Available Grants


Sport and Recreation Victoria Grants:

For all Sport and Recreation Victoria Grants, please visit: http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding

Active Sport and Recreation Victoria Grants: Funding: Closing Date:
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. Up to $5,000 across 5 categories
11/05/2021
The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants funds one-off community level events that celebrate the role of women and girls in sport and active recreation. Available to support community sport and recreation organisations to deliver events that promote gender equality, activities do not have to be women-only events but can also include events that are open to the whole community. Up to $10,000
12/05/2021

The Community Sport Sector Short-Term Survival Package provides grants to support the operational viability of community sport and active recreation organisations impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Up to $2,500 18/05/2021

Together More Active provides grants that assist organisations in the sport and active recreation sector with initiatives that increase inclusive participation and enhance sector capability. 5 funding level categories are available between $20,000-$120,000 annually.

Up to $120,000 annually 28/05/2021

The Country Football and Netball Program provides funding to assist regional football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to upgrade and develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations.

Up to $150,000 22/06/2021

The Emergency Sporting Recreational Equipment grant provides assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage.

Up to $2000 30/06/2021

The Significant Sporting Events Program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria.

Up to $20,000 & $150,000 30/06/2022

The Community Motorsport Program is a dedicated motorsport investment program that provides grant opportunities through the Motorsport Club Assistance Category (focusing on developing club capacity, increasing engagement and building participation outcomes in motorsports) and the Infrastructure Upgrades and Equipment Category (providing funding to upgrade motorsport racing infrastructure and equipment that assists clubs deliver increased participation opportunities).

Up to $5,000 & $500,000 30/06/2022


VicHealth Grants:

For all VicHealth Grants, please visit: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding


Other Relevant Active Grants:

Provider: Grant: Funding: Closing Date:


Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund (SESF) scholarships are given to young athletes experiencing financial circumstances that would otherwise preclude them from participating at a representative level. Victorian school students, 10 years and over, with sporting potential consistent with competing at a state and national representative level, are encouraged to apply.
Up to $1,000 31/12/2021



The Australian Government established the CDG Programme in 2013. The program will be delivered under Outcome 3: Strengthening the sustainability, capacity and diversity of our cities and regional economies including through facilitating local partnerships between all levels of government and local communities; through reforms that stimulate economic growth; and providing grants and financial assistance.
Various 30/06/2026

Pledge to Your Club - Pledge your support to your local club to say you’ll be back on the court/pitch/oval when local sports returns. Sports Geek and INTIX have started this social enterprise project to drive support for local sports clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Various Ongoing
Sporting Schools provides a program for all primary schools and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools which helps schools increase children's participation and opportunities in sport.
Various Ongoing

Budget Direct wants to help groups throughout Australia in their efforts to build happy and healthy neighbourhoods. If your organisation is eligible, you can apply for a Budget Direct sponsorship of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000.
Up to $5,000 Ongoing
TITAN Website Grants helps charities and organisations establish or redevelop their websites. With the aim of boosting digital presence and maximising fundraising efforts, funding is available for 100 charities for a new feature-rich website, delivered by Joyful.org – and first $1,000 raised through new website will be matched.
Various Ongoing





The Australian Sports Foundation operates the Fundraising4Sport program which assists the development of sport in Australia. Specifically, the program aims to increase opportunities for Australians to: participate in sport and/or excel in sports performance.

Additionally, as the ASF’s role is to raise money for sport, they are launching a national campaign to help community clubs and organisations access funds to recover from COVID-19, but to do this they need your help. CLICK HERE for more.

N / A Ongoing

To be considered for a Boots For All Community Partner Sports Equipment Request, please complete the application listed below. All approved organisations/community programs will then be eligible to access the broad range of available inventory which includes sports equipment, footwear and apparel.

Variable Ongoing

As the SRV Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program has now closed, Red Cross is providing every sporting club, school and not for profit in Australia with an opportunity to access a $1600.00 subsidy to put towards the latest Lifeline VIEW Defibrillator package.

$1600 Ongoing
If you are an Indigenous Australian and require advice and / or assistance for getting your children into sport, please contact your Local Sporting Club or your Local Government Authority. For more information, you can contact Luke Isaacs, Manager | Aboriginal Programs | Sport, Recreation and Racing at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
N / A Ongoing



Sport Australia Resources:

Update on Sport Australia grants programs - as at 1 April 2020

What Makes a Good Grant Application?



Further Resources and Victorian Funding Opportunities:

Australian Institute of Grants Management

City of Melbourne Grants and Sponsorships

Funding Centre

Grant Connect

National Sporting Organisations

Our Community

Regional Sports Academies

Regional Sports Assemblies

Sports Central

Sports Community

State Government of Victoria - Sport and Recreation Grants

State Government of Victoria - Victorian Grants

State Sporting Associations

Victorian Local Councils

You can also try contacting your NSO, SSA and/or RSA as they might have specific grants available or be able to assist with your funding.


Government Partners

Preferred Suppliers