Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program

Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program is a new Victorian Government program that provides grants that assist state sporting associations and state sport and recreation bodies with initiatives that increase participation in sport and active recreation by:

  • building a more sustainable sport and recreation sector in Victoria
  • increasing the equity, diversity and inclusiveness of the sport and recreation industry in Victoria

Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program was developed in consultation with the sport and active recreation sector as part of an evaluation of the previous Sport and Recreation Victoria funded programs:

  • Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Program
  • Access for All Abilities
  • Local Coaches for Local Clubs
  • Regional Sport and Recreation Program
  • Sport and Recreation Development Program
  • Victorians More Active
  • Volunteer Innovation Program
  • Welcoming and Inclusive Clubs
  • Women in Sport and Recreation

Eligibility

Organisations must be recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria as a State Sporting Association or State Sport and Recreation Body to be eligible to apply for funding under Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation.

Go to State Sporting Associations to find out if your association is recognised.
Go to Peak and State Sport and Recreation Bodies to find out if your body is recognised.

Organisations eligible for funding will be grouped into four organisational groups, based on an assessment of existing membership levels, annual turnover and capacity of those organisations.

These are:

Group Funding amounts - 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2019

Group 1 - Proposals of up to $125,000 over the program period

Group 2 - Proposals of up to $175,000 over the program period

Group 3 - Proposals of up to $350,000 over the program period

Group 4 - Proposals of up to $450,000 over the program period

Organisations will be informed during the Expression of Interest process of their allocated grouping. If your organisation does not receive an allocated grouping, please contact a Sport and Recreation Victoria representative on 03 9096 9865 to discuss your eligibility.

Program Guidelines

Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program PDF (pdf, 2.69 MB)

Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program Word (docx, 70.67 KB)

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest are now open for the first round of the Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program.

For assistance with an Expression of Interest proposal contact your Sport and Recreation Victoria representative on 03 9096 9865.

Funding under Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation will be available from 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2019.

Expressions of Interest will be assessed in December 2015 with organisations informed of their funding allocation in January/February 2016.

Additional information

A Frequently Asked Questions document has been developed to assist organisations when considering their Expression of Interest for the Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program.

Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program FAQ (docx, 326.19 KB)

Further questions can be directed to a Sport and Recreation Victoria representative on 03 9096 9865.

Program area and assistance

Read more about Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV)

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: grantsinfo@sport.vic.gov.au
Open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm except public holidays