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Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

The Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is a competitive Victorian Government investment program, open to Victorian rural and regional Local Government Authorities and Alpine Resorts Victoria.

Important dates

Close: 27 March 2024

Program guidelines

Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund Guidelines ( 803.0 KB) Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund Guidelines ( 122.2 KB)

The fund aims to deliver new and upgraded community sports infrastructure across 4 streams.

  • Indoor Stadiums and Aquatic Facilities.
  • Community Facilities.
  • Women and Girls Facilities.
  • All Abilities Infrastructure.

Applicants to the All Abilities Infrastructure stream may also apply for a grant of up to $50,000 for All Abilities Participation initiative funding to conduct participation programs for people with a disability at funded facilities.

The fund is underpinned by the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions’ priorities to create more opportunities for people through skills and jobs, help businesses and industries to thrive, and build vibrant communities and regions.

Program Guidelines

For specific details on the fund, including the objectives of the fund, the number of applications that can be submitted under each stream, the grant amounts available and eligibility of applications please refer to the guidelines.

Rounds and timelines

Round 1

  • Applications open: 5 December 2023
  • Applications close: 27 March 2024
  • Outcomes announced: from July 2024 onwards.

Eligibility

Only rural and regional Victorian Local Government Authorities and Alpine Resorts Victoria are eligible to apply to the Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.

Rural and regional Victoria is defined as the 48 local government areas set out in Schedule 2 of the Regional Development Victoria Act 2002, including alpine resort areas.

Eligible applicants must submit an application via the Sport and Recreation Victoria website, addressing the assessment criteria as per Section 5 and separately email all supporting documents to communityinfrastructure@sport.vic.gov.au

Application process

Clubs/local organisations

Regional Sports Assemblies, sport and recreation clubs, sporting associations and leagues, educational institutions, community organisations, disability service providers, businesses and individuals cannot directly apply to the Fund.

An Expression of Interest Form (for clubs) has been developed to assist this process if Local Government Authorities and Alpine Resorts Victoria wish to use this.

Local clubs and organisations are advised to contact their Local Government Authorities and Alpine Resorts Victoria if they wish to express interest, seek support or be involved as a partner in applications to the fund.

Local Government Authorities and Alpine Resorts Victoria

Local Government Authorities and Alpine Resorts Victoria must discuss potential applications with their Sport and Recreation Victoria contact to receive feedback on eligible projects before submitting application/s.

The application process will require the submission of an online application.

Please refer to the Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund Guidelines for further information on the application process and requirements for each stream.

Successful Applications

Successful applications to Round 1 of the Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund will be announced from July 2024 onwards.

Apply now

Please ensure you have read the fund Guidelines prior to submitting any applications.

Please see below for accessible application templates to assist you with application preparation. Once you have prepared your application, please start/submit your application via the online portal with the links below:

Indoor Stadiums and Aquatic Facilities

Community Facilities

Women and Girls Facilities

All Abilities Infrastructure (including All Abilities Participation Initiatives)

Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday 27 March 2024.

Additional information

Fact sheets and templates

Guides

These publications are intended for use as a guide only and further specialist advice should be sought on the specifics of your project:

Program area and assistance

Read more about Sport and Recreation Victoria.

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 contact us.

Page last updated: 28 May 2024
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