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

Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program – closes 6 March 2018

January 27 2016, Gov Grants

The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level. Support is available to assist community sport and recreation athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition, and for high performance Victorian athletes and teams to compete at […]

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Wellington Shire Community Assistance Grants – closes 1 March 2018

January 22 2016, Gov Grants

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 […]

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Country Football Netball Program – closes 12 April 2018

November 18 2015, Gov Grants

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 […]

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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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