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 2021-22 Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme will support the delivery of a new round of community sport and recreation infrastructure by providing organisations access to government guaranteed loans. Successful applicants will deliver community sport and active recreation infrastructure that contribute to the outcomes sought in the Active Victoria Strategic Framework.

Between $500,000 and $10 million 10/12/2021

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.

Between $750 and

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for funding through the Victorian Government’s Access for All Abilities 2021-23 program which aims to increase participation opportunities for people with disability to get involved in all aspects of sport and active recreation. All sport, recreation, local government and wider community-based organisations are called upon to find innovative ways for people of all abilities to get active, establishing connection to community and all the benefits it brings.

Between $30,000 and
$150,000 per project

Grassroots sport and active recreation clubs have a chance to heat up their efforts to score new uniforms and boost volunteer and coach training this summer, with a new round of the Sporting Club Grants Program now open. The program provides grants of up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness.

Between $1000 and $5000 depending on category 25/01/2022

The Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is a state-wide competitive Victorian Government program that provides a range of grant opportunities across five funding streams; Indoor Stadiums/Aquatic Facilities, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Community Facilities and/or Planning.

Up to $2 million 07/02/2022

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 $2,000 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:

Active VicHealth Grants: Funding: Closing Date:

The Big Connect is VicHealth's first major investment as part of Future Healthy with $5 million in funding available for 100,000+ projects that push the boundaries and challenge the status quo, helping young people feel more included and connected in their community.

$100,000 to $250,000 per project 07/12/2021

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

Other Relevant Active Grants:

Provider: Grant: Funding: Closing Date:

Women Sport Australia's CADBURY Get in the Game Grants will provide girls and women sports uniforms to organisations around Australia, breaking down one of the major barriers that often prevent female participation - the design and cost of uniforms.
Up to $5,000 10/12/2021

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