Change Our Game Scholarship Program

Change Our Game Scholarship Program will boost the number of women on boards and other leadership positions by providing a new pathway.

The scholarships are targeted at women already working in sport and recreation organisations, who have fewer opportunities to set up and lead due to the male dominated nature of sport.

This program seeks to break down this barrier.

Applications can be submitted by:
  • State Sporting Associations
  • State Sport and Recreation Bodies
  • Regional Sports Assemblies
  • Local Government Authorities.
In order to be eligible for a Change Our Game Scholarship, nominated candidates must:
  • Identify as a woman
  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Live in Victoria
  • Be currently involved in either a paid or volunteer capacity in sport
  • Apply through an organisation, not as an individual.

For more information please visit – http://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/change-our-game-scholarship-program-0

For advice on the Change Our Game Scholarship Program, please contact GippSport Staff member Michelle Harris on 0458 145 596 or email: michelle@gippsport.com.au

The World Game Facilities Fund -closes on 30 May 2018

The World Game Facilities Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that assists local football (soccer) clubs and organisations to upgrade existing or develop new facilities across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Latrobe Valley Authority – Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants

The Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants Program aims to strengthen and build robust, resilient, sustainable and inclusive sport and recreation organisations in the Latrobe Valley region.

Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) recognise the role sport and active recreation plays in contributing to an ‘Active & Healthy’ region and these grants aim to assist local clubs and organisations improve their effectiveness and efficiency, build capacity, and identifying opportunities for the future.

A key focus for these grants will be to encourage the sport and active recreation sector to increase the opportunities for diverse and inclusive participation in all aspects of their organisation, including players, coaches, administration and leadership.

Applications will be open for two rounds in 2018:

  • Round 1, Applications Open – 26 February 2018, Applications Close – 23 March 2018
  • Round 2, Applications Open – 17 September 2018, Applications Close – 19 October 2018

No late applications will be considered.

For more information about the Latrobe Valley Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants and how to apply:
Visit – lva.vic.gov.au/sport-active-recreation-strategic-planning-grants/
Or contact David Roberts on 0468 431 731 or email david.roberts@lva.vic.gov.au

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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Emergency: sporting and recreational equipment – ongoing

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.

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Wellington Shire Council Quick Response Grants – always open

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)

Individual Sponsorship

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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