FUNDING + GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPORTS CLUBS
Each year there are a number of opportunities for clubs to access funding to help upgrade facilities, purchase equipment, up-skill volunteers, support athletes, or develop new targeted programs.
The list below provides information on the various funding bodies who offer grants each year. To learn more about each, including open dates, closing dates and submission process, please visit each funding bodies website. Information on how to access emergency grants after a fire, flood, theft or criminal damage are also listed.
We encourage clubs to sign up to each funding bodies mailing list to be notified when funding becomes available. Further to this, Bowls Australia have provided a fact sheet to help clubs obtain funding. You can download a copy from the Bowls Australia website.
Should you need assistance with completing your funding application, please reach out to your Regional Bowls Manager who will be happy to provide some guidance.
VicSport offer a comprehensive list of all sport and recreation grants available in Victoria as they become available. To learn more, please visit the VicSport website.
SPORT AND RECREATION VICTORIA (SRV)
SRV funding grants become active at various times throughout the year. Guidelines are available when funding is open. We advise clubs to check the SRV’s website on a regular basis to see what grants are open. For more information about SRV funding and loans, please visit the SRV website.
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.
EMERGENCY SPORT AND RECREATIONAL 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. No Closing Date.
GRANTS VICTORIA – SPORT & RECREATION
The Victorian Government grants directory enables you to search for government grants and assistance within the state of Victoria. Here you’ll find general information about grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities that can help you:
- fund ideas and initiatives;
- develop local and national solutions;
- get assistance in times of hardship; and
- access further information.
Visit the Grants Victoria website to view open and upcoming grant opportunities.
VicHealth provides health promotion funding for sporting clubs, mental health organisations and more. Funding grants become active at various times throughout the year and guidelines are available when funding is open. Visit the VicHealth website to view open and upcoming grant opportunities.
To be notified about upcoming funding opportunities register with VicHealth and sign-up to their fortnightly email.
(formally the Australian Sports Commission)
Sport Australia offer opportunities for individual athletes and sporting organisations to receive support funding. To learn what funding options exist, please visit the Sport Australia website to view open and upcoming grant opportunities.
Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. To learn more about Volunteer Grants, please visit the Australian Government website.
Sport Community provides a listing of available grants and provides information on how to prepare a winning grant application.
Our Community Grants
A resource to search for Federal and State Government, philanthropic and corporate grants funding.