Sporting Club Grants Program applications open!

The latest round of Sporting Club Grants Program applications are now open!

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.

Sport and active recreation play an important role in the lives of Victorians. It provides settings for social interaction, sharing common interests, achieving personal bests and community inclusion.

Sporting clubs play a big part in shaping and supporting local communities. Being part of a sporting club provides a socially valued role for participants and creates a sense of community cohesion.

The Sporting Club Grants Program contributes to the Victorian Government’s sport and active recreation policy priorities and provides a single entry point for community sport and active recreation clubs to access funding that will assist in addressing a range of barriers to community participation right across the state.

It provides grants of up to $1,000 to purchase uniforms, equipment or immediate first aid supplies. That improves players’ and volunteers’ safety and also provides opportunities for more people to participate.

Grants of up to $2,000 and $5,000 are also available for training or developing the skills of club, league or association staff, and grants of up to $5,000 are available to support clubs to improve their operational effectiveness.

 

SPORTING CLUB GRANTS PROGRAM – APPLICATION DATES 2020-21

Round 2 Applications Open: 12 February 2021 2020-21

Round 2 Applications Close: 18 March 2021 at 5pm or until funding is exhausted

Outcomes to be notified within four to six weeks after an application is submitted and no later than May 2021

 

The program has four funding categories:

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 for immediate attention to injury that may occur participating in sport or active recreation.

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, associations or an organisation that collaborates with multiple organisations to deliver training for a broad range of participants.

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.

Category 4: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recovery

 

Grants to provide support to Victorian sport and active recreation organisations to be COVIDSafe and assist with return to play costs and initiatives. Organisations are eligible to apply under Category 4 in this round regardless of whether they received funding in the previous round.

  • up to $2,000 for community sporting and active recreation clubs; and
  • up to $5,000 for leagues and associations affiliated with recognised State Sporting Associations or State Sport and Recreation Bodies

For further information or to apply for a Sports Clubs Grant, please visit the Sport and Recreation Victoria website.

If you require assistance with understanding program criteria or with applying online, please contact the Sport and Recreation Victoria call centre on email grantsinfo@sport.vic.gov.au or phone 1800 325 206 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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