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Community Grants Program

Representative Sports Grant

The Parramatta Representative Sport Grants is a fast track category designed to:

  • Support people who are excelling at sport and representing Parramatta at a state, national or international level;
  • Reduce financial pressure on individuals and families presented by excelling in representative sport;
  • Role modelling active lifestyles and fair play to the Parramatta community;
  • Promote and develop athlete pathways;
  • Leverage off/disseminate knowledge and experience with other athletes;
  • Develop leaders to promote participation pathways in their chosen sport or recreation field.


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Please check that the sport you are competing with has been approved by Sport Australia before completing an application form.

If the sport is not approved by Sport Australia, your application will be ineligible.

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Available funding

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Approximately $30,000 per financial year is available for the Representative Sports Grant. 

Applicants are eligible to receive funding to cover participant expenses up to a maximum $1,000 (ex GST).

i. International competition      =      $1,000
ii. National competition            =      $1,000
iii. State competition                =      $1,000

City of Parramatta Council will only fund one application over a calendar year, regardless of the number of applications received from an organisation.

Program timelines

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Applications are open all year round.

When to submit an application

Applicants must submit an application at least four weeks before the sporting event start date. The assessment and approval process can take longer than four weeks resulting in applicants being notified of a funding decision after the event has occurred.

Please contact the Community Grants Officer if you did not receive enough notice for the competition and are unable to apply four weeks in advance.

Successful recipients

All successful grant recipients are required to submit proof of competition attendance as part of the acquittal process.

Recipients must acquit the application within four weeks of the competition.

For successful applicants who are notified after their competition date, payments will be conditional on proof of competition attendance.

Failure to acquit the grant will affect any future funding requests.

Contact us

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To find out more about funding opportunities, workshops, leadership development, forums, training and more in the Parramatta and Greater Western Sydney area, subscribe to Parramatta e-news.

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact our Community Grants team on or call 02 9806 5110.