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:
Applications are now open for the second round of the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme (CSILS). The 2020 CSILS will support the delivery of a new round of community sport and recreation infrastructure by providing organisations access to government guaranteed loans.
$500,000 - $10mil 15/12/2020

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

Up to $750
&
$1,000
&
$1,500
20/12/2020

The Community Cricket Program is a state-wide competitive Victorian Government investment program that provides a range of grant opportunities for LGAs and Alpine Resort Boards.

Up to $100,000 01/02/2021

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

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

Up to $1000 & $6000 Closed. New round opening soon

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 Ongoing


VicHealth Grants:

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

Active VicHealth Grants: Funding: Closing Date:
VicHealth's Reimagining Health: A VicHealth Partnership Grant round will provide a total funding pool of $2.5 million to support Victorians hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Through the grants, VicHealth will work with local partners to fund local solutions to support young people (aged 0-25 years) or Victorians experiencing disadvantage, by creating meaningful social connection, providing opportunities for physical activity or by addressing food security issues.
Up to $3,000, $10,000 or $50,000 27/10/2020


Other Relevant Active Grants:

Provider: Grant: Funding: Closing Date:

Do you have an idea to get your community active? The Heart Foundation, through their Active Australia Innovation Challenge, has up to ten $10,000 grants for new, innovative programs that get more people moving in schools, universities or local community groups.
$10,000 12/10/2020

October is defibrillator awareness month. This "Shocktober" St John's Ambulance Victoria is giving away a Philips Heart Start HS1 defibrillator valued at $2395 to one Victoria organisation who needs a helping hand. "Shocktober" is a timely reminder for everyone to not just consider COVID safety when reopening after easing of restrictions, but also to consider how to keep staff and customers safe in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest (one of the leading causes of Australian deaths).
Various 30/10/2020


The Para-sport Equipment fund is a joint initiative of Paralympics Australia and Sport Australia, supported by Paralympics Australia’s sponsors and donors. It is designed to provide opportunities for Australians with disabilities to participate and compete in Para-sport by addressing some of the most significant challenges faced by Para-athletes and programs; the costs associated with obtaining Para-sport equipment, which in many cases must be customised for the participant.
Variable 6/11/2020



Damien Greer Lawyers is inviting organisations via a closed non-competitive process to apply for a $1,000 Community Grant in 2020. The Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant program recognises and celebrates organisations that strive to make a positive impact within their local community.
$1,000 15/11/2020


The extension of the Drought Communities Programme provides funding of $250 million over three years from 2018-19 to eligible councils to deliver immediate economic stimulus and other benefits to targeted drought-affected regions of Australia. The program will support local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities who have been impacted by drought.
From $25,000 31/12/2020



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