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

Small Grant Program - Still time to Apply. 
This Grant is a direct injection of funding into our netball communities, designed to support our Associations and members to return to court in 2021. We also want to thank you for your support and sacrifices this year. Your association can apply for this through a grant style application.

There are no particular criteria for the two grant levels. If your program will cost under $2,000, then you can apply for level 1 funding. If you believe it will be higher, than apply for level 2. Successful leagues and associations will be asked to submit an acquittal in 2021 to show how the funds were spent. All applications must be received by Sunday 29 November to be considered​.

Clubs, Associations and State Sporting Organisations are encouraged to apply. 
The 2020 CSILS will support the delivery of a new round of community sport and recreation infrastructure by providing organisations access to government guaranteed loans between $500,000 and $10 million. Successful applicants, delivering community sport and active recreation infrastructure that respond to issues identified in the sport and recreation industry and that contribute to the outcomes sought in the Active Victoria Strategic Framework will be granted low-interest loans though Treasury Corporation Victoria with Sport and Recreation Victoria subsidising interest repayments.

The Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program provides grants to assist Aboriginal Victorians to participate in Aboriginal sport carnivals, buy sports uniforms and equipment, as well as funding for travel and accommodation expenses for athletes to compete in state and national competitions.

CATEGORY 1 – Aboriginal Sport Carnivals
Grants up to $1,500 for travel and accommodation costs for teams to compete in State-wide or National Carnivals.

CATEGORY 2 – Uniforms or Equipment
Grants of up to $1,000 for individuals, teams, clubs and associations to purchase sporting uniforms and/or equipment.

CATEGORY 3 – Athlete Participation Support
Grants of up to $750 for athletes and coaches to assist with travel and accommodation costs to compete or train in regional, state and national competitions or representative teams.

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.

TTTT program gives drought affected communities across rural, regional and remote Australia the opportunity to access funds that benefit their immediate and long term needs. Grants are available for grassroots, community led initiatives that directly benefit local communities.

This 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

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


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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