Funding Opportunities

Funding and grants

There are various funding bodies that provide grants to local sporting clubs and associations to assist with upgrading facilities, developing skills, purchasing equipment or supporting athletes.

Open Grants

The Bennelong Foundation aims to enhance community wellbeing and provide opportunities for positive and lasting change in their community.

The 2021–22 Multicultural Community Infrastructure Fund (MCIF) offers grants to Victoria’s culturally diverse communities to help upgrade, renovate and maintain community infrastructure.

Grants and community forums to support Victorian local councils, not-for-profit organisations and other stakeholders to deliver innovative projects to address the causes of crime and improve community safety.

PacificAus Sports welcomes applications from Pacific and Australian sports organisations working in partnership to create opportunities for talented Pacific athletes and teams to access high performance coaching, competitions, and facilities.

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

Bushfire Recovery Grants for Community Facilities have been established to support local organisations to repair and improve damaged or destroyed community facilities in fire affected communities.
The maximum amount of funding available is $50,000. 

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

The Emergency Sporting Equipment Grant Program helps Victorian sport and active recreation community organisations replace Essential Sports Equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of unpreventable and exceptional events such as fire, flood, significant storms, theft or criminal damage. 

Ongoing grants

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe.
The Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. 

The Reece Grant will be directing all funds raised to projects dedicated to the Bushfire Rebuild. The total pool of funding available is $150,000. 

This grant program will provide organisations in Darebin, Moreland and Yarra Councils with funding for projects that directly respond to the impacts of COVID-19. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate:
Building Community Resilience
Developing Organisational Resilience and Capacity
Fostering Cultural Vibrancy 

Global Fund for Women invests in women's groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. They strengthen women-led groups by providing grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year for operating and project expenses. 

They provide flexible, core-support grants for operating and program expenses, give multi-year grants as often as possible, and offer travel and event organizing grants to support knowledge-exchanges and convenings.

General Support Grants, Travel Grants and Crisis Grants are available. 

How to win a grant

Securing a grant requires a lot of effort and hard work. Sports Community has compiled a number of resources to help put you ahead of the pack. Click here for more information.

    There are various funding bodies that provide grants to local sporting clubs and associations to assist with upgrading facilities, developing skills, purchasing equipment or supporting athletes. Funding opportunities are available at both the national and state level and also remember to check your local council’s website for community grants relating to the sporting sector.

     

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