There are various funding bodies that provide grants to local sporting Clubs and Associations. Grants are available to upgrade facilities, develop skills, purchase equipment or support athletes.

Below is a list of such grants or websites to help you search for funding that suits your particular needs. This page is constantly updated when new funding or grants become available.

Funding grants become active at various times throughout the year. Guidelines are available when funding is open.

VicHealth Active Club Grants

These grants provide funding for sports injury prevention and management equipment; and essential sporting equipment/items. Grants of up to $3000 (excl. GST) per application are available.

Sport and Recreation Victoria
Find information about all the grant programs administered by the Department of Planning and Community Development.

Our Community Grants
Share in billions of dollars of Federal and State Government, philanthropic and corporate grants funding.

Australian Sports Commission
The ASC supports a wide range of programs designed to develop sporting excellence and increase participation and achievement by all Australians.

Existing Grants

Sporting Club Grants Program

The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers.

WorkSafe Safety Initiative Awards

Netball Victoria in conjunction with WorkSafe Victoria will continue to reward good safety practices in leagues and clubs throughout the WorkSafe Country Netball League in 2017.

Please note: Applications for 2016 have closed. Watch this space for updates on how to apply in 2017.

WorkSafe Club Safety Fund

Netball Victoria in conjunction with WorkSafe Victoria continues to reward good safety practices in Leagues and Clubs throughout the WorkSafe Country Netball League. The objective of the WorkSafe Club Safety Fund is to provide financial support at a local level to assist with occupational health and safety initiatives to improve safety. Funding to support various safety projects is available. Find out more

Country Football and Netball Program

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 including: change room facilities for players and umpires of both genders; development or upgrading football playing fields; development or upgrading of netball facilities; development or upgrading of lighting facilities.

Defibrillators For Local Sports Clubs

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provided $2.7 million to deliver the life-saving devices. A grants program encouraging clubs to apply will open in the new financial year.

Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

The Community Sports Infrastructure Funding Program helps provide high quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria. Read more.

Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program

The Elite Athlete Travel Grant Program provides grants to assist elite Victorian athletes to travel to compete at national championships or international events.

Emergency Grant: Sport and Recreational Equipment

These grants provide 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.

Sports Incentive Program

This promotes an opportunity to partner with an LGA. Applicants can register projects to collect donations using the ASF’s tax deductible status and receive consideration for discretionary grants from the ASF.