The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers.

The program has four funding categories:

Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment

Grants up to $1,000 to purchase uniforms or equipment, including first aid equipment, essential for participation.

Category 2: Skill Development

Grants to improve the skills of organisation members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees.

  • Up to $2,000 for individual organisations.
  • Up to $5,000 for leagues, associations or an organisation that collaborates with multiple organisations to deliver training for a broad range of participants.

Category 3: Organisation Operational Capacity

Grants up to $5,000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of organisations through strategic planning or, to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities such as pilot programs.

Category 4: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recovery

Grants to provide support to Victorian sport and active recreation organisations to be COVIDSafe and assist with return to play costs and initiatives. Organisations are eligible to apply under Category 4 in this round regardless of whether they received funding in the previous round.

  • Up to $2,000 for community sporting and active recreation clubs.
  • Up to $5,000 for leagues and associations affiliated with recognised State Sporting Associations or State Sport and Recreation Bodies.

It is important to note that organisations can apply in one other category in addition to Category 4. 

For more information or to apply for this grant, click here.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 18th March 2021 or until funds are exhausted. 

Outcomes are announced within four to six weeks after an application has been submitted and no later than May 2021.