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Shooting sports facilities program

The Shooting Sports Facilities Program is a Victorian Government funding program that provides funding support for projects that improve the quality and sustainability of shooting sports facilities and activities across Victoria.
  • Eligibility

    This program provides funding for:

    • Shooting sports clubs (firearms only)
    • Shooting organisations (firearms only)

    To be eligible for funding, applicants must:

    • be an incorporated body, cooperative or association (including business associations)
    • possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be auspiced by a peak shooting sport body.
    • are financially able to contribute a minimum of 10 per cent in cash to meet their contribution
    • provide a letter of support from the relevant peak shooting sport body endorsing the proposed project.
  • Funding range of grant

    The Shooting Sports Facilities Program has a funding stream available to applicants. The maximum funding for a grant is $300,000.

    Applicants may only submit one application per round.

    Peak shooting sport bodies can auspice multiple member clubs.

  • Grants

    A grant for up to a total of $300,000 must be matched on a $5:$1 ratio between the Victorian Government and the applicant.

    For applicants to meet the 5:1 funding ratio, they need to provide

    • a minimum of 10 per cent cash; and
    • a minimum of 10 per cent in-kind contribution (however if the cash contribution is above 10 per cent, the in-kind contribution can be reduced proportionately).
  • Dates
    • Round launch 16 Nov 2020
    • Round closes 23 Feb 2021
    • Assessment of applications Feb/Mar 2021
    • Announcement of successful applications Apr/May 2021
    • Execute funding agreements May 2021
  • Templates and additional information

    Supporting documents that need to be submitted with your application:

    • written approvals from relevant authorities eg local government permits, landowner, land manager (if required)
    • The quotes you sourced when working out your budget
    • Financial evidence of ability to contribute a minimum of 10% cash (copy of your bank statement)
    • Permits, if required
    • Land tenure arrangements
    • A letter of support from your peak body and if applicable, your local council, endorsing your project
    • Environmental Management Plan (if your club already has one).
    • Completed Fair Play Code (formerly Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport)
    • In-Kind Labour and Voluntary Support fact sheet and template (Word)), if required
  • Program area and assistance

    Read more about Sport and Recreation Victoria.

    For general Sport and Recreation Victoria grant enquiries:

    • Phone: 1800 325 206 between 9.00 am and 5.00pm weekdays (except for public holidays) for the cost of a local call (except from mobile phones); or
    • Email Shooting Grants Information​

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Last updated on 10/12/2018