Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that helps provide high-quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria by encouraging:

  • Increased sport and recreation participation for all Victorians
  • Increased female and junior participation
  • Increased access to sport and recreation opportunities
  • Better planning of sport and recreation facilities
  • Innovative sport and recreation facilities
  • Environmentally sustainable facilities
  • Universally designed facilities

The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund provides grants for planning, building new, and improving existing facilities where communities conduct, organise and participate in sport and recreation.  Funding is available under the following categories:

  • Better Pools – Grants of up to $3 million to build new or upgrade existing aquatic centres
  • Major Facilities – Grants of up to $650,000 to develop or upgrade major sport and recreation facilities
  • Small Aquatic Project – Grants of up to $200,000 to upgrade pools and aquatic leisure facilities
  • Minor Facilities – Grants of up to $100,000 to develop or upgrade local sport and recreation facilities
  • Female Friendly Facilities – Grants of up to $100,000 to build new or upgrade existing change rooms to prioritise female participation
  • Cricket Facilities – Grants of up to $100,000 to develop or upgrade cricket facilities
  • Planning – Grants of up to $30,000 to fund initiatives that assess the future sport and recreation needs of local communities, and up to $50,000 for regional planning initiatives

It is important to read the guidelines, as discussions are required with Sport and Recreation Victoria and/or your local council before proceeding with an application.

For more information, visit http://sport.vic.gov.au/community-sports-infrastructure-fund