The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers. Please note there is an extra Category this year – Category 4: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recovery
Sport and active recreation play an important role in the lives of Victorians. It provides settings for social interaction, sharing common interests, achieving personal bests and community inclusion.
Sporting clubs play a big part in shaping and supporting local communities. Being part of a sporting club provides a socially valued role for participants and creates a sense of community cohesion.
The Sporting Club Grants Program contributes to the Victorian Government’s sport and active recreation policy priorities and provides a single entry point for community sport and active recreation clubs to access funding that will assist in addressing a range of barriers to community participation right across the state.
For specific details on the program, including the objectives of the funding, the grant categories and amounts available and eligibility of applications, please refer to the guidelines below.
Program Guidelines – Click these links for further details –
The program has four funding categories –
Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment
Grants up to $1,000 to purchase uniforms or equipment that is essential for participation, safety or first aid equipment for immediate attention to injury that may occur participating in sport or active recreation.
Category 2: Skill Development
Grants to improve the skills of organisation members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees, including:
- Up to $2,000 for individual organisations.
- Up to $5,000 for leagues, associations or an organisation that collaborates with multiple organisations to deliver training for a broad range of participants.
Category 3: Organisation Operational Capacity
Grants up to $5,000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of organisations through strategic planning or, to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities such as pilot programs.
Grants to provide support to sport and active recreation organisations to be COVIDSafe and assist with return to play costs and initiatives, including:
- Up to $2,000 for community sporting and active recreation clubs.
- Up to $5,000 for leagues and associations affiliated with recognised state sporting associations or state sport and recreation bodies.