Sporting Club COVID-19 grant

About the Sporting Club COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant

Sporting clubs who financially affected by cancellation or suspension of sport due to the COVID-19 situation can apply to the City for a one-off grant for financial support to help cover urgent expenses.


  • Must be incorporated and not for profit.
  • Based or operating within the municipal boundaries of the City of Cockburn.
  • Demonstrate financial loss of 20% or more year to date (YTD) as of 30 April 2020 due to sport being postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing measures required to be implemented by the community.
  • Be in urgent and genuine need of financial assistance.
  • Schools/playgroups/community groups are not included in these guidelines.


Grant applications will open on 1 May 2020 and close 22 May 2020.
Recreation Services will endeavour to advise clubs of the outcome of their application by 5pm 29 May 2020. Funds will be electronically deposited into the clubs nominated account within 30 days of a club invoice for the approved amount being received.

Funding amounts 

All sporting clubs that meet the eligibility criteria may apply for up to $750.00 (ex GST). Clubs that are on a lease agreement with the City are eligible for up to $2,000.00 (ex GST).
Given the Covid-19 situation is shifting; the City will consider further relief for sporting organisations who are experiencing financial hardship. This will be dependent upon (but not limited to) available funds, other available grants/relief packages within industry and the overall impact on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding examples

May include but not limited to:
  • Utility bills – where applicable
  • Insurance premiums
  • Other incoming invoices that cannot be met due to income streams being affected

Funding will not be provided for:

  • Employee, coach or player wages and superannuation.
  • Honorariums.
  • Credit card or loan repayments.
  • City of Cockburn charges (please discuss these with the City in the first instance).
  • Discretionary expenses (expenses that can be cancelled, put on hold or are not deemed necessary to conduct the business of the organisation).

How to apply

Please complete the online form below.

More information and contact

For more information, to discuss your application or to submit, please contact the City’s Club Development Officer on 08 9411 3444 or at
Print Form

Sporting Club COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant Application form

All fields are required except where indicated

1. Applicant Details

Is your club affiliated with the State Sporting Association:

Is your club incorporated:

Does your organisation have current public liability insurance:

Is your club registered for GST:

2. Financial Impact

The purpose of the Sporting Club Covid-19 Financial Assistance Grant is to supply funding for urgent expenses. All sporting clubs meeting eligibility criteria may apply for up to $750.00 (ex GST).
Clubs on a lease agreement are eligible for up to $2,000.00 (ex GST)
Please outline the list of items your club is seeking funding for:

Example Input:
Contents Insurance Premium - Amount (ex GST) $150 - Invoice Due: 28 April 2020

What is your clubs:

Please provide the following:

3. Further Information

4. Funding Agreement 

If your organisation's funding application is successful, your organisation will be required to enter into a formal funding agreement with the City of Cockburn. This agreement will contain a comprehensive set of provisions designed to protect the interests of the applicant organisation and the City of Cockburn.

General Undertakings and Conditions

If the application is successful these undertakings and conditions will form part of your contract with the City of Cockburn.
  1. We are prepared to undertake joint media promotion with the City.
  2. We recognise that special conditions may need to apply to the funding addressing relevant elements of the City’s Strategic Plan to compliment the organisation’s objectives.
  3. All funds expended will be as per items approved in this funding application.
  4. We agree to provide a report (including invoices) detailing the acquittal of the spent funds [on the form provided] within one month of the funds being spent.

5. Payment

If you Club is successful in receiving funding the City will request an invoice with the grant amount which will be paid as part of the City’s regular monthly payment run. 

6. Declaration

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