Before you apply

Before you apply for a Youthtown Grant there are few things that you need to know about the types of projects and organisation that we fund. 

Who we fund

  • Not-for-profit groups incorporated as a charitable organisation or an association promoting charitable purposes.
  • Incorporated regional and community not-for-profit groups in the areas where the funds were generated (Check out our Venue Locations). 
  • Any amateur sports organisation which is an incorporated regional or community not for profit group that is affiliated to a recognised national body.
  • We fund incorporated national organisations where the national organisation has clearly demonstrated that regional and community benefits will result from the grant.

What we fund

Grants that meet Youthtown Inc.’s Authorised Purpose:

  • Development and operation of Youthtown programmes and facilities
  • Encouragement and development of amateur youth sport and facilities in established and legally constituted sporting organisations
  • Encouragement and development of youth outdoors and cultural activities or programmes (including art,music and drama) and facilities in legally constituted organisations in community
  • Financial support for community based organizations that provide direct or indirect benefits to groups of youth
  • Any charitable purpose or any non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or a section of the community

What we do not fund (includes but not limited to):

  • Retrospective expenditure (any dates or payments that have been made prior to the application being considered)
  • Any venture where a Youthtown Inc. venue makes a clear commercial benefit from the grant
  • Private, commercial or political purposes
  • Projects that have already been funded by another source
  • Multi-year grants
  • Fundraising activities/ventures
  • Professional sports or non-affiliated or social sports clubs or teams
  • Affiliation fees, memberships or subscriptions
  • Prizes – cash or non-cash
  • Food/Meals/Catering
  • The horse-racing industry

When we fund

  • The Grants Subcommittee meets monthly except for January (eleven times per year)
  • Applications submitted online between the first and the last day of the month are seen at the following month's Grants Meeting. Please see the dates below.
  • Applicants are notified via email of their results within seven working days after the Grants Meeting.
Grants Meeting Date Closing Date
13 December 2023  CLOSED
20 February 2024 CLOSED
19 March 2024 CLOSED
30 April 2024            CLOSED
21 May 2024 CLOSED
25 June 2024 31 May 2024
23 July 2024 30 June 2024
20 August 2024 31 July 2024
24 September 2024 31 August 2024
22 October 2024 30 September 2024
19 November 2024 31 October 2024
17 December 2024 20 November 2024


  • Only one successful grant application can be made by an organisation each year unless the Grants Committee (for grants up to $50,000), or the Board (for grants over $50,000) decide otherwise. This does not preclude local or regional bodies making applications where the national organisation has been the recipient of a successful grant application. 

  • At the discretion of Youthtown Inc, a successful recipient of a grant greater than $50,000 may be required to provide evidence of the community benefit generated by the granted funds. 

  • Grant Applications submitted monthly must be for costs that occur AFTER the Grants Meeting date. Please check that you have submitted your Application in enough time so that it doesn’t fall in the retrospective period. 

  • Approved Applications are paid 7 – 10 days after the Grants Meeting. 

Where we fund

Our policy is to return funds into the communities where those funds have been generated.

If you would like to know if Youthtown has a gaming venue in your region, click here to view our venue locations.