Applications are accepted from community-based organisations involved in the delivery of sport and active recreation in Victoria.
Applicants must be non-government, not-for-profit, operating in Victoria and registered as one of the following entities:
- an incorporated association
- a company limited by guarantee
- an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation.
Applicants must meet all eight eligibility criteria listed under the who can apply section of the Program Guidelines.
In Round 2 of 2022-23, there are three funding categories.
Please note: Only one application from the same applicant (across all categories) will be accepted.
Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment
Up to $1,000 to purchase:
- Uniforms for teams or individuals
- Participation equipment which is used during physical participation in a sport or active recreation activity
- Safety, injury prevention and first-aid equipment.
Category 2: Skill Development
Up to $2,000 for training or courses that improve the skills of coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators.
Category 3: Operational Capacity
Up to $5,000 for projects that create new participation opportunities, improve accessibility or strengthen operational capacity.
What will be funded
The Program Guidelines lists what will be considered for funding and some of the items that will not be funded. Please refer to the Program Guidelines above.
Applicants that are unsure if their proposed project is eligible for funding, should contact Sport and Recreation Victoria prior to submitting their application.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some FAQs, please refer to the Program Guidelines for more detailed information.
Can I submit a separate application in all three categories?
Applicants can only submit one application, across all categories.
If multiple applications are submitted by the same applicant, the first application submitted will be considered and all subsequent applications will be ineligible.
Can I use an Auspice Organisation?
If the applicant is not an incorporated association, a company limited by guarantee or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation, it must nominate an auspice organisation to receive and auspice any grant funds paid in the event of a successful application.
Will you contact me if there are problems/questions about our application?
Applicants will not be contacted during the assessment phase to clarify or request further information. Applications are assessed on the details submitted, to maintain fairness and the integrity of the application process.
When do I need child abuse insurance?
Child abuse insurance of $5 million, exclusive of public liability insurance is required for Category 2 or Category 3 projects, where funds will be directly used to deliver activities or services to persons under the age of 18 on a recurring basis.
Written advice must be provided by the insurance provider and included in the application.
Child abuse insurance is not required for all Category 1 applications.
For further clarification on insurance requirements for this program, please contact Sport and Recreation Victoria prior to submitting your application.
Applications open - Thursday, 16 June 2022
Applications close - 5pm Thursday, 21 July 2022
Notification of Round 1 outcomes by September 2022
Applications open - 15 February 2023
Applications close- 5pm Wednesday 15 March 2023
Notification of Round 2 outcomes - May 2023
Applicants must submit a completed online application via the Department’s Grants Portal before 5pm on 15 March 2023.
You must apply for funding within the category for which your project is supported.
Applications submitted in the incorrect category will be ineligible for funding.
Confirm the category you wish to apply for then click Start a new application to commence your application. When prompted, applicants need to log-in using an existing Grants Portal account or create a New Account.
- Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment
- Category 2: Skill Development
- Category 3: Operational Capacity
- Complete a saved application
Previous Sporting Club Grant recipients
Sporting Club Grants Program 2022-23 Rounds 1
Sporting Club Grants Program 2021-22 Rounds 1 & 2
2021/22 Sporting Club Grants Program – Event Cost Support Stream Recipients
2020/21 Sporting Club Grants Program Round 1 Successful Recipients (word)
2020/21 Sporting Club Grants Program Round 2 Successful Recipients (word)
2019/20 Sporting Club Grants Program Round 1 & 2 Successful Recipients (word)
2019 Sporting Club Grants Program Round 1 Successful Recipients (word)
2019 Sporting Club Grants Program Round 2 Successful Recipients (word)
2018 Sporting Club Grants Program Round 1 Successful Recipients (pdf)
2018 Sporting Club Grants Program Round 2 Successful Recipients (word)
2017 Sporting Club Grants Program Round 1 Successful Recipients (pdf, 72.57 kb)
2017 Sporting Club Grants Program Round 2 Successful Recipients (pdf, 111kb)
2016 Sporting Club Grant Program Round 1 Successful Recipients (pdf, 68.74 kb)
For preliminary information on this grant program:
Phone Sport and Recreation Victoria Call Centre - 1800 325 206
Open weekdays between 9am – 5pm (except public holidays)
Join the Sport and Recreation Victoria Mailing List
Keen to be informed about upcoming grant programs and initiatives at Sport and Recreation Victoria? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list.
Grants are considered complete when all grant funds have been spent, evidence of payment has been provided and you have submitted an evaluation report. Completion of the evaluation report is a requirement. Grant recipients may receive a request to acquit their grant up to 18 months after receiving payment.
The grant acquittal process is completed online through the Department’s Grants Portal.
Previous successful applicants can request their unique link to complete the evaluation report and acquittal online. Please email us at email@example.com.
Status: Closed Closing: 15/03/2023
The Sporting Club Grants Program provides funding for grassroots sport and active recreation organisations across Victoria.
Access to this funding helps clubs and organisations address barriers in participation, develop safe and sustainable practices, and build social and active local communities.
This program assists organisations to purchase sports uniforms and equipment, increase the skills of coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators, and supports improvements to club capacity and accessibility.