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 contact us.
Current grants and funding opportunities
Shade Grants Program – The aim of the program is to reduce Victorians’ exposure to UV radiation by increasing shade in public places across the state and by promoting uptake of sun protective practices. Grants provide up to $50,000 for community groups and can include up to $700 for sun protection items (excluding GST). Applicants may also request up to $700 for sun protection items only. Applications close on 2 October 2019. Guidelines, application form and other information can be found here.
Sunsuper Active Community Grants – Open to not-for profit organisations and grassroots community groups who have a dream to create brighter futures. Round 3 Sports Grants are to help people of all ages to become more active or improves health & fitness in your community, and with up to $50,000 to potentially spend – dreams may just become a reality. Applications close on 13 September 2019. Guidelines, application form and other information can be found here.
WorkSafe Club Safety Fund – This program has been created to provide financial assistance to football/netball clubs to make improvements to the safety of their grounds or provide added safety for both players, people involved with the club and the spectators. The maximum funding amount is $2,000 per application. The fund will open from 25 March – 24 May and 17 June – 11 October (unless funds are exhausted prior to this date). 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, FAQs 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.
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.