Available Grants

Sport and Recreation Victoria Grants:

For all Sport and Recreation Victoria Grants, please visit: http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding

Active Sport and Recreation Victoria Grants: Funding: Closing Date:

The Significant Sporting Events Program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria. Event Assistance Grants are available to event organisers seeking funding support to assist with general operational costs associated with hosting events while Event Development Grants are available to develop or expand events, or for events with high operational costs.

Between $20,000 and $150,000 Ongoing

The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation's 2023-24 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program has grants of up to $10,000 on offer to deliver activities that increase participation, build capability (including professional development for women volunteering in community sport), and celebrate and elevate the role of women and girls in community sport and active recreation.

Three funding streams are available: Participation (up to $5,000 or up to $10,000), Capability (up to $5,000 or up to $10,000) and Community Leaders (up to $5,000).

Between $5,000 and $10,000 4/03/2024
The Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is a competitive Victorian Government investment program open to Victorian rural and regional Local Government Authorities and Alpine Resorts Victoria. The fund aims to deliver new and upgraded community sports infrastructure across four streams: Indoor Stadiums and Aquatic Facilities, Community Facilities, Women and Girls Facilities and All Abilities Infrastructure.
Between $50,000 and $3 million 27/03/2024

The Youth Aquatic Accreditation Program provides financial assistance to young people aged 17 to 25 years to undertake accreditation to ensure they are qualified to teach swimming and water safety. The new Program has been supported through the Victorian Budget 2022-23 to deliver the Victorian Government’s Our Promise, your future: Victoria’s youth strategy 2022-27.

Between $195 and $325 31/05/2024

The Emergency Sporting Equipment Grant Program provides assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace or repair essential sporting and first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storms, theft or criminal damage.

Up to $1,000 31/05/2024

VicHealth Grants:

For all VicHealth Grants, please visit: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding

Active VicHealth Grants: Funding: Closing Date:
Strong Young Mob, supported by VicHealth, will elevate the work of Aboriginal-led community organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Victoria.

Apply by displaying how your organisation can support improving the health and wellbeing of young Aboriginal people (aged 0-30 years) through Leadership development (creating, organising or running events and programs that have a leadership focus), Healing and Wellbeing (providing opportunities to gather on Country, create spaces to connect and practice teaching of culture) or Healthy Eating, Movement Or Connection Through Music and Arts (includes sports, cooking classes or even helping young people put on an art exhibition).

Organisations can also apply for funding to support young mob to access programs, events, and activities delivered by another organisation in line with the three focus areas above.

$1,000 to $50,000 is available from a share of $300,000. 20/02/2024

Other Relevant Active Grants:

Provider: Grant: Funding: Closing Date:

The Australian Government established the CDG Programme in 2013. The program will be delivered under Outcome 3: Strengthening the sustainability, capacity and diversity of our cities and regional economies including through facilitating local partnerships between all levels of government and local communities; through reforms that stimulate economic growth; and providing grants and financial assistance.
Various 30/06/2026
Sporting Schools provides a program for all primary schools and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools which helps schools increase children's participation and opportunities in sport.
Various Ongoing

The Australian Sports Foundation operates the Fundraising4Sport program which assists the development of sport in Australia. Specifically, the program aims to increase opportunities for Australians to participate in sport and/or excel in sports performance.

N / A Ongoing
If you are an Indigenous Australian and require advice and / or assistance for getting your children into sport, please contact your Local Sporting Club or your Local Government Authority. For more information, you can contact Luke Isaacs, Manager | Aboriginal Programs | Sport, Recreation and Racing at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
N / A Ongoing

Sport Australia Resources:

Update on Sport Australia grants programs - as at 1 April 2020

Guide to supporting your grant application with strong evidence

Further Resources and Victorian Funding Opportunities:

City of Melbourne Grants and Sponsorships

Funding Centre

Grant Connect

National Sporting Organisations

Our Community

Regional Sports Academies

Regional Sports Assemblies

State Sporting Associations

Sports Central

Sports Community

State Government of Victoria - Sport and Recreation Grants

State Government of Victoria - Victorian Grants

You can also try contacting your NSO, SSA and/or RSA as they might have specific grants available or be able to assist with your funding.

Government Partners

Preferred Suppliers