The Sporting Club Grants Program gives clubs the chance to secure grants to buy new sports uniforms and equipment, as well as funding to expand the skills of coaches and officials. Funding is also available for sporting organisations to improve their operations to ensure they can grow in to the future.
This round also includes a new category of grants that aims to break down barriers and make it easier for Aboriginal Victorians to get involved in grassroots sport, including travel assistance to compete in local competitions or carnivals.
Grants of up to $750 are available for travel and up to $1000 to buy new team uniforms or equipment. In addition, grants of up to $2000 are available to expand the skills of coaches and officials.
Sporting clubs can also receive up to $5000 for initiatives that strengthen their operations and sustainability.
The program has already provided $2.29 million of funding to over 1740 sport and active recreation organisations across the state.
The additional funding to the Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s $600,000 boost to increase participation in sport and recreation for Aboriginal Victorians.
This will also deliver four additional cultural and recreational camps for Aboriginal youth, a cultural education program for sporting clubs at four pilot sites and additional investment to build State Sporting Associations' cultural capacity.
We are also developing our state-wide plan to boost participation in sport and recreation for Aboriginal children and young people.
Applications open on June 19 and close on July 19.
For more information or to apply online, visit the Sporting Club Grants Program page.