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

LVA Participation Initiative Grants

June 21 2018, Gov Grants

The Latrobe Valley Sport and Active Recreation Participation Initiative provides seed grants of up to $75 000 with the key objective of increasing participation rates for targeted population groups that are currently under represented in sport and active recreation in the Latrobe Valley, which incorporates the Wellington Shire, Latrobe City and Baw Baw Shire. This […]

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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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Recreational Fishing Grants Program – large grants – closes 28 February 2019

October 5 2016, Gov Grants

This program provides grants from $5,001 up to $100,000 for projects in one or more of the following project areas: recreational fishing access and facilities; recreational fisheries’ sustainability and habitat improvement; recreational fisheries-related education, information and training; and recreational fisheries research Click here for more details Closes 28 February 2019 Ryan Evans

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Bass Coast Community Grants – next round closes 8 March 2019

September 9 2016, Gov Grants

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, […]

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Sporting Club Grants Program – closes 27 June 2018

January 27 2016, Gov Grants, News

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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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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