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. 

Category 5: Circuit Breaker Event Support

Grants of $2,000 for Victorian sport and active recreation organisations with a payroll of up to $3 million to compensate for irrecoverable costs greater than $2,000 arising directly from the cancellation or postponement of events during the five-day circuit breaker lockdown from 13 to 17 February 2021.

Organisations are eligible to apply under Category 5 in this round regardless of whether they received funding in the previous round or under other program categories.

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

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 11th May 2021 or when funds are exhausted. 

Outcomes are announced within four to six weeks after an application has been submitted.