Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

CUP Rural and Regional Sports Development Program

Community University Partnerships

The CUP Rural and Regional Sports Development Program is a small grants program (generally $500 - $1,000) to assist young rural sportspeople or teams to attend regional, national or other one-off events, to assist community sporting groups to host regional, national or other one-off events in CSU's campus regions, and to provide equipment to assist young people who have difficulty meeting the cost of participation in sports programs. 

Following feedback from our communities in 2016, the Rural and Regional Sports Development Program has been split into two rounds, summer and winter, to better accommodate the funding requirements of recipients to tie into seasonal sports. Sports that are not seasonal remain eligible to apply in either round, and the same reporting process will apply to successful applicants.

Community and sporting organisations and educational institutions (e.g. schools) may apply for a grant in this Round.


Estimated Funding 2017: Up to $25,000 across all CSU campus communities
Applications Open: Summer - 1 May 2017
Winter - 4 September 2017
Applications Close:Summer - 31 May 2017
Winter - 2 October 2017
Application: Guidelines

Instructions for online application form

Online application form (first or new applications)

CUP application portal (returning to a saved application)
Project Report Due:Following the conclusion of the sporting season or 12 months after the applicants receipt of grant funding.
CUP Project Report Template
Image Release Form - Groups
Image Release Form - Individuals