SANFL has partnered with the AFL and the South Australian Government to launch the SA Australian Football Facilities Fund to create welcoming and inclusive facilities for our football communities.

From state to local grassroots venues, the SA Australian Football Facilities Fund will enhance the capacity of facilities and football infrastructure for all user groups.

The creation of this Fund will enable SANFL, AFL and State Government to achieve our shared strategic vision of creating welcoming facilities, particularly through the provision of all gender change rooms for players, officials and umpires, as well as maximising venue capacities by improving the quality of ovals, lighting and supporting infrastructure.

The SA Football Facilities Fund provides funding to assist local governments, Australian Rules football clubs, umpiring associations, schools and tertiary education institutions to develop Australian Rules football facilities across South Australia.

The aim of the program is to:

Provide fit-for-purpose, inclusive and accessible facilities that cater for a diversity of participants, particularly all genders and all-ability participants, who wish to participate in our game

Maximise available carrying capacity of existing venues and the quality/functionality of supporting infrastructure

Develop increased supply through the construction of new ovals, especially in growth areas

Develop venues to support high-performance and talent pathways for players and umpires

Provide welcoming and functional facilities that enhance the experience for volunteers and spectators

Funding Amounts

The total budget for the SA Football Facilities Fund is $8,000,000 over three years.

A pool of approximately $2.66M will be available per year of the Fund, with up to $500,000 over three years made available for small projects to upgrade football-supporting infrastructure such as goalposts and scoreboards.

Larger projects such as changerooms and lighting will be eligible for a maximum grant of $150k, and a maximum of $50k for smaller projects such as goalposts and scoreboards

Applications for funding through the SA Football Facilities Fund can be submitted from noon on Monday, November 20.

Visit the following for more information about the fund and how to apply:

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