Who can apply?

Eligible applicants that are part of a sporting organisation in Australia

Sporting organisations who have not already received one (1) Sports Community Fund Contribution from Openpay & GameDay on/ before Wednesday 30 June, 2021.*

What do I, as a sporting organisation, need to apply?

  • An initiative or idea that encourages a passion for healthy and active lifestyles across all ages.
  • A registered ABN

Important: Unsuccessful grant applicants are encouraged to re-apply. Please contact the Openpay Community Fund Team on marketing@openpay.com.au to get feedback before submitting your new application.

What is the criteria for successful applications?

Successful applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Has the ability to promote co-branded activations within the sporting organisation’s owned, paid or earned communication with their members.
  • Realistic and timely commitment to spend the fund by the end of the current Sport Season.
  • Your sporting organisation’s revenue is less than $1m per annum.

What initiatives or programs can be funded?

We welcome sporting organisations to be creative, and the following list should only be used as a guide.

  • Digital marketing
  • Team uniforms
  • Community events
  • On-field hoarding/signs
  • Print ad contributions (billboards, flyers, local newspaper)
  • Sporting equipment
  • Upgrades to facilities

When is the Sports Community Fund open for grant applications?

Application PhaseTiming
Applications openSeptember 15, 2021
Briefings via written applicationSeptember – November, 2021
Applications close30th November 2021
Approved Sports Grant recipients notified1 week post-application submission received
Recipient’s ‘Proof of Post’ submission3 months post-approval
Next round: Community Fund Applications Open1 March, 2021