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Regional sport to shine bright for all

Published: 6 December 2023

The future of sport and recreation is bright in regional Victoria, with the new Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund now open to help communities update their infrastructure and facilities to make way for more locals to participate.


The Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is funded through the Regional Community Sport Development Fund and the All-Abilities Sport Fund – announced in July.

Regional sporting clubs and community organisations are encouraged to work with their local Council or Alpine Resorts Victoria to bring their best ideas forward and make their facility accessible and future-ready for generations to come.

The four streams of the fund provide:

  • up to $3 million available to develop or upgrade multi-sport indoor courts and aquatic facilities through the Indoor Stadium and Aquatic Facilities Stream
  • grants up to $1 million available through the Community Facilities Stream to build or upgrade sports pavilions, sports lighting, play spaces and active recreation facilities
  • the Women and Girls Facilities Stream has grants of up to $1 million for new female friendly change rooms or sports courts to help level the playing field
  • for the first time there will be a dedicated All Abilities Infrastructure stream that will provide grants of up to $1 million to renovate existing facilities to ensure they are accessible for people with disability.

Complementary grants of up to $50,000 are also available for the first time to conduct participation initiatives for people with disability at upgraded facilities, in partnership with sporting organisations and local disability service providers.

The Fund encourages stakeholders to design the facilities that matter to their local teams and community, with a focus on getting more people involved regardless of their age, gender, background or ability.

Applications for the first round of the Fund are now open and close on 27 March 2024. For more information or to apply, visit the Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024
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