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Minor Grants

The Minor Grants Program provides grants of between $500 and $10,000 to clubs, associations, local government and other not-for-profit providers of sport and active recreation.

The Sport and Recreation Minor Grants Program offers financial assistance towards equipment purchases and/or the development/improvement of facilities or playing surfaces that directly benefit sport and recreation clubs and improve opportunities for Tasmanian's to participate in sport and active recreation. Funding for this program is allocated from the Community Support Levy.

Eligible projects must benefit sport and/or recreation clubs. Applicants must contribute at least half of the project funding.

Community Support Levy

Funds for the Minor Grants Program 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.

Grant round dates

Round one is now open

Open the:

Minor Grant Round one Closes: 12 September 2017 at noon

Round two:
  • Opens: 24 January 2018
  • Closes: 7 March 2018 at noon
Previous Grant Recipients

List of successful recipients for Minor Grants provided below.


Other Sport and Recreation Grant Programs

Communities, Sport and Recreation administers a range of Sport and Recreation Grant Programs (PDF, 276.66KB).

View Funding opportunities.