- Funding grants available
Grant type Grant description Maximum grant value Event assistance grants Available to event organisers seeking funding support to assist with general operational costs associated with hosting events. $20,000 Event development grants Available to develop or expand events, or for events with high operational costs (typically more than $200,000). $150,000* Strategic event planning grants Available to State and National Sporting bodies to assist with the development of sport strategic event plans that seek to identify future events that could be hosted in Victoria, and the requirements for doing so. $20,000
* Higher grant amounts may be available and will be considered on a case by case basis by Sport and Recreation Victoria.
The following organisations are eligible for funding:
- National sporting organisations
- State sporting associations
- Regional sports assemblies
- Local government authorities
- Sport conference organisers
- Local sporting clubs and associations
- Private event organisations
- Not for profit organisations
Please note - eligibility is subject to additional supporting documentation.
In addition, to be eligible for funding applicants must be an incorporated body, cooperative or association (including business associations)
possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be financially solvent.
Please refer to the guidelines for further information.
- Funding rounds
The Significant Sporting Events Program is open all year, with six funding rounds each year.
Applicants are required to submit their applications at least six months prior to the event and should take into consideration the following timelines each year:
Annual funding round Funding round opens Applications closing date Indicative notification of outcome Round 1 1 July 31 August October Round 2 1 September 31 October December Round 3 1 November 31 December February Round 4 1 January Last day of February April Round 5 1 March 30 April June Round 6 1 May 30 June August
- Apply now
Please call the Events unit of Sport and Recreation Victoria prior to submitting an application - (03) 9096 9918
email Events (include 'Significant Sporting Events Program' as the subject line)
Event assistance grants
Event development grants
Strategic event planning grants
Applications will be accepted via email only.
Please Email Events to submit your proposal.
- Program area and assistance
For more information about the Significant Sporting Events Program please contact the Events Unit on 9096 9918 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For general Sport and Recreation Victoria grant enquiries:
Phone: 1800 325 206 for the cost of a local call (except from mobile phones); or
Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.00pm except public holidays
Status: Open Closing: 30/06/2022
The Significant Sporting Events Program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria.