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 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants will fund one-off community level events that showcase and celebrate the role of women and girls in sport and active recreation. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to increase the capacity of community sport and recreation organisations to deliver events that promote gender equality.
Up to $5,00028/04/2019
The Country Football and Netball Program provides funding to assist country football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations.
Up to $100,0003/06/2019
The Change Our Game Research Grant Program is a Victorian Government funding program that assists Victorian researches to undertake research relating to women and girls in sport and active recreation. This program is open all year, with the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation intending to assess applications within a month of being received.
Up to $25,000Ongoing until 2020

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

Up to $20,000 & $150,000Ongoing until 30/06/2022
Access for All Abilities (AAA) is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria to support and develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout Victoria.N / AOngoing

The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level.

Up to $1000 & $6000Closed - new round opening early 2020

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 $2000Ongoing
The SRV Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme provides organisations access to a low interest loans rate between $500,000 up to $10 million to deliver community sport and recreation infrastructure. The innovative $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme was announced as part of the 2018-19 Victorian Budget as part of a broader approach to increase infrastructure investment.

VariableClosed - new round opening soon

VicHealth Grants:

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

Active VicHealth Grants:Funding:Closing Date:
Innovation Challenge: Physical Activity grants are available to Victorian councils and sporting bodies to test and refine innovative ideas over 18 months. Victorian councils and sporting bodies can apply for a share of $500,000 to increase levels of physical activity in their community. In 2019-20, The Challenge projects will need to address either of the following areas; more sport for everyone, & more women and girls physically active.
Up to $150,000 each18/04/2019
The VicHealth Bright Futures Challenge kicked off in 2016 and has brought Victorian local councils together with young people and other partners to develop solutions that can promote community and young people's resilience, social connection and mental wellbeing. The Bright Futures Challenge is now entering its third phase with a focus on Councils integrating the learnings and achievements of the earlier phases. VicHealth invites Victorian councils to apply to become an 'Integration Host' in this next highly innovative phase of the Challenge.

Other Relevant Active Grants:

Provider: Grant: Funding: Closing Date:
Women in Sport Photo Action Awards (WISPAA) - COMPETITION
WISPAA aims to generate greater recognition and respect for the skill, strength and athleticism of women actively participating in sport. Open to both Amateur and Professional photographers for action photos of a woman or women actively participating in sport. Winners will receive e-Vouchers thanks to competition sponsor Nikon.
Fantastic prizes thanks to Nikon30/04/2019
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.
The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.
During each round of the Hyundai A-League season, one match is designated as the ‘Goals for Grassroots’ game. In this match, the selected junior club is issued with an array of match day benefits, including match tickets, and receives a guaranteed $1,000 grant plus an additional $1,000 for every goal that the home team scores (up to a maximum of $10,000 per game).
Up to $10,000 per gameOngoing
Sport4Everyone is a grants program of the Australian Sports Foundation, funding projects and activities that increase participation in grassroots and community sport through small grants.
Up to $10,00022/04/2019
Sporting Schools is a $200 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children's participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities.
VariableOpens: 27/05/2019 Closes: 7/06/2019

National Officiating Scholarships from the Australian Sports Commission provide a range of initiatives and resources to assist high performance officials in their continued education and development.

N / AOngoing

The ASF 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 / AOngoing

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.


The Ballarat Sports Foundation Inc (BSF) is a non-profit community project that aims to encourage participation in a healthy lifestyle and support local sportspeople helping them to achieve in their chosen sport.

N / A 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

Sport Australia Resources:

What Makes a Good Grant Application?

Further Resources and Victorian Funding Opportunities:

Australian Institute of Grants Management

Funding Centre

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