Before you apply

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 organizations
  • Financial support for community based organisations that provide direct or indirect benefit to youth

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

  • Retrospective expenditure
  • 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
  • Professional sports or non-affiliated or social sports clubs or teams
  • Affiliation fees, memberships or subscriptions
  • Prizes – cash or non-cash
  • The horse-racing industry

When we fund

  • The Grants Subcommittee meets monthly except for January (eleven times per year)
  • The Grants meeting is generally held on the last Wednesday of the month.
  • IMPORTANT! 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.

Opening Date: 

Closing Date: 

Seen at this month’s Grants Meeting: 

21 November 2018 

31 January 2019 

27 February 2019 

1 February 2019 

28 February 2019 

27 March 2019 

1 March 2019 

31 March 2019 

24 April 2019 

1 April 2019 

30 April 2019 

29 May 2019 

1 May 2019 

31 May 2019 

26 June 2019 

1 June 2019 

30 June 2019 

31 July 2019 

1 July 2019 

31 July 2019 

28 August 2019 

1 August 2019 

31 August 2019 

25 September 2019 

1 September 2019 

30 September 2019 

30 October 2019 

1 October 2019 

31 October 2019 

27 November 2019 

1 November 2019 

20 November 2019 

11 December 2019 

21 November 2019 

31 January 2020 

26 February 2020 


  • 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. Eg: Applications submitted between the 1st – 28th February 2019 will be seen at the 27th March Grants Meeting and must be for Events/costs AFTER the 27th March 2019. Events/costs requested in this round that take place before the 27th March Grants Meeting will be retrospective and declined. Approved Applications are paid 7 – 10 days after the Grants Meeting. 

  • Please check that you have submitted your Application in enough time so that it doesn’t fall in the retrospective period. 

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.