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

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

April 12 2017, Gov Grants

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 […]

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Bass Coast Community Grants – next round closes 3 August 2018

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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Better Indoor Stadiums Fund – closes 6 August 2018

July 13 2016, Gov Grants

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 […]

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Latrobe City Council: Community Grants Program – closes 31 July 2018

May 23 2016, Gov Grants

The Latrobe City Community Grants Program is now open, with grants available under the following categories: Community Minor Capital Works (up to $5000) Community Development (up to $2000) Community Events (up to $2000) Venue Hire (up to $500) Applicants can find out more by attending a 1 hour info session: Traralgon Service Centre: 18 June […]

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Community Safety Fund grants – closes 27 June 2018

May 23 2016, Gov Grants

The Community Safety Fund grants provides funding of up to $10,000 for communities in Victoria to implement locally based crime prevention solutions. Victorian councils and community groups are eligible to apply. For sports clubs, this could include applications for security fencing, alarm systems for club rooms, security lighting and secure locks and gun safes. Closes […]

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East Gippsland Shire Grants Program – closes 1 August 2018

May 13 2016, Gov Grants

The East Gippsland Shire Grants Program offers funding to support a wide range of services through its grants program. The following categories of funding are available: Community Projects (up to $5,000) Arts and Heritage Projects (up to $5,000) Regional and District Events Sponsorship (up to $10,000) Round One 2018/19 opened on Wednesday 6 June 2018 and applications […]

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