Government Grants

Grants are one of a valuable range of fundraising options available to sporting clubs, the others being sponsorship and internal fundraising. Sporting clubs are encouraged to maintain an annual diary as many grants are often released each year. This will mean you are well prepared when grants come up.

It’s important that clubs realise that grants are not a hand-out, but rather are attached to the achievement of desired outcomes as specified by the funding body. Clubs need to be careful not to ‘grant grab’ for the sake of it but rather think about the club’s future directions and how a grant project could support this.

Helpful Information

Don’t forget that our GippSport program coordinators are funded to provide assistance to clubs in applying for grants. If you have any questions or require assistance with the application please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

To search for Victorian Government Grants click here.

Current Available Grants

Change Our Game Scholarship Program

April 23 2018, Gov Grants

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 […]

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The World Game Facilities Fund -closes on 30 May 2018

March 26 2018, Gov Grants

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. The fund aims to support local football (soccer) clubs and organisations, with grants of up to $250,000 for projects such as lighting, pitch […]

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Latrobe Valley Authority – Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants

February 26 2018, Gov 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 […]

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Latrobe Valley Authority – Community Facility Fund

May 31 2017, Gov Grants

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 […]

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Emergency: sporting and recreational equipment – ongoing

October 6 2015, Gov Grants

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 […]

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Wellington Shire Council Quick Response Grants – always open

July 28 2015, Gov Grants

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 […]

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