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Sport & Fitness Provider Network

The City of Adelaide sport and fitness provider network is a free support service and source of valuable information.

The network is one-stop shop for:

  • Funding opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Program and facility updates
  • Best practice ideas


City of Adelaide Grants

City of Adelaide’s Recreation and Sports Grants provide $175k funding support annually.

There are four funding categories: community facilities, programs, events and quick response. These categories range from $70k to $2k. 

Apply for a City of Adelaide Grant

State Government Grants

Office for Recreation, Sport & Racing provide funding opportunities for eight different program types including grassroots, facilities, individual athletes & sustainability.

Apply for a State Gov Grant

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Sport Australia Grants

Sport Australia provide funding opportunities for six different program types including ageing, infrastructure, schools & women in sport.

Apply for a Sports Australia Grant

Sport SA

Visit Sport SA for a huge range of other sport and fitness grants

Capacity Building/Professional Development

City of Adelaide

  • Community Recreation & Sport Network Introduction Session, Wednesday 28 November, 6.15-8.30pm at North Adelaide Golf Course, Bookings and more info

See all upcoming opportunities and events

Office for Recreation, Sport & Racing Development

See the upcoming opportunities

Facilities and Infrastructure

The City of Adelaide regularly runs expressions of interests (EOI’s) for lease/licence areas, keep an eye on the Your Say site for any open EOI’s.You can also provide feedback on any community consultation City of Adelaide projects relating to developments in the Adelaide Park Lands.

Your Say Website

Network Stories

There are lots of exciting programs and projects happening in the City of Adelaide.

One Culture Football

The One Culture Football program sees young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds attend weekly soccer sessions and school holiday tournaments.

September 2018 marked the 12 months of the One Culture Football program operating in the city thanks, in part, to a City of Adelaide Recreation and Sport grant. In the three school terms that the program has been running, at Adelaide High School facilities, over 320 participants have engaged with the program.

The program has not only been successful in attracting participants, it is making a significant impact socially with many of the participants reporting that they felt the program provided a welcome, inclusive environment that gave them confidence to try new things.


Run Adelaide Women (RAW)

RAW aimed to increase the number of women running in the city. RAW was a joint initiative between the City of Adelaide and Athletics SA, with funding secured from the Office for Recreation and Sport. The project commenced in 2015 and was completed in 2018.

The project introduced of two new events in Victoria Park. The Hot Lap Fun Run, a 3km fun run utilising the Adelaide 500 track and the Women’s Run in the Park (WRP), a series of 3km and 5km runs held once per month throughout autumn and winter. 228 women participated in the WRP in 2017, a 19% increase from 2016 and numbers continued to grow in 2018.

The program and funding support assisted the participants to continue the activities beyond the project.


Inclusive Golf Clinics

Empower Golf Australia deliver inclusive golf clinics be free of charge to empower those with a disability to continue physical activity. 

In 2017, Empower Golf Australia were provided funding over 2 years from the City of Adelaide Recreation and Sports Grants program. The grant will assist in the delivery of inclusive golf clinics and help establish a volunteer program to continue to support participants to play golf beyond the clinic.

Empower Golf is also working in collaboration with Golf Australia and Council’s North Adelaide Golf Course to put an access and inclusion lens and action plan over existing golfing infrastructure.


Pakapakanthi Parkrun

Parkrun, a global phenomenon with over 3 million runners, is a free 5km timed run organised by volunteers. Building on the success of the Torrens Parkrun, the Pakapakanthi (Victoria Park) parkrun was launched by the Lord Mayor in August 2018.

The City of Adelaide Recreation and Sport Team provided logistical and funding support. The run welcomes people of all abilities, walkers and dogs!


Wild Imagination School Holiday Program

Wild Imagination provide a nature play based school holiday program within the Adelaide Park Lands with the aim of getting kids outside and connecting with nature.

This set up is the first of its kind in Australia with the aim of using underutilised public space and activating it in a wonderfully organic and constructive manner.  The program focuses on fun and provides a safe and engaging space for children to learn. 


Image: Wild Imagination Website

Pashtun Association of South Australia

A 2018 winter Multicultural Cricket League program run by the Pashtun Association of South aimed to encourage people to be physically active, support volunteers to learn new skills and reduce isolation. The Association was awarded a $10,000 City of Adelaide Recreation and Sport Grant to support their program.

Twenty-eight teams were made up of culturally and linguistically diverse community members, including new arrival immigrants and students on low income.

The program partnered with key community organisations and service providers and was supported by the South Australian Cricket Association, who provide umpires as well as the Australia Refugee Association, Relationship Australia, Red Cross and SAPOL who provide valuable information sessions each week.

Facility-based Projects

If you are planning a facility-based project on Council land, you will be required to provide a Council Support Form and Landowner Consent Form as a part of your application. Depending on the proposal, it can take up to eight weeks for us to provide these forms, so please allow time when considering an application.

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