The Victorian Government’s $40 million Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package is now open.  These grants have been made available to support the operational viability of community sport and active recreation organisations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s new Experience Economy Survival Package providing urgent support to help a range of key attractions, organisations and associations ride out the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and help them reboot, rebound and recover.

The Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package includes $40 million for community sport organisations in two streams:

  • Stream 1 – grants for state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies (now closed)
  • Stream 2 – in Round 3, grants of up to $2,500 are available for associations and leagues and grants of up to $1,500 are available for individual clubs and community sporting and active recreation organisations that have not previously received funding from this program. Previous grant recipients will be paid an automatic top-up grant from June 2021, provided they still meet the program eligibility criteria – these organisations will not need to submit a new application to receive this top-up grant.  Top-up grant amounts are $1,500 for associations and leagues and $750 for clubs.

For further information, click here.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 18th May 2021 or when funds are exhausted.