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 Youth Aquatic Accreditation Program provides financial assistance to young people aged 17 to 25 years to undertake accreditation to ensure they are qualified to teach swimming and water safety. The new Program has been supported through the Victorian Budget 2022-23 to deliver the Victorian Government’s Our Promise, your future: Victoria’s youth strategy 2022-27.

Between $195 and $325 31/05/2024

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 31/05/2024

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 30/06/2024



VicHealth Grants:

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


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