Water grants for sporting clubs

16 Jun 2020 News

The State Government recognises that some sporting clubs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions are still required to maintain playing surfaces, including watering large ovals etc. To support those clubs that have significant water bills to pay, the State Government will provide financial assistance towards water and sewerage bills issued between April and June 2020.


The grant is being funded from the Community and Jobs Support Fund as part of the State Government’s broader $650 million Jobs Rescue Package.

Eligible sporting clubs will receive a grant equivalent to 50 percent of the water and sewerage costs1 incurred in the eligible billing period^.

To be eligible for this grant, a sporting club must:

  • Be an incorporated sporting club in South Australia that maintains facilities and grounds2 that require significant water usage;
  • Have annual grouped Australian payroll of less than $1.5 million, and not be entitled to a payroll tax waiver under the State Government COVID-19 support measures;
  • Be responsible for paying an SA Water (or other water supplier) water and sewerage bill directly or explicitly required to pay for water as part of its lease arrangements e.g. the club makes a specific water contribution as part of its lease to the lessor.

^ Eligible sporting clubs that have received a $10,000 Small Business Grant will receive a Water Relief Grant equivalent to 50 percent of the water and sewerage costs1 incurred during the eligible billing period less the $10,000 Small Business Grant.

Eligibility will be determined based on an application.

Applications for this grant will be open until 31 July 2020.

Further information on the grant and application process is provided on the Water Relief Grant for Sporting Clubs page.