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.

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.

Surf Club Facilities Program
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.
The guidelines for this year’s round of the program have not yet been released however to enable clubs time to prepare, we have listed the historic funding criteria as a guide only.
Clubs and Branches that may wish to apply are encouraged to commence gathering the required attachments ASAP as these can take many weeks/months to secure.
Please find attached memo with further information
As soon as the new guidelines have been released, we will distribute the details.
If you are eligible and have any questions, please contact the GSU directly (contact information noted in the memo) for further assistance.

Financial Assistance for NFPs
Through this extremely challenging time for our community and members, Surf Life Saving NSW would like to make its clubs and members aware of funding opportunities which could be used to help support the club and/or members.

Eligible businesses and not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) may be eligible for some financial assistance and/or support measures to help with the impact of COVID-19 restrictions.
COVID business grants and micro business grants for full details and eligibility
Job Saver – please note that this payment is only for organisations with paid employees. For full details and eligibility
Small business fees and charges rebate for full details and eligibility
•Organisations may also like to consider contact a Business Concierge call to discuss their organisation’s specific situation – book here
For further details and how to apply, visit or call 13 77 88.
If you have reviewed the eligibility criteria and you are eligible for one of the above support measures, and require assistance, please contact one of the below GSU team members to discuss further
Rebecca McClymont 07 3177 5844
Megan McKay 07 3177 5814
Zan Marshall 07 3177 5824


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