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All Abilities Workforce and Sector Support Program

The All Abilities Workforce and Sector Support Program 2024-27 aims to grow, educate and upskill the sport and active recreation workforce and provide more opportunities for people with disability to participate in sport and active recreation, including paid and volunteer roles in regional Victoria.

Important dates

Open: 6 June 2024

Close: 18 July 2024

Program guidelines

All Abilities Workforce and Sector Support Program 2024-27 Guidelines ( 406.1 KB) All Abilities Workforce and Sector Support Program 2024-27 Guidelines ( 186.0 KB)

About the Program

The Program will fund 2 organisations to coordinate the Program across 2 streams of funding. Organisations can choose to apply to one stream only:

  • Stream 1: Learning and Development Hub
  • Stream 2: Regional Coordinator.

The Regional Coordinator will also manage funding for place-based projects that will demonstrate innovative, sustainable and inclusive sport and active recreation environments for people with disability.

For specific details on the program, including objectives of the program, the grant amounts available and eligibility of applications please refer to the Guidelines.

Register your interest

Registering your interest in the All Abilities Workforce and Sector Support Program is important for you to receive:

  • a private link to the recording of the Information Session held on Thursday 20 June 2024
  • the application templates and links to apply for the program.

Register your interest.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

FAQs will be updated frequently during the open period.


The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • recognised State Sport and Active Recreation Bodies
  • recognised Regional Sports Assemblies
  • sport and recreation, and disability peak bodies and industry groups
  • a community organisation or company involved in training, working with people with disability
  • a health service entity specialising in the provision of services to people with disability
  • a Victorian higher education provider.

Eligible organisations must meet the following criteria:

  • be an organisation operating in Victoria
  • hold an active and valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be a legal entity (other than any legal entity listed in the program guidelines as per section 3.2), including without limitation:
    • a company registered under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
    • an incorporated association registered under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic).

The following are not eligible to apply:

  • a Victorian local government authority
  • a Commonwealth, state or local government agency or body
  • State Sporting Associations (SSAs)
  • Victorian Regional Academies of Sport
  • a company not incorporated in Australia
  • an unincorporated association
  • an individual, for example, sole trader.

Interested organisations that are not eligible to apply directly for funding may consider partnering with eligible organisations to support either the Learning and Development Hub and/or Regional Coordinator.

For more details on partnerships, refer to section 4.2 of the Guidelines.


Applications are now open and close 11:59 pm AEST on Thursday 18 July 2024.

Funding options

The Workforce and Sector Support Program 2024-27 has 2 funding streams:

  • Stream 1 – Learning and Development Hub
  • Stream 2 – Regional Coordinator

For more details on funding streams, refer to section 1.2 and 4 of the Guidelines.

Information session

Prospective applicants should view the recording of the information session which was held on Thursday 20 June.

The session provided an opportunity to hear more about the Program.

The session was recorded and will be made available as a private link to organisations that register for the Program.

An additional information session may be held depending on the interest in the Program.

Register your interest for the Program.

Program interest and application process

Applications are now open for the All Abilities Workforce and Sector Support Program.

Only organisations that have registered interest in the Program will receive an email detailing the application process. This will include application templates and a link to apply through the Grants Online portal.

You can register your interest any time from now until the application close date on Thursday 18 July 2024.

If you require assistance contact us.


Organisations who register their interest in the Program will be asked to consent to Sport and Recreation Victoria sharing your contact details with other interested organisations to consider forming partnerships.

Additional information

For information about Victorian Government Acknowledgement requirement see the Victorian Government Acknowledgement and Publicity Guidelines.

Program assistance and accessibility

For any accessibility or general Sport and Recreation Victoria grant enquiries please contact us.

Page last updated: 19 Jul 2024
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