase the capacity of state sporting organisations, state disability sporting organisations, state sector service providers and state active recreation providers to administer, develop and grow their sport, active recreation or services in Tasmania.

Grant funding period: 1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

The program offers four funding tiers based on the number of registered members. The maximum funding available to an organisation under the program is $60,000.


All eligible organisations will be assessed, and notification of outcomes will be provided in writing. All funding decisions are final and are not subject to review.

Ineligible organisations will not be assessed. Organisations will be advised in writing if they are deemed ineligible.

Eligible organisations must:

  • Have met all prior reporting obligations to the satisfaction of Sport and Recreation; and
  • Be a state sporting organisation, state disability sporting organisation, state sector service provider or state active recreation provider as defined in the program guidelines.

Eligibility is based on the status of the organisation at the time of lodgement of the Application form.

How to Apply

The 2023 program guidelines

Community Support Levy

Funds for the Sport and Recreation Major and Minor Grants Programs are made available from the Tasmanian Government's Community Support Levy (CSL).  The CSL is funded from a percentage of the gross profits from gaming machines in hotels and clubs in Tasmania. The disbursement of CSL funds is outlined in Section 151 of the Gaming Control Act 1993. The CSL is distributed by the Treasurer in the following manner:

  • 25% for the benefit of sport and recreation clubs;
  • 25% for the benefit of charitable organisations;
  • 50% for the provision of:
    • research into gambling; and
    • services for the prevention of compulsive gambling; and
    • treatment or rehabilitation of compulsive gamblers; and
    • community education concerning gambling; and
    • other health services.

Communities, Sport and Recreation has responsibility for the CSL distribution and activities associated with (a), through the Major and Minor Grants Programs.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has responsibility for the CSL distribution and activities associated with (b) and (c) above. Information is available from DHHS on (03) 6166 3564 or by visiting the DHHS website.

For information about the CSL, please contact the Department of Treasury and Finance on (03) 6166 4444 or visit the Treasury website. Information may be found under the Liquor and Gaming section of the website

In 2020-21, the COVID-19 Sport and Recreation Grants Programs – Tranche 3 and Tranche 4 offered in place of the Minor and Major Grants Programs. 

Funding was available through the following grant programs:

Sport and Recreation Grants Programs

Once a program has closed and the assessment process is complete, successful recipients can be found on the link under the relevant program.

COVID-19 Sport and Recreation Grants

Sport and Recreation Emergency Recovery Grant

Status: CLOSED

The program is to assist with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of not- for-profit, incorporated sport and recreation organisations that have suffered direct damage as a direct result of the severe weather event in October 2022.

The severe weather event significantly impacted parts of 18 municipalities across Northern Tasmania, primarily: Break O’Day, Burnie, Central Coast, Central Highlands, Circular Head, Devonport, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, Glamorgan Spring-Bay, Kentish, Latrobe, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Waratah-Wynyard, West Coast and West Tamar.

Not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations play an integral part in local economies and communities, and this assistance must contribute towards minimising disruption in the affected areas and assist the community to recover.

What funding is available?

The maximum grant amount available to any one organisation is $25,000.

  • An initial one-off amount of $5,000 (Tier 1)
  • A subsequent one-off amount of up to $22,500 (Tier 2)

Grants are provided to help pay for the costs of the clean-up and reinstatement of eligible not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations.

For more information, please call 1800 252 476 or email

View successful applicants (PDF)

Junior Travel Assistance Program

Round One - CLOSED

-  Round One is closed.

Round Two

- Open for applications from 15 September 2023 at 9:00 am.

- Closing for applications on 30 May 2024 or when the available funding has been exhausted.

The Junior Travel Assistance Program (JTAP) provides financial assistance to help alleviate the costs of competing in national sporting championships.

Funding will be available for Tasmanians aged 12-18 years selected to travel interstate for the purpose of representing Tasmania in a National Sporting Championship.

Program objective

To provide financial assistance to young athletes, selected to attend national events to enhance sport development pathways for young Tasmanians.

Funding available

The maximum funding limit is $250 per championship up to a maximum of $250 per athlete per financial year.

The total funding available in 2023-24 is $150,000.

JTAP will be offered in two funding rounds, $100,000 will be available through Round Two.  Applications will be received and assessed throughout the funding round until funds are exhausted.

How to apply

Frequently asked questions (PDF)

The program guidelines are available here (PDF).

Apply online here.

Available funding for travel

There are a number of available grant options to assist sporting representatives and sporting organisations with the costs of travel.

Find out more on available funding opportunities for travel.