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

East Gippsland Shire Grants Program – closes 2 August 2017

May 13 2016, Gov Grants

The East Gippsland Shire Grants Program offers funding to support a wide range of services through its grants program. All grant applications must be submitted online using a grants managements program called Smartygrants. Round One 2017/18 opened on Wednesday 7 June 2017 and applications will be accepted up until 4pm on Wednesday 2 August 2017. Read more

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$1000 Disability Access Funding, Bass Coast Shire – closes 28 July 2017

March 17 2016, Gov Grants

Funds of up to $1000 are currently available to assist local businesses and community organisations to increase the number of people with a disability accessing their business as customers, visitors, members or employees. The grants are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Community Building Program of RuralAccess and supported by Council. The […]

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Sporting Club Grants Program – closes 19 July 2017

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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Wellington Shire Community Grants – closes 1 August 2017

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 26 July 2017

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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