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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Current Available Grants
The Significant Sporting Events Program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria. The following organisations are eligible for funding:
The World Game Facilities Fund (Fund) is a $20 million state-wide Victorian Government investment program that funds the development of high-quality, accessible community football infrastructure.
The East Gippsland Sports Foundation has been established to provide financial support and encouragement to those young men and women in the East Gippsland community
The South Gippsland Shire Community Grants Program aims to support community initiatives that enhance the quality of life, heritage, recreation and cultural opportunities for South
The National Court Rebate (NCR) is Tennis Australia’s facility funding program assisting affiliated venues, local councils and schools to create positive environments for the long-term
The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by