Community Sports Infrastructure Fund – project proposal due by 25 June 2018

The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund provides grants for planning, building new, and improving existing facilities where communities conduct, organise and participate in sport and recreation. Funding is available under the following categories:
•Better Pools* – Grants of up to $3 million to build new or upgrade existing aquatic centres;
•Major Facilities* – Grants of up to $800,000 to develop or upgrade major sport and recreation facilities;
•Small Aquatic Project* – Grants of up to $250,000 to upgrade pools and aquatic leisure facilities;
•Minor Facilities** – Grants of up to $250,000 to develop or upgrade local sport and recreation facilities;
•Planning – Grants of up to $30,000 to fund initiatives that assess the future sport and recreation needs of local communities, and up to $50,000 for regional planning initiatives.

It is important to read the guidelines as soon as possible as discussions are required with Sport and Recreation Victoria and/or your local council before proceeding with an application.

Guidelines and other information can be found here.

Better Indoor Stadiums Fund – closes 6 August 2018

The Better Indoor Stadiums Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that helps provide indoor multi-sports stadiums across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.  The fund assists in meeting the community demand for indoor sport and recreation participation opportunities.

Indoor multi-sports stadiums are indoor facilities that are purpose-built for traditional indoor sports such as badminton, basketball, netball and volleyball.  In addition, these facilities can also be used for a range of other physical activities including futsal (indoor soccer), table tennis, gymnastics, calisthenics and dance, as well as community based programs and local and regional sporting events.

Only local government authorities can apply directly to Sport and Recreation Victoria for funding of up to $3 million from this program. Community organisations are advised to contact their local council to further discuss project proposals.  Councils may auspice projects on behalf of community organisations.

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Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program – closes 20 June 2018

The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automated external defibrillator (also known as an ‘AED’) for their club or sports facility.

Successful applicants receive an ‘Automated External Defibrillator Package’. The package includes a high quality defibrillator, some basic training and a minimum of five years of essential maintenance. This package will be provided by a qualified contractor engaged by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Applications close Wednesday 20 June 2018.

For further information, please click here.

Shooting Sports Facilities Program – Closes 30 May 2018

The Shooting Sports Facilities Program (Round 3) is a Victorian Government funding program that provides funding support for projects that improve the quality and sustainability of shooting sports facilities and activities across Victoria.

The 2017/18 budget announcement of an additional $1 million towards the continuation of the Shooting Sports Facilities Program follows an initial $12.48m investment made by the Victorian Government during 2014-2016 and brings Government investment into the shooting sports sector to $13.48 million.

The objectives of the Shooting Sports Facilities Program (Round 3) are to:

  • Increase access and opportunities for participation in shooting sports in a safe and friendly environment
  • Improve the quality of shooting sports facilities
  • Enhance the shooting activities and programs for shooting sports participants
  • Improve the sustainability of Victoria’s shooting clubs, ensuring the long-term viability of shooting sports in Victoria.

Please click here for further information.

Sporting Club Grants Program – closes 27 June 2018

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.

The program has four funding categories:

Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment

Grants up to $1000 to purchase uniforms or other equipment essential for participation.

Category 2: Skill Development

Grants up to $2000 to improve the skills of club members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees.

Category 3: Club Operational Capacity

Grants up to $5000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of clubs through strategic planning or, to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities.

Category 4: Aboriginal Participation

Grants up to $1000 for uniforms, equipment, up to $2000 for skills development training and up to $750 for travel.

For further information on eligibility, what types of activities might be funded, application process and how to apply, please visit the Sporting Clubs Grant Program webpage.

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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