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Better Ageing Fitness Development Subsidy Program

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 4:00PM 31 July 2020 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

Welcome to the City of Parramatta Council's online application management service, powered by SmartyGrants.


The Better Ageing Fitness Development Subsidy Program aims to upskill Sport, Fitness and Exercise professionals working in the Parramatta LGA to be able to engage or better engage with older adults. Funded by Sport Australia’s Move It AUS Better Ageing Grant the Subsidy Program’s objectives are to:

  • Increase the number of people who are qualified to deliver health and fitness classes to older adults.
  • Increase of the number of fitness providers who are bi- or multilingual and their capacity to work with older adults.
  • Offer a wider range of fitness and wellbeing activities for older adults in their communities.

We are accepting applications now with the following closing dates:

  • 4PM on 31 January 2020
  • 4PM on 17 April 2020
  • 4PM on 31 July 2020

Program Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Subsidy Program the following conditions must be met:

  • The Applicant must be a qualified Sport, Fitness or Exercise Professional who works or have plans to work in the Parramatta LGA.
  • The nominated professional development course must be recognised by Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), Physical Activity Australia (PAA), Fitness Australia or Australia Community Workers Association (ACWA).
  • The nominated course must be taken after the application submission date. Courses already taken or certifications already granted are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be over 18 years old.
  • Applicants can only receive one subsidy.

For queries, please contact us at and quote your submission number.


If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)



On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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