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Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program

The program assists Victorian sport and active recreation organisations directly affected by the October 2022 Victorian floods.

$5,000 one-off grants are available to assist in the replacement of items that have been lost, damaged or destroyed.

The Program is now open for applications and will stay open until 5pm on 13 January 2023 or until funding is exhausted.

On 1 November 2022, the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments announced further funding for community sport and active recreation organisations directly affected by the Victorian floods that commenced in October 2022.

The Business and Community Sport Flood Recovery Grants will help businesses, not-for-profit and community sport and active recreation organisations rebuild as quickly as possible.

The simplest and quickest way to have your Flood Recovery Grant processed and receive support is to first apply for the $5000 one-off Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program.

Once approved for the $5,000 one-off grant, applicants can then apply for up to $50,000 through the Flood Recovery Fund. Funds can be used to cover expenses arising from significant direct damage to the organisation’s facility and its equipment.

Funding received under the Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program will be included in the total grant amount.

Please note, Business Victoria is administering the Business and Community Sport Flood Recovery Grants.

For full details including eligibility criteria, application guidelines and to how apply visit Business Victoria.

Program guidelines

  • Eligibility

    Please read the Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program Guidelines (above) to check your eligibility for a grant through this program.

    To be eligible for the program, your club must have incurred direct damage due to the Victorian floods that commenced in October 2022 and be located within a local government area deemed eligible for assistance under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement.

    Please refer to the list of Victorian local government areas eligible on the Financial Help for South Eastern Floods webpage.

    Applicants will not be eligible to receive funding under this program if they have received support through the Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program.

  • Funding range

    $5,000 one-off grants to assist with the replacement of items lost, damaged and destroyed by the October 2022 Victorian floods.

  • Application dates
    • Open – 21 October 2022
    • Close – 5pm, 13 January, or until funding is exhausted
    • Notification of outcome –10 business days of applying
  • Apply now

    Step 1: Check your eligibility

    Check the Eligibility section (section 2) of the application guidelines to identify if your organisation is eligible for funding

    Step 2: Apply using the Department’s Grants Portal

    Ensure you have all required information.

    Click Start a new application to commence your application through the Department’s Grants Portal.

    You will need to set-up an email login to proceed with your application.

    Apply now:

    Start New Application

    Access Saved Application

  • Program area and assistance

    For preliminary information on this grant program:

    Phone Sport and Recreation Call Centre - 1800 325 206

    Open weekdays between 9am – 5pm (except public holidays)

    Email srvgrants@sport.vic.gov.au

    Join the SRR Mailing List

    Keen to be informed about upcoming grant programs and initiatives at Sport, Recreation and Racing? Email us at srvgrants@sport.vic.gov.au to join our mailing list.

    Feedback for unsuccessful applicants

    If an applicant considers that their application has been incorrectly assessed, you have the opportunity to lodge a request for review.

    Please email srvgrants@sport.vic.gov.au and include your application reference number to have your application reviewed.

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Last updated on 07/12/2022