Sport And Recreation Sector

Sports & Recreation Application Pack


  1. Sports and Recreation sector Advert (Download Here)
  2. Sports and Recreation sector Guidelines (Download Here)
  3. Sports and Recreation sector Application form 1 (Download Here)
  4. Sports and Recreation sector Application form 2 (Download Here)
  5. Sports and Recreation sector Business And Budget Plan  (Download Here)
  6. Sports and Recreation sector Conduit Form (Download Here)
  7. Sports and Recreation sector Capacity Building Plan (Download Here)
  8. Sports and Recreation sector Grant Funding Agents Form (Download Here)
  9. Sports and Recreation sector Grant Application Disclosure Form (Download Here)
  10. Sports and Recreation sector Grant Funding Consent Form (Download Here)

Funding A Winning Nation


The NLC has injected over R4-billion into the development of sport and recreation over the last 16 years. We are committed to sports development from grassroots level, and to building a healthy, winning nation.


Equity, access and development are key themes in this sector which accepts applications from national sporting bodies, regional bodies, local sports clubs, recreational clubs and schools.

In the Sport and Recreation Distributing Agency considers funding for organisations that:

  • Enable more people to become involved in sports and recreation.
  • Assist disadvantaged communities to participate in sports and recreation activities.
  • Provide sports and recreation facilities that are accessible to communities.

In July 2010, regulations were published that require 50% of funding available for this sector to be directed to organisations that:

  • Develop sports and recreational facilities in order to nurture talent in rural areas.
  • Increase accessibility to sports and recreation facilities for all, including people with disabilities.

Within this framework, the emphasis may shift slightly from one call for applications to the next. Organisations wishing to apply should read the wording of each call for applications carefully.