Grant funding is an ideal way to obtain equipment, infrastructure or program funding for your club. In support of SLSCs in NSW, SLSNSW provides a professional grant service at no fee to NSW SLSCs through the Surf Life Saving Foundation’s Grant Seeking Unit (GSU). The GSU is a national grant research and writing support unit for SLS entities across Australia.

More information about the Surf Life Saving Foundation and the work they carry out can be found on our website.

Beach Safety Equipment Fund, or BSEF as it’s known.
As outlined in the attached Circular, the funding available for clubs this season is $15,000 however clubs must invoice SLSA for $15,000 by November 26th 2021.
Clubs are then required to acquit $5,000 by December 31st 2021 and the remaining $10,000 can be acquitted by April 30th 2022.
Full details on what can be purchased  and how to acquit the funds are in the Circular, and there is also a useful FAQ document attached.
Please make sure you invoice SLSA immediately and take full advantage of the funds.
Circular 23.21-22 – Beach Safety Equipment Fund (BSEF) 2021-22.
Beach Safety Equipment Fund – Frequently Asked Questions
SLSA Beach Safety Equipment Fund Gear and Equipment List 2021-22

Surf Club Facilities Program
The NSW Office of Sport have confirmed the next round of the Surf Club Facility Program will be opening veryshortly – exact opening and closing dates have not been confirmed.
The Surf Club Facilities Program assists NSW Surf Life Saving clubs to develop facilities that will enable increased facility usage, improve safety and increase participation in Surf Life Saving. Grants for construction of new surf club facilities, and capital enhancement of existing facilities are available.  It is expected grants will be between $30,000 to $350,000.
Please find Club Memo  with further information to enable Clubs and Branches that may wish to applyin the next round, sufficient time to gather the required documentation and approvals to lodge an application. It is recommended clubs commence this process immediately.
As soon as the opening and closing dates have been released, we will distribute the details.

The Aus Gov COVID Safe Australia Day Grants are open for applications, closing 19/11/21.

These grants aim assist community organisations to deliver fun and COVID safe Australia Day events. Events can be a new or existing public event or activity, a community activity, or an online engagement.

  • Between $10,000 – $20,000 (ex GST) – events must proceed in keeping with COVID health directions, even if last minute changes to COVID restrictions, i.e. events must proceed as a virtual event rather than in person event.
  • Up to an additional $10,000 (ex GST) where the event includes strong recognition of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
    • Events/activities funded under these grants MUST proceed in a COVID safe environment regardless of last minute changes to COVID public health restrictions.
    • Funding may be used toward running a face-to-face event AND associated costs for planning an alternative ‘Plan B’ celebration. All costs incurred for either event  (Plan A and Plan B) will be eligible provided one or the other event is held.
    • If neither event proceeds, the applicant must repay any grant funds received.

Further details: Memo – COVID Safe Australia Day grants 2021 v1.5

The Australian Government Stronger Communities Programme Rd 7 will be opening on 26 October 2021 and will provide each federal electorate with funding to support small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant communities. A maximum of 20 projects per electorate will be funded.
In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament (MP) must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. This may be through an EOI or other process.
If a club/branch is interested in applying for this opportunity, we encourage them to contact their local Federal MP’s electorate office ASAP.
Please find attached Memo  containing further details about this program.



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