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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.
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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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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.