About the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund

The NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund (the Fund) is an initiative of the NSW Government, Football NSW (FNSW) and Northern NSW Football (NNSWF), which has been established with the NSW Government’s surplus from the 2015 AFC Asian Cup to provide funding assistance to community football clubs (Clubs) to partner with local stakeholders to improve the quality, availability and standard of their facilities.

The Fund aims to improve football facilities for a variety of benefits including increasing participation, improving safety and security, assisting in building stronger communities through football and improving the overall football experience for all stakeholders.

Project partnerships are encouraged and identification of all project partners is required (eg Local Councils, schools, other landowners, local business partnerships).

Applicants need to provide a copy of landowner’s consent where the project will occur on land that is not owned by the Club. A declaration from Council is required where there is a partnership with Council. This may include a letter of support, a letter outlining lease arrangements or support for favourable conditions for the Club. The conditions may include a lease extension, exclusivity, or first choice of use of facilities.

NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund

How much funding is available?

There is a maximum funding contribution of $150,000 per project. The minimum amount an applicant can apply for is $50,000.


Is matching funding required?

Yes, applicants must contribute 50% or more of the funding required for the project, which could include contributions from the local council or other grants, voluntary labour or donated materials.


Who is eligible to apply for funding?

Incorporated clubs, member zones and associations, bodies or other deliverers that are affiliated, recognised and/or sanctioned by FNSW or NNSWF.


Is development consent required?

Yes, all applicants are required to provide evidence that their project has been granted development consent by council, or evidence that relevant development applications and consents are not required.


When is the NSW Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund open?

The Fund opens on the 22nd November, 2017 and closes on 2nd March, 2018.


Application information

Grant application hints & tips below

NSW Office of Sport – Five steps to writing a grant application

Help guide to view and complete the application form – Smartygrants


Alternative sources of funding

The below links are opportunities to obtain further facilities development funding:

  • ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund – $32 million for sport and recreation infrastructure; up to 16 projects funding in each round, grants range from $500,000 to $1 million.
  • Community Building Partnership Program – The program offers grants across the State at an individual State Electorate level for the enhancement of community facilities.

Grant funding of up to $200,000 is available for every NSW State Electorate. An additional $100,000 is available for electorates with higher levels of social disadvantage as indicated by higher comparative unemployment rates.

  • National Stronger Regions Fund – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. This program provides $1 billion over five years to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities. Funding commenced in 2015 and is open to local government and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Stronger Communities Program – The Stronger Communities Fund has been established by the NSW Government to provide councils with funding to kick start the delivery of projects that improve community infrastructure and services.

The NSW Government will provide funds to new councils following their commencement, which will enable councils to start consulting with communities and investing in projects. $15 million dollars is available for 3 or merged councils and $10 million dollars is available for 2 merged councils.


Funding opportunities relevant to local community clubs