Regional Sport and Recreation program

Sport and recreation plays a vital role in strengthening communities, particularly in rural and regional Victoria. The Victorian Government recognises that small populations and distance can make sustaining local sport and recreation groups difficult.

Sport and Recreation Victoria funds the Regional Sport and Recreation program (previously known as the Supporting Country Sport program) to help provide volunteer support, information and training and development opportunities to local clubs in rural and regional Victoria.

The funding is used to:

  • produce and distribute relevant and up-to-date information to local sport and recreation clubs and organisations on sport and recreation issues and opportunities.
  • provide volunteer support and club development opportunities for local sport and recreation.
  • support state sporting associations to deliver activities and projects in rural and regional Victoria.

Regional Sports Assemblies

Nine Regional Sports Assemblies are funded under the Regional Sport and Recreation program to provide services in their local areas.