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Move It AUS – Participation Grant Program


This program aims to provide support to help organisations get Australians moving and to support the aspiration to make Australia the world’s most active and healthy nation.

The objectives of the program are:
- Getting inactive people moving in their local community.
- Building awareness and understanding of the importance of physical activity across all stages of life.
- Improving the system of sport and physical activity by targeting populations at risk of inactivity, across all life stages.
- Delivering ongoing impact through the development of sector capability (Stream 2 only).

There are two streams of funding available:
- Stream 1: Grants between $25,000 and $250,000 to fund local sport and physical activity organisations.
- Stream 2: Grants between $100,000 and $1 million to fund the delivery of large scale initiatives through National Sporting Organisations.

A total funding pool of $28.9 million is available over four years starting in 2018-19.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include:
1. Stream 1
- Sporting organisations (excluding National Sporting Organisations).
- Non-government organisations (NGO) including physical activity organisations (Entities must have been operating with a not-for-profit status for at least 12 months.).
- Local government organisations.

2. Stream 2
- National Sporting Organisations including National Sporting Organisations (NSO) and National Sporting Organisations for people with Disability (NSOD).

Primary applicants must be one of the following Australian entity types and must have been operating for 12 months or longer.

Eligible Activities

Eligible participation-based sport and physical activity projects may include (but are not limited to) activity that:
- Activates available research (through delivery) which results in the development of positive physical activity experience for one or more of the targeted population groups.
- Engages Australians that are currently inactive to increase physical activity levels within local communities. This includes women and girls; the early years (age 3-7) – focusing on the development of physical literacy, youth (ages 13-17), people from rural and remote communities, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, low-medium income households or low socio-economic status.
- Employs behaviour change principles and practices in their implementation and delivery.
- Addresses common barriers to participation (cost, time, access, delivery method) and employs common drivers (e.g. product design, market insights, and communication, workforce and delivery method).
- Activates the Move It AUS campaign within target population groups.
- Directly addresses priority initiatives in Sport 2030.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of eligible activities.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- Getting the inactive active (Stream 1 and 2 - 30%)
- Changing attitudes towards sport and physical activity (Stream 1 - 30% and Stream 2 – 15%)
- Project delivery (Stream 1 and 2 - 40%)
- Delivering the outcomes of “Building a more Active Australia” (Sport 2030) (Stream 2 only – 15%)

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of the assessment criteria.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- A for profit organisation
- An individual, partnership or trust
- A school
- A Commonwealth, State or Territory government agency or body (including government business enterprises but excluding the Australian Capital Territory)
- Stand-alone, one off events
- Catering
- Uniforms
- Indirect research costs
- Established projects that are already operating (and do not offer increased scope, reach or scale)
- Ongoing operational costs beyond the life of the Project
- High performance sport (including elite and representative sport)
- Purchase of capital assets (e.g. buildings, motor vehicles, furniture, digital technology)
- Infrastructure related projects
- Requests for retrospective funding
 - International travel

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Guidelines 2019-01-08 Download

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Status Pending
Opening Date 7 Jan 2019
Closing Date 18 Feb 2019
Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Min.Funding $25,000
Max.Funding $1M
Total Funding Pool $28.9M
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Training / Employment
Multicultural : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Sport : General
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Other - Not Listed
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier Federal
Department of Health
Program Administrator
Australian Sports Commission (ASC)
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