Process for clubs/local organisations
Local organisations can only seek access to support from the fund through the Community Facilities stream or the Female Friendly Facilities Stream by submitting an Expression of Interest Form for Community Organisations (Word) directly to their local council or Alpine Resort Board.
Local organisations are advised to contact their local council or Alpine Resort Board about timelines for expressions of interest.
Process for councils
The application process will require the submission of an online Application.
Step One: Contact Sport and Recreation Victoria
Councils and Alpine Resort Boards are required to discuss their project/s with their Sport and Recreation Victoria representative before submitting their application/s to receive advice about the best funding pathway for their project/s.
Applicants will be provided:
- advice on the most appropriate funding opportunity for projects
- guidance on the development of proposals that have merit, that align with the fund’s objectives and that are ready to proceed
- high-level design advice.
Step Two: Application
Applicants must submit an Application via the grants portal (insert link here).
All supporting documentation must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org copying in your Sport and Recreation Victoria representative by the closing date and time. All supporting documentation must be submitted by the closing date.
Applications can be submitted anytime from the opening of the fund to the closing date and will be assessed upon submission. Applications should only be submitted when all documentation is complete and ready to be assessed.
Application(s) must be submitted by 11.59pm on Friday 14 February 2020.
If you need assistance with applying online, please call the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 between 8.30 am and 5.00pm weekdays.
When submitting supporting documentation, you must quote your project name in the subject line of your email (e.g. Smith Reserve Lighting).
Attach all documents to one email, zipping the files if required. You can also send attachments on a CD or USB, quoting your project name, to:
Community Infrastructure Programs
Sport and Recreation Victoria
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
GPO Box 4057 Melbourne Victoria 3001
Step Three: Assessment
All applications will be assessed for eligibility and against the assessment criteria for each funding stream as specified in Section 4.3 – Assessment Criteria.
Only eligible applications will be assessed and considered for funding by the department.
An application must address all assessment criteria. Claims made against each criterion must be substantiated with evidence.
Applications will not be considered eligible and will not be assessed if the following is not provided:
- responses to all the assessment criteria for the relevant stream
- all mandatory supporting documentation for the relevant stream
- confirmation of funding sources
- project designs that are schematic and site specific
- site specific project costings such as quotes, cost estimates or a Quantity Surveyor’s estimate.
Successful Applications Announced
Successful applications of the 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund will be announced early July 2020.