Resource Share

This page is for clubs to share documents and other useful material that can assist with running a club i.e. recruitment, grants, surveys, etc. 

If you would like to submit something to be shared on this page please send through to


Quarterly Digital President Forum

Quarterly Digital Member Forum


Paddles Up! Online Workshop Seminars



Counselling/Complaint Handling




Training/Learn to Paddle Program


Good Sports


Risk & Safety







Flood disaster recovery small business grant

Small businesses and not-for-profit organisations directly impacted by the NSW storms and floods from 19 February 2021 onwards or from 10 March 2021 onwards may be eligible for a flood disaster recovery grant of up to $50,000.

Government support is available in areas that have been included in natural disaster declarations due to the heavy storms and flooding. Assistance includes concessional interest rate loans for small businesses and non-profit organisations.

For more information and how to apply please see here and here.

Club GRANTS Category 2 Fund

To support general community development and support activities, such as junior sport/grassroots sport or veteran welfare activities. Further information here.

The Awesome Foundation

The Awesome Foundation is an international philanthropic organization devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Every month TAF award a no-strings-attached grant of $1,000 to a project deemed ‘Awesome.’

Projects include –Innovative ideas, ideas with passion and purpose, local projects and community benefit. Anyone is eligible for a grant —individuals, groups, and organizations alike. If you can fill out the application form, you can apply. More information here. Applications are always open.

Variety We Move Grant

To provide specialist disability equipment that will help increase physical development, independence and social inclusion for people with disabilities. More information here. Applications are always open.

Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program

The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program is aimed at providing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and associated equipment to NSW sport and recreation facilities and clubs.

Program closes: When funding allocation is exhausted or by 1pm on 23 February 2024 whichever is earlier. Click here for more information.


Grant Support Tips

Grants are very competitive, and the competition is only going to increase.

1.    Thoroughly read the funding guidelines.
2.    As you’re passionate about your sport, you know the benefits of participating in your sport but assume that the person who will read your application knows nothing about your sport. So, think objectively and adopt an attitude that your sport is the vehicle to achieve a certain outcome. 

For example, if you’re applying for a participation grant your description might be: Using as the vehicle, to run a program to encourage indigenous children aged 5-10 years old to become physically active.

An equipment grant such as a scoreboard, your description might be: Using , to enable all spectators, players and officials to know the game’s score at any stage in the game.
3.    After completing each section, ask yourself the following question: have I answered the question?
4.    Have another person read the application.
5.    Don’t leave it until the last minute to submit.


Play By The Rules

Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.

We encourage all clubs to engage their committees and coaches to complete any of their online training courses and utilise their resources particularly those on governance and complaint handing.

Find out more on the Play by the Rules website here.


Sports Community

Sports Community is an online provider of online training courses and committee resources for sport clubs. From videos, ebooks, webinars, templates, checklists and much more.

They have recently launched their Volunteer Toolkits which are targeted to specific committee roles such as the president, treasurer, secretary and more! Find more on the Sports Community website here.



Surf Life Saving NSW - First Aid Offer

DBNSW has team up with SLSNSW to provide all first aid and water safety at DBNSW regattas for the next 2 years.

As part of this partnership, SLSNSW would like to offer an exclusive offer to DBNSW members. So far individual members have collectively saved $2k thanks to this offer.

If your club would like to put your members through the first aid course, contact the team at SLSNSW here.


Member Protection Information Officer

Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO) have an important role to play at all levels of sport. The MPIO provides information about rights, responsibilities and options to an individual making a complaint or raising a concern in sport.

MPIO workshops are currently being delivered via video format (“webinar”) as a temporary alternative to face-to-face training. The webinar involves two 1-hour sessions and are currently free for sport and active recreation organisations.

The webinar consolidates online training and focuses on developing the skills needed to deal with people in the MPIO role. Topics covered include:
•    MPIO Roles and Responsibilities
•    Listening and responding effectively
•    Conflict of interest and impartiality
•    Communication and promotion of MPIO
•    Next steps action list
•    Useful resources and contacts

Please click here for the office of sport calendar where all upcoming courses are published.


Team Gear

Team Elite are the official Apparel Provider of Dragon Boats NSW. If your club would like Team Elite to deck your club out, contact or (07) 3151 0383.