Community Swimming Grants

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The Australian Government is investing $28.9M over four years to get the least active Australians active through the Move It AUS - Participation Grants Program.

Swimming Australia (SA) has received funding under the Move It AUS - Participation Grants Program. As part of this SA has committed to providing a portion of this funding towards community level swimming and aquatics programs that align with the Move It Aus - Participation Grants Program objectives.

We are calling this the Community Swimming Grants Program


  • 2019/20 Community Swimming Grants Recipients
  • Club Lime Swim School

    Illawarra Multicultural Services Inc

    Eurobodalla Shire Council

    Lake Macquarie City Council

    Little Heroes Swim Academy Ltd

    Water Skills For Life inc

    Alice Springs Town Council

    Australian Crawl (Goodna) Pty Ltd

    Genesis Sport & Aquatics

    CPL - Choice, Passion, Life

    Fraser Coast Regional Council

    Hurricane Stars Club

    SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre

    Norwood Swimming Club

    Playford Aquatic Club

    Thebarton Aquatic Centre

    Welcoming Australia

    George Town Neighbourhood House Inc

    Darebin Council

    City of Stonnington

    City of Whittlesea

    Moonee Valley City Council

    SwimSafe Bendigo

    Royal Life Saving Society WA Inc.

    Shire of Coolgardie

    Shire of Esperance

    Swimming Women

  • 2019/20 Strategic Partnerships Recipients
  • Belgravia Leisure Foundation

    Swimming Queensland

    Swimming New South Wales

    Swimming Tasmania

    Sporting Wheelies – Queensland

    The Aqua English Project

    Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association / Swim Australia

    Centre for Multicultural Youth

    Swimming South Australia

    Cerebral Palsy Alliance

    Swimming Western Australia

  • Grant Resources
  •  Find out all you need to know about the

     Community Swimming Grants with these guidelines.







     The grant portal user guide will be able to assist you with any troubleshooting

     and FAQ's you may have during the application process, specific to the grant portal platform. 





  • Who can apply?
  • Organisations with the capability to provide or facilitate the provision of swimming and aquatic activities (including but not limited to learn to swim, water safety, aquatics fitness or play and competitive swimming programs and activities.

    Eligible organisations may include:

    • Learn-to-swim providers
    • Aqua fitness providers
    • Aquatics facilities
    • Swim Clubs
    • Other aquatics sport clubs
    • Community organisations
    • Charity organisations
    • Councils
    • Schools
    • Universities 
    • State or Territory Sport Organisations

    For full details download and read the Grant Guidelines. 

  • Who are the target markets?
  • The Community Swimming Grants Program is intended to address inactivity levels and participation in swimming and aquatics by people with disability (PWD) and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds as these people generally face increased barriers when it comes to accessing swimming opportunities.

    This includes all ages, genders and locations. 

    For full details download and read the Grant Guidelines.

  • How much funding is available?
  • Eligible organisations may apply for grants between $5000 and $10,000 +GST.

  • What will be funded?
  • The Community Swimming Grants Program will focus on two primary areas including:

    • Subsidising the cost of delivery of swimming or aquatics activities and programs; and
    • workforce development.

    For full details download and read the Grant Guidelines. 

  • Important dates?
    • Applications open: 30 September 2019
    • Applications close: 8 November 2019, 11:59pm AEST
    • Applications assessment: 11-15 November 2019
    • Grants awarded: 18-22 November 2019
    • Activity delivery: Term 4 (Nov-Dec) 2019 through to Term 2 (Apr-June) 2020
    • Reporting deadline: 30 June 2020
  • How to apply?
    1. Click the 'Apply Now' button on this page to access the grant portal
    2. Register as a user in the grant portal
    3. Create a new ‘Business’ account (do not create an ‘Individual’ account)
    4. From the dashboard select ‘Open Rounds’ to view the current grant round
    5. Click ‘Apply’, then complete the grant application form (you can save your progress)
    6. Once complete, submit your application (once submitted you cannot edit your application)

    Tip: We recommend using the latest Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Internet Explorer version 11 and Microsoft Edge can also be used. Older web browser versions may cause issues when using the online grant management system.

  • Terms and Conditions
  • Click here for the terms and conditions. 

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