Grants

Sport North East can provide the most recent information available on current grants and funding. We can also assist with grant writing workshops and advice on which grants may be of benefit to your club.  Click the links below or call us on (03) 5721 0200.

Current Grants and Funding opportunities

Sporting Schools Funding – The Sporting Schools program for primary schools helps to provide a range of sporting programs that will increase children’s interest and participation in sport. This funding is available to primary schools, who are encouraged to apply. Applications for this round open on Monday 12th November and close on Friday 23rd November 2018. Further information can be found here.

Sporting Club Grants Program – 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. Round 2 opens on Wednesday 19th December 2018, and closes Sunday 20th January 2019. Guidelines, Application Form and other information can be found here.

Athlete Pathway Travel Grants – This program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level. Support is available to assist community sport and recreation athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition, and for high performance Victorian athletes and teams to compete at national championships or selection events. Round 2 opens on Tuesday 29th January 2019 and closes on Tuesday 5th March 2019. Guidelines, Application Form and other information can be found here.

Jetstar Flying Start – Jetstar’s Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. Applications close on Sunday 31st March 2019. Guidelines, Application Form and other information can be found here.

Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program – This new program provides grants that assist state sporting associations and state sport and recreation bodies with initiatives that increase participation in sport and active recreation. Applications close on Sunday 30th June 2019. Guidelines, Application Form and other information can be found here.

Local Sporting Champions – The Local Sporting Champions program from Sport Australia provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. Details, FAQ’s and other information can be found here.

Emergency Sport and Recreation Equipment – These grants provide assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage. The grants are available year-round, within three months of the loss or damage. Guidelines, Application Form and other information can be found here.

Toyota Good for Footy Raffle – The Toyota Good for Footy Raffle is fundraising made easy to support community clubs. By handling all of the administrative work, clubs are freed to focus on selling the raffle tickets, where 100% of the proceeds goes back to your club. The timeline for selling tickets for 2019 will be available in early 2019. Details, FAQ’s and other information can be found here.

Hyundai Goals for Grassroots – During each round of the Hyundai A-League season, one match is designated as the ‘Goals for Grassroots’ game. In this match, the selected junior club is issued with an array of match day benefits, including match tickets, and receives a guaranteed $1,000 grant plus an additional $1,000 for every goal that the home team scores (up to a maximum of $10,000 per game). Details and other information can be found here.

Individual Athlete Assistance Grants – As part of the Active Wangaratta Grants Program, the Individual Assistance Program is designed to assist children and young people under 18 to access elite sporting opportunities and/or attend elite sporting events they otherwise could not have attended. Applications are open all year round. Grant Guidelines, Application Form and other information can be found here.

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund – This Victorian Government fund is available to families with school-age children to assist with attending school camps or trips, swimming and school-organised programs, outdoor education programs and excursions and incursions. Applications for 2018 are now closed and will re-open in Term 1 2019. Guidelines, Application Form and other information can be found here.

Significant Sporting Events Program – The Significant Sporting Events Program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria. Several rounds of funding are available throughout the year. Further information can be found here.

Bunnings Sausage Sizzles – Bunnings sausage sizzles and cake stalls are enjoyed by thousands of Bunnings customers every week. These are valuable fundraising opportunities for local community groups, and all of the funds raised go straight to the community group conducting the fundraiser. Further information can be found here.

Tennis Australia Sports Facilities Loan – The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans. Available year-round. Guidelines, Application Form and other information can be found here.