The Better Indoor Stadiums Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that helps provide indoor multi-sports stadiums across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The fund assists in meeting the community demand for indoor sport and recreation participation opportunities.
Indoor multi-sports stadiums are indoor facilities that are purpose-built for traditional indoor sports such as badminton, basketball, netball and volleyball. In addition, these facilities can also be used for a range of other physical activities including futsal (indoor soccer), table tennis, gymnastics, calisthenics and dance, as well as community based programs and local and regional sporting events.
Councils may submit one application for funding to the 2018-19 Better Indoor Stadiums Fund and may be successful in receiving up to $3 million.
Only local councils are able to submit applications directly to Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Any clubs wishing to discuss a project should contact their local council who will provide further advice.
Process for councils
The application process will require the submission of a Full Application.
Step One: Contact Sport and Recreation Victoria
Council must discuss project ideas with a Sport and Recreation Victoria representative before submitting an application. They will provide:
Advice on the most appropriate funding opportunity for your project
Guidance on the development of those proposals that have merit, that align with program objectives and that are ready to proceed
High level design advice
Step Two: Full Application
Councils must submit a Full Application via web link.
All supporting documentation should be emailed to Better Stadiums Fund 2018-19 copying in your Sport and Recreation Victoria representative. Please quote your project name in the subject line of your email (e.g. Smith Reserve Multi-Purpose Indoor Stadium). Attach all documents to one email, zipping the files if required.
You can also send attachments on a CD or USB, quoting your project name, to:
Community Infrastructure Programs Sport and Recreation Victoria Department of Health and Human Services GPO Box 4057 Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Application(s) must be submitted by 11.59 pm on Monday 6 August 2018.
If you need assistance with applying online, please call the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 between 8.30 am and 5 pm weekdays.
Step 3: Assessment
Full Applications will be assessed against the Better Indoor Stadiums Fund assessment criteria and the required documents.
There are a number of common features in successful applications. Good applications are well planned, involve co-ordination and collaboration with Sport and Recreation Victoria, involve relevant stakeholder consultation, are clear about what they are aiming to achieve and are ready to proceed. Answering each of the assessment criteria questions will help applicants develop a more thorough project proposal.
Questions about Project Development, Strategic Justification, Stakeholder Engagement and Participation Outcomes are incorporated under the assessment criteria section. The percentage weightings allocated to each criterion represents the importance of the different weighting Sport and Recreation Victoria will use to assess project applications.
For assistance with a project idea and/or an application contact your Sport and Recreation Victoria representative.
For general Sport and Recreation Victoria grant enquiries: Phone: 1300 366 356 for the cost of a local call (except from mobile phones); or Email Grants information Open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm except public holidays