LVA Participation Initiative Grants

The Latrobe Valley Sport and Active Recreation Participation Initiative provides seed grants of up to $75 000 with the key objective of increasing participation rates for targeted population groups that are currently under represented in sport and active recreation in the Latrobe Valley, which incorporates the Wellington Shire, Latrobe City and Baw Baw Shire.

This participation initiative encourages the development of strategic partnerships to co-design and deliver innovative community projects that increase and sustain inclusive participation in both organised and informal sport and active recreation in the Latrobe Valley.

Guidelines and more information is available online at https://lva.vic.gov.au/participation-initiative-grants/

Applications close on 27 July 2018

VicHealth Active Club Grants – closes 8 March 2019

Round 2 of the VicHealth Active Club Grant program for 2018-2019 opened on 5 February and closes on 8 March 2019.

In 2016, VicHealth introduced an exciting new direction for Active Club Grants to get more people physically active through community sport, including two outcome areas:

Outcome area 1: Female participation:

  •  Almost half as many women take part in organised sport compared to men, and women are most likely to stop playing sport as teenagers.
  • There is more momentum in female sport than ever before, but we need to offer more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport at the community level.
  • VicHealth funding is available to support clubs to implement initiatives that will engage more women and girls in sport, including establishing new teams, programs or competitions specifically for women and girls.

Outcome area 2: Participation in social and modified forms of sport:

  • Many Victorians are looking for sport opportunities that fit within their lifestyle. Funding is available for clubs to establish a social or modified sport program for less active Victorians.
  • Social sport includes flexible, social and less structured opportunities, with a focus on fun and social interaction. Modified sport includes making changes to sports activities to best suit the needs and abilities of inactive or somewhat active people, and increase the accessibility of activities to a wider audience.

Grant details

Clubs can apply online from 5 February 2019 at www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

Latrobe Valley Authority – Community Facility Fund

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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Recreational Fishing Grants Program – large grants – closes 28 February 2019

This program provides grants from $5,001 up to $100,000 for projects in one or more of the following project areas:

Closes 28 February 2019

Bass Coast Community Grants – next round closes 8 March 2019

The Community Grants Program supports not-for-profit organisations to present a variety of projects and activities which enhance the social, cultural, environmental and economic development of the community. There are 3 categories of funding:

  • General Community Grant
    Up to $5,000 for equipment or other projects – to assist community groups with equipment, activities and promotion.
  • Festivals, Celebrations and Events Grant
    Funding up to $5,000 – to support community groups to run local community events.
  • Minor Capital Works Grant
    Funding up to $5,000 – to fund small-scale recreation reserve or community infrastructure developments.

Round One closes 8 March 2019.

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East Gippsland Shire Grants Program – closes 6 March 2019

The East Gippsland Shire Grants Program offers funding to support a wide range of services through its grants program.

The following categories of funding are available:

Community Projects (up to $5,000)

Arts and Heritage Projects (up to $5,000)

Regional and District Events Sponsorship (up to $10,000)

Round One opened on Wednesday 9 January 2019 and applications will be accepted up until Wednesday 6 March 2019. All grant applications must be submitted online using a grants managements program called Smartygrants.

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