The Victorian Government has established a Latrobe Valley Community Facility Fund to support projects that will improve the amenity and liveability of the Latrobe Valley. In particular, projects that will bring people and jobs and improve the life of community members will be well regarded.
The aim of the Fund is to facilitate civic renewal that will help to make the Latrobe Valley a great place to live and work and to improve the health and wellbeing of those who live here
One of the funding streams – Active Latrobe Valley (Stream 4) – is relevant to sports clubs. This program stream will support projects designed to make communities a healthier place to live, concentrating on sport and recreation, including open space improvements for families, residents and visitors to enjoy. Supported projects may include (but are not limited to):
- Parks, playgrounds and passive recreational area development;
- Recreational precinct upgrades;
- Sporting facilities and precincts;
- Rail trails and walking tracks; and
- Bicycle paths.
Active Latrobe Valley will provide up to $1 million for projects under this stream.
Please note that all projects will be required to be endorsed/supported by the relevant Local Government Authority.
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This program provides opportunities for Indigenous Athletes.
Funding: EITAAP funding is available to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses only. Eligible sportspersons can apply for up to:
- a maximum of $1,000 per financial year for eligible national championships; and
- up to a maximum of $3,000 per financial year for eligible international competitions.
Applications are ongoing
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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.
Funding up to $2,000.
Applications are ongoing and accepted up to three months after the loss of damage.
Minor Community Events
Applications will be considered for events that celebrate the community, or aspects of culture and identity. Applicants must aim to bring the community together to actively engage them in an event or activity. ($0-2,000)
Minor Community Projects
Applications will be considered for projects that fulfil a demonstrated community need, or benefit to the community ($0-2,000)
Minor Community Facilities
Applications will be considered for minor capital works projects and maintenance on community facilities. Playing surface improvements and lighting projects are also considered to be capital works items. Built in or fixed equipment may also be considered for funding. This does not include portable items. ($0-2,000)
Provides assistance to allow individuals to participate in activities and events as representatives of the Wellington Community. Successful applications will be able to demonstrate a community benefit that will be achieved by sharing information and skills learnt through their experiences. ($0-$500)
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The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 (be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated sporting championship) towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.
Grant applications are assessed 3 times each year. It may therefore take five-six months before you are notified of the outcome of your application.
Round Opening & Closing Dates:
1 July 2017 – 31 October 2017
1 November 2017 – 28 February 2018
1 March 2018 – 30 Jun 2018
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The Significant Sporting Events Program will help sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria.
Event Assistance Grant: Up to $20,000
Event Development Grant: Up to $300,000
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