Sport and Recreation Program HomeLiving HereGrants and FundingSport and Recreation Program Sport and Recreation Program The Sporting and Recreation Assistance Program aims to provide financial assistance to local sports people, teams or nonsporting individuals who reside in the Western Downs Regional Council area. To participate in approved representative sporting competitions at a National or International level in their respective fields; or To attend recreation (non sporting) events or undertake activities that are deemed by the Western Downs Regional Council to be of value to its communities and/or to be of State, National or International significance. Council will consider allocating funds in each annual budget. For this funding program there are no set rounds as funding is available throughout the year. However, Sporting and Recreation Assistance will only be available while such funds set aside in Council’s annual budget for this purpose remains unexpended. Please refer to Council’s Community Grants Policy for eligibility, assessment criteria and other requirements. Create your online application through Smarty Grants now! Our Online Grants Platform is powered by Smarty Grants, making it easier and faster for our dedicated community groups to apply for grants.