Grants and programs

Sport and Recreation Victoria provides grants and funding to support groups from local community clubs through to the elite level. Funding is available for a range of activities, from improving or building new facilities to putting in place community projects and programs.

Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund contributes to the provision of high-quality and accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria.

Better Indoor Stadiums Fund

The Better Indoor Stadiums Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that helps provide indoor multi-sports stadiums across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program

The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automated external defibrillator (also known as an ‘AED’) for their club or sports facility.

Inner City Netball Program

The Inner City Netball Program is building 64 competition compliant netball courts in inner-Melbourne, ensuring nobody is turned away from playing the game they love. 

Victorian Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund

The Victorian Government’s $2 million Victorian  Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund is helping soccer clubs update tired old pavilions, install synthetic pitches, upgrade and install ground lighting and improve a range of facilities across the state. 

Significant Sporting Events Program

The Significant Sporting Events Program provides one-off Event Support Grants of up to $50,000 to support operational requirements for events, and Event Initiative Fund grants of up to $300,000 to support existing or new events seeking enhancements to boost the profile and legacy of the event.

Country Football and Netball Program

The Country Football and Netball Program provides funding to assist country football and netball clubs to develop facilities through rural, regional and outer metropolitan councils.

Sporting Club Grants Program

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.

Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program

The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level. 

Access for All Abilities Program

The Access for All Abilities (AAA) program develops and supports a diverse range of sport and recreation environments that are inclusive of and accessible to people with disabilities.

Indigenous Sports Development Program

The Indigenous Sports Development program aims to:

  • increase access to sport and recreation opportunities for Indigenous communities
  • create sustainable partnerships with state and regional sporting associations
  • increase awareness within the sport and recreation industry of how to be more inclusive of Indigenous communities

Regional Sport and Recreation Program

The Regional Sport and Recreation program strengthens the capacity of rural and regional communities to respond to sport and active issues which impact at the grassroots level.

Emergency grants: Sports Equipment

The Emergency grants provides assistance to local sport and active recreation clubs to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, theft or flood.

Shooting Sports Facilities Program

The Shooting Sports Facilities Program is a Victorian Government initiative that provides funding support for projects that improve the quality and safety of shooting facilities and activities across the state. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to successful applicants.

Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program

Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program is a new Victorian Government program that provides grants to assist state sporting associations and state sport and recreation bodies to deliver initiatives that increase and broaden participation in sport and active recreation.