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 will provide grants to assist active recreation and sporting clubs to compensate for irrecoverable costs greater than $2,000 arising directly from the cancellation or postponement of events during the July 2021 lockdown.

Up to $2000 30/09/2021

The $13.5 million Community Cricket Program is a state-wide competitive Victorian Government investment program that provides a range of grant opportunities across two funding streams for Local Government Authorities.

Up to $100,000 22/09/2021

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 30/06/2022

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:


Sport Australia's Participation Grant Program will invest in innovative new programs that bring communities together and help more Australians enjoy the social, personal and health benefits participating in community sport and physical activity can deliver. $50,000 to $450,000 8/10/2021


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
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