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 Significant Sporting Events Program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria. $20,000 for Event Assistance Grants is available to assist with general operational costs associated with hosting events, $150,000 for Event Development Grants is available to develop or expand events, or for events with high operational costs and $20,000 for Strategic Event Planning Grants is available to State and National Sporting bodies to assist with the development of sport strategic event plans that seek to identify future events that could be hosted in Victoria.

Between $20,000 and $150,000 N/A

The Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program provides grants to assist Aboriginal Victorians to participate in Aboriginal sporting carnivals, buy sports uniforms and equipment, as well as funding for travel and accommodation expenses for athletes to compete in state and national competitions.

Three categories between $250 and $2,500 10/07/2024

The All Abilities Workforce and Sector Support Program 2024-27 aims to grow, educate and upskill the sport and active recreation workforce and provide more opportunities for people with disability to participate in sport and active recreation, including paid and volunteer roles in regional Victoria.

Up to $2 million across two streams 18/07/2024

The Sustainable Volunteer Workforce Program 2024-2027 will provide grants for initiatives which aim to build a sustainable volunteer workforce and support volunteer engagement, retention and find ways to better support the workforce to deliver sport and active recreation in regional Victoria.

Up to $450,000 over 3 years 19/08/2024

Strengthening Regional Community Sport 2024-2027 will provide grants to support delivery of local, ‘place based’, strategic projects that help to increase participation on and off the sporting field, and build a variety of stronger, more resilient, self-sufficient and sustainable sports across regional Victoria.

Up to $300,000 over 3 years 09/09/2024

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

Up to $1,000 31/05/2025

VicHealth Grants:

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

Active VicHealth Grants: Funding: Closing Date:

Growing Healthy Communities Grants of up to $150,000 are available from a total funding pool of $4 million to deliver programs over two years that address the question: How do we break down the barriers for children, young people and their families to be as healthy as possible?

Applications must respond to one or more of the following challenges: Active, Inclusive and Connected Neighbourhoods, Local Food Systems and/or Cultural Safety.

Three tiers: $10,000-$35,000, $35,001-$50,000 and $50,001-$150,000 31/07/2024

Other Relevant Active Grants:

Provider: Grant: Funding: Closing Date:

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
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

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.

N / A 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

Guide to supporting your grant application with strong evidence

Further Resources and Victorian Funding Opportunities:

City of Melbourne Grants and Sponsorships

Funding Centre

Grant Connect

National Sporting Organisations

Our Community

Regional Sports Academies

Regional Sports Assemblies

State Sporting Associations

Sports Central

Sports Community

State Government of Victoria - Sport and Recreation Grants

State Government of Victoria - Victorian Grants

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