Community Swimming Grants

Kids from many cultural backgrounds having fun at swim club

Get Australians Moving

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

Applications Close 8 November 2019

 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. 





CALD Community Swimming


  • 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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