Applications can be submitted by local community sport and active recreation clubs which:
- are non-government and not-for-profit
- are registered as an incorporated body. If the club or organisation is not incorporated it must arrange a legally constituted organisation to manage the funds.
- participate in an organised competition of a sport recognised by Sport Australia and/or Sport and Recreation Victoria.
- adhere to and enforce the Fair Play Code (or) their relevant state sporting assocaition code of conduct/member protection policy which incorporates the Fair Play Code.
- comply with the expectations of the Victorian Anti-doping Policy 2012.
- have satisfactorily met reporting requirements on any grants received from Sport and Recreation Victoria.
- be aware that it is a requirement of this grant that if an institution has been named in an application or receives a Notice of Redress Liability, they must join or intend to join the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme). For more information on the Scheme
- Funding range of grant
A maximum grant of up to $2000 (excluding GST) will be provided to successful applicants to go towards the replacement cost of the lost or damaged equipment.
- Eligible equipment
Grants are available towards the replacement cost of essential equipment owned by the club or organisation.
Essential equipment is:
- Equipment that is required for ongoing participation in an activity that is transferable to other participants and remains the property of the club/organisation (i.e. bats, match balls, equestrian jumps, racquets, gymnastic mats, team equipment kits and badminton nets)
- Injury prevention equipment that is transferable (i.e. goal post padding, batting pads, gloves, goalie gear, helmets and catcher's gear)
- First aid equipment which is necessary for immediate attention to injury that may occur during participation in sport or active recreation
- Equipment that will not be funded
- Applications for replacement of equipment lost or destroyed as a consequence of theft or criminal damage without a police report
- Fixed playing surfaces and structures (i.e. synthetic pitch, goal posts)
- Capital works (i.e. permanent shade structures, permanent fencing, fixed lighting and other permanent structures)
- Repair of equipment, structures and player surfaces (i.e. golf course, turf wicket pitch)
- Non-playing/participation equipment (i.e. wicket covers, banners, trophies, clubroom items, portable floatation device)
- Equipment left out, overlooked and unattended after use/events/matches, and not safely secured in appropriate accommodation
- Canteen items (i.e. microwave ovens, soft drinks, food, alcohol, cooking utensils)
- Maintenance equipment (i.e. lawn mower, linemarker, roller, hose, compressor)
- Equipment damaged through wear and tear
- Equipment not owned by the applicant but by another organisation or individual
- Personal items of equipment (i.e. mouthguards, drink bottles, shoes, boots)
- Sports clothing and uniforms (i.e. bibs)
- Training equipment that is not essential to participation (i.e. tackle bags, agility ladder, witches hats, tennis ball machines)
- Vehicles (i.e. boats, bikes, golf carts, jet-ski, go-kart), trailers and accessories
- Firearms, scopes, and ammunition
- funding will not be provided to an organisation that has been notified by the National Redress Scheme Operator that it was named in an application prior to 1 July 2020, and does not join or intend to join the Scheme by 31 December 2020
- funding will not be provided to an organisation named in an application in National Redress Scheme for the first time and receives a Notice of Redress Liability after 1 July 2020, and does not join the Scheme within six months from the date of the Notice of Redress Liability
- Open dates
Applications can be made at any time as there are no closing dates. Applications lodged more than six (6) months after the loss or damage will not be considered unless there are special circumstances for the delay.
- Required documents
Applications for replacement of equipment lost or destroyed as a consequence of theft or criminal damage must be accompanied by a police report.
Applications must be submitted with:
- a quote from a supplier for the replacement cost of the equipment
- evidence of the loss or damage, such as a police report, photographs, newspaper articles etc.
- an ATO Statement by Supplier form if your organisation/club does not have an ABN.
Application of equipment lost or destroyed as a consequence of theft or criminal damage must be accompanied by a police report.
In the instance that Victoria Police does not supply a written copy of the police report, you must submit the Report Incident Number. Also include the police station name, phone number and contact name of the police officer who completed the police report in your application.
- Program area and assistance
Status: Open Closing: 30/06/2021
This grant provides assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage