$1000 Disability Access Funding, Bass Coast Shire – closes 28 July 2017

Funds of up to $1000 are currently available to assist local businesses and community organisations to increase the number of people with a disability accessing their business as customers, visitors, members or employees.

The grants are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Community Building Program of RuralAccess and supported by Council. The total amount of funding available is $5,000 allowing for at least 10 businesses or community organisations in Bass Coast to benefit from an increased customer or membership base as a result of improved access and inclusion for all.

To be eligible for this funding, local businesses or community organisations must:

  • Be located in Bass Coast
  • Develop a simple plan of intended actions to improve access and inclusion for people with a disability
  • Work in partnership with Council’s Community Facilitator – RuralAccess

Examples of potential projects for local businesses or community organisations to consider could include:

  • Improvements to physical access (ramps, signage, accessible toilets, illuminate nosing strips for stairs, colour contrasting paint for way-finding etc.)
  • Engaging a consultant to deliver Disability Awareness Training for staff/team/volunteers
  • Creating and printing large print menus, flyers or promotions for people with vision impairment
  • Taking part in a Communication Access Assessment to become more accessible for people with complex communication needs
  • Developing a disability action plan
  • Any other idea that will help people with a disability access their business and/or community organisation better

Funding applications close on 28 July 2017.

For more information and application forms, visit Bass Coast’s disability access funding

Sporting Club Grants Program – closes 19 July 2017

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.

Wellington Shire Community Grants – closes 1 August 2017

Community Assistance Grants Scheme encourages the development of initiatives in the community in line with Council’s vision, Wellington 2030, and the Council Plan. It aims to build on community capacity, encourage participation in cultural development and support community initiatives that promote participation and working together to maintain our community assets.

Community Assistance Grant applications are made available for not for profit community groups looking for funding of $2,001 – $5,000. 15 June – 1 August 2017.

For further information on grant categories, please visit Wellington Shire Council Community Assistance Grants page.

Country Football Netball Program – closes 26 July 2017

The Country Football and Netball Program provides funding to assist country football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations including: change room facilities for players and umpires of both genders; development or upgrading of football playing fields; development or upgrading of netball facilities; and development or upgrading of lighting facilities.  Clubs and associations can apply for funding by submitting an Expression of Interest to their local council and this should be discussed and completed as soon as possible. 

Up to $100,000 is available and applications close on 26 July 2017 with the Department of Health and Human Services.

For further information click here.


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Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) – ongoing

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

For more information click here.