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

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Local Sporting Champions – always open

July 28 2015, Gov Grants

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 (be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated sporting championship) towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting […]

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Significant Sporting Events Program – next round closes 30 April 2019

July 14 2015, Gov Grants

The Significant Sporting Events Program will help sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria. Event Assistance Grants: Up to $20,000 Event Development Grants: Up to $150,000 NEW – Strategic Event Planning Grants: Up to $20,000 Ongoing applications For more information click here.

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Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund – closes 28 June 2019

July 2 2015, Gov Grants

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions. Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. $125 per year will be paid for eligible primary school students, with $225 per year paid for eligible secondary school students. Payments […]

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Active in Parks – Local Champions Grant – open all year round.

February 18 2015, Gov Grants

‘Local Champions’ grants support organisations to champion Active in Parks in their state or territory. Grant applications between $7,500 and $15,000 will be considered year round, and funds must be acquitted within 12 months of receipt.  The grants can be used to hold events in parks and supporting organsiations to take their activites outdoors as […]

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Recreational Fishing Grants Program – small grants – ongoing

September 13 2013, Gov Grants

To provide funding of up to $5,000 (GST exclusive) for small recreational fishing projects which benefit public recreational fishing in Victoria. Funding up to $5,500 Ongoing For more information click here

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East Gippsland Sports Foundation – open all year round

September 13 2013, Gov Grants

The Scheme is a scholarship program which assists junior athletes from the East Gippsland region to achieve their sporting potential. The financial assistance provided is to enable the athlete to access training and competition programs. Ongoing For more information click here

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