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:
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Or contact David Roberts on 0468 431 731 or email

Latrobe Health Assembly Health Innovation Grant Program – closes 9 March 2018

Latrobe Health Assembly (LHA) invites individuals, community groups, sporting clubs, not-for profit organisations and businesses living, working or studying in Latrobe City to apply for a Health Innovation Grant. A grant may provide up to $10,000 plus GST for a project that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Latrobe City community.

All grant applications must support the implementation of projects that reflect ONE of the following Priorities and Focus Areas.

Pride of Place –  Build confidence, esteem and celebration in the community  Increase community connectedness and engage the disengaged  Help improve the quality of the natural and built environments  Enhance Latrobe Valley community reputation  Build community support and improve community safety  Increasing employment / Education opportunities

Make the Move –  Promote participation and incidental activity for high risk groups  Improve opportunities and environments for physical activity  Increase knowledge of importance of physical activity  Promote healthy eating  Improve opportunities and environments for healthy eating

Children, Family & Young People –  Promote good health to get the best possible start in life  Improve early learning outcomes  Support families in need and the welfare of children and youth  Raise awareness and support for mental health conditions

Chronic Illness & Wellness  Improve the continuity of care for people with chronic conditions  Prevent chronic illness developing and further problems occurring  Support those with and developing mental health conditions  Help people with chronic conditions to live life to the full

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Closes 9 March 2018

VicHealth Active Club Grants – closes 2 March 2018

Round 2 of the VicHealth Active Club Grant program for 2017-2018 opened on 30 January 2018 and closes on 2 March 2018.

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 30 January 2018 at

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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Bass Coast Community Grants – next round closes 9 March 2018

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 9 March 2018

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South Gippsland Shire Council Community Grants Program – closes 31 March 2018

The South Gippsland Shire Council Community Grants Program aims to support community initiatives that enhance the quality of life, heritage, recreation and cultural opportunities for South Gippsland residents. Funding is available in the following categories:

  • Minor projects and equipment = Up to $5,000
  • Celebrations, festivals and events = Up to $5,000
  • Major projects = Up to $10,000
  • Planning and development studies = Up to $10,000

The first round of funding closes 31 March 2018

The South Gippsland Shire Council also has Quick Response Grants and Small Emergency Grants available.

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