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.

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Current Available Grants

Defibrillators for sporting clubs and facilities program – closes 22 December 2017

November 13 2017, Gov Grants, News

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 six years of essential […]

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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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Sporting Club Grants Program – closes 24 January 2018

January 27 2016, Gov Grants

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 […]

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

October 6 2015, Gov Grants

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 […]

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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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