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

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 DanP

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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 DanP

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Latrobe City Trust – Athlete Assistance Fund – open all year round

September 13 2013, Gov Grants

Funds are distributed to Latrobe Valley athletes aged 25 and under who have excelled in sport and are chosen to represent the municipality/region/state/nation in competition within Victoria, interstate or internationally Ongoing For more information click here DanP

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