The sports tourism event grant program provides funding and/or in-kind assistance to support eligible organisations to develop and deliver successful sports tourism events that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the region’s economic prosperity, community wellbeing and diverse lifestyle. A 'sports tourism event' is a sporting event of regional significance that provides economic, social and promotional opportunities for the region. They will be of high profile and/or attract/have the potential to attract significant numbers of participants and/or spectators to the region.

To allow for assessment and approval timeframes applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application at least three (3) months prior to the event start date.

Council’s suite of community grants is moving online. Council is teaming up with the SmartyGrants software platform. Those new to SmartyGrants are required to establish a username and password before they can commence an application, and Council staff are willing to assist new users with this step. SmartyGrants offers many advantages to users including the ability to attach required documents when submitting the application. Regular grant subscribers may already be familiar with SmartyGrants, and for those that aren’t, Council is willing to meet with community groups and organisations to provide a simple overview of the system. Advice and assistance on applying for Council grants can be obtained by contacting Council on 131 872.

How to apply

  1. Read the Sports Tourism Event Grant Program Guidelines.
  2. If eligible, fill in the SmartyGrants online application form


Application help

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their application prior to completion of the online form or submission. This provides the best opportunity to be considered for support.

Applicants can attend a community grant workshop or make appointments to see appropriate staff for advice. Contact us to make appointments.


Related information

Online statistical tool (providing information on the Toowoomba region's population and economic breakdown)