Community Grants

Following the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, Football Australia has launched the Growing Football Fund to support the continued growth of women’s football across Australia.

Through the Growing Football Fund, supported by CommBank, community clubs and associations will have access to a grant of up to $5,000 to support initiatives and programs that look to develop and/or promote women's and girls’ football for the upcoming season.

Round one of grant applications is open from 8 November to 15 December 2023, with grants to be announced in February 2024.


Provide tangible support to Clubs and Associations, with a focus on initiatives, programs and activities that look to attract or retain women and girls in football.

Application process

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Step 2: Gather Information

Step 3: Apply Online

Download a template copy of the Application form here

It is highly recommended that applicants initially fill out the above application template and subsequently then transfer the information to the application form. This precaution is taken to account for any potential technical difficulties and to prevent the loss of your work/answers.

Key Dates

Applications Open9am AEDT, Wednesday 8 November 2023
Applications Close5pm AEDT, Friday 15 December 2023
Announcement of successful ApplicantsFebruary 2024

Grant Guidelines

The Growing Football Fund grant guidelines and funding conditions can be found in the below document. The Guidelines provide information on all things related to the grant, including eligibility criteria, type of activities that will or will not be funded, assessment criteria and more. Any club or association wishing to apply for the Growing Football Fund must review these guidelines.

Download a copy of the Grant Guidelines here

Frequently Asked Questions