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.

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Funding Providers

Funding Opportunities

Woolworths invites netball clubs and associations across Australia to apply by telling us how your club or association would use the grant money.
There are 125 $2,000 grants available. 

The Community Group Futures program is specifically for not-for-profit organisations working in and for the benefit of communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

The Energy Efficient Communities Program – High Energy Using Business Grants provides businesses with grants of up to $25,000 to improve their energy efficiency. Grants may be used for equipment and component improvements, energy audits, feasibility studies and/or energy use and emission monitoring.
This grant opportunity is for high energy using businesses with an annual net energy consumption of more than 0.05 PJ per year.

Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment
Grants up to $1,000 to purchase uniforms or other equipment that is essential for participation, safety, or first aid equipment. 

Category 2: Skill Development
Grants to improve the skills of organisation members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees.
• Up to $2,000 for individual organisations.
• Up to $5,000 for leagues and associations 

Category 3: Organisation Operational Capacity Grants of up to $5,000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of organisations through strategic planning or to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities such as alternative, modified or pilot programs.

The Active Kids Grants have been established with the aim of providing every child with the active childhood they deserve, by supplying them with the equipment they need to participate in sporting activities. The grants will be focusing on volunteer run grassroots and community clubs with young members aged under 20, with priority given to clubs in disadvantaged and/or rural communities. 
Suggested grant values are up to $10,000.

VicHealth is offering grants of up to $3K, $10K or $50K for local organisations who can 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.
Applications open on 16th September 2020 at 9.00am. It is strongly suggested to apply early.

Striving to make a difference in your local community but need a financial leg-up? If your organisation is eligible, you can apply for a Budget Direct sponsorship of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000.
This one-off cash donation can be spent as your organisation sees fit.
Clubs are encouraged to apply, but they are unable to sponsor teams. 

This year, you can take part in the 2020 Not-fot-Profit Treasurers' Awards in one of two ways:

You can nominate anyone who has served as a treasurer of an Australian not-for-profit organisation at any time in the past 12 months; or
For your chance to win one of four $5,000 donations to your not-for-profit, simply tell us what lessons you have learned about surviving a crisis while fulfilling your role as treasurer in 2020.

Stream 2 - grants of up to $2,000 are available for associations and leagues and grants of up to $1,000 are available for individual clubs and community sporting and active recreation organisations. A top-up grant of $1,000 for associations and leagues and $500 for clubs and community sporting and active recreation organisations will be provided automatically to organisations who received a grant through the first funding round of this program – you will not need to re-apply to receive this funding.

Round 19
This grant is specifically for drought-affected communities. Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

Three tiers of grants are available:
Up to $20,000, 
Up to $60,000,
Up to $150,000.


Round 19 applications close 22nd October 2020.
Round 20 applications close 25th February. 2021.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.
There are two funding streams:
1) Small and Vital- up to $10,000
2) Bushfire Recovery- Up to $25,000 available. Programs that enhance the recovery of communities affected by the Bushfires are eligible to apply.
 
What can be funded?:
- Delivering, or providing activities, events, programs and services;
- Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
- Community infrastructure projects;
-Organisational capacity building;
Community resource development.

Striving to make a difference in your local community but need a financial leg-up? If your organisation is eligible, you can apply for a Budget Direct sponsorship of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000.
This one-off cash donation can be spent as your organisation sees fit.
Clubs are encouraged to apply, but they are unable to sponsor teams. 

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.
There are two funding streams:
1) Small and Vital- up to $10,000
Bushfire Recovery- Up to $25,000 available. Programs that enhance the recovery of communities affected by the Bushfires are eligible to apply. 

What can be funded?:
- Delivering, or providing activities, events, programs and services;
- Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
- Community infrastructure projects;
-Organisational capacity building;
Community resource development.

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 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. 

WorkSafe Safety Initiative Awards

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

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