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Active Club Grants 2016-17 Round One
VicHealth’s Active Club Grants offer funding to community sport and recreation clubs to increase or maintain participation through their club, by purchasing core equipment.

Core sporting equipment is needed by the club to conduct its sport and active recreation activities. This may include game equipment, playing uniforms or injury prevention items.

https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub
Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants 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. http://grantsandfunding.com.au/grants/athlete-pathway-travel-grants-program/
Hobsons Bay Community Grants Program
  • Grants available to clubs in four categories ranging from $500 to $10k
  • Projects include small expenses, community benefit, equipment and resources, and partnership grants.
  • Hobsons Bay also offers a Quick Response Grant for projects that don’t fit within the above. This closes on 30 April and ranges from $500 to $5k.
http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Community-grants/2016-Quick-Response-Grants
Australian Sports Foundation ASF operates the Sport Incentive Program, which offers a unique tax advantage for sports fundraising by assisting clubs to raise funds for a sport related project through public and corporate donations.
For more information on how to register your club please head to the Australian Sports Foundation website.
https://asf.org.au/
Darebin Community Support Program
  • Small grants ranging from $500 to $6k are available for Darebin clubs.
  • Assist with hiring facilities or basic club operations.
http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/Your-Council/Community-Funding-and-Awards/Grants
Capital Development Program The purpose of the Capital Development Program is to provide financial assistance to not-for-profit organisations to improve sport and recreation infrastructure, which in turn provides active participation opportunities.  2017 CDP Funding Guidelines
Community Development Grants Programme The Australian Government has established the Community Development Grants Programme to support needed infrastructure that promotes stable, secure and viable local and regional economies. http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/communitydevelopment/index.aspx
Community Shade Grants Program Grants from $5000 to $50,000 are available for the increase of shade in public places where Victorians spend time outdoors, benefiting community spaces such as sports facilities. Grants are open to a range of organisations including sports clubs. https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/preventive-health/skin-cancer-prevention/community-shade-grants
Community Sports Infrastructure Fund  The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is an annual programme that provides capital works funding to local governments to support projects at community facilities.

Only Councils may apply for this funding, however Clubs are recommended to contact Councils with project ideas in line with the CSIF guidelines.

READ MORE: FFV supporting CSIF proposals

http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/community-sports-infrastructure-fund
Emergency: Sporting and Recreational Equipment These grants provide assistance to grassroots sport and 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.
Funding of up to $2,000 is available to eligible clubs.
Head to the Emergency Grant page for more information about this grant, to download the guidelines, or apply online.
http://sport.vic.gov.au/node/356
Holden Homeground Advantage Apply for a grant for a project up to $100,000 or up to $100,000 for your local sporting club. Applications are now open and run until February 28, 2016.
Find out more HERE
http://www.holden.com.au/about/home-ground-advantage
Healthy Eating Sports Club Grant
The Sport and Recreation Healthy Eating in the West project aims to get more Wyndham and Melton sports clubs offering healthier food and drinks at their canteens, functions, events and on the field.

Selected sporting clubs will be expected to sign a ‘Funding Agreement’ to confirm their commitment to participating in all aspects of the Project.

https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/volunteering-grants/how-apply-grant/healthy-eating-sports-club-grant
Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars The Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Foundation provides financial grants to driven young girls and women across Australia who are seeking help to realise their potential in their chosen field of pursuit and to emerge as a leader and mentor in their chosen community. http://www.aimforthestars.com.au/scholarships/who-can-apply
Local Leader Grants Do you have an idea to improve your community? Check out the Leader Local Grants, who are looking to fund your projects to make your community a better place to live. Every Leader local paper will have a grant of $1,000 available for the idea that gets the most votes. To enter, simply submit your idea by the closing date. http://www.leaderlocalgrants.com.au/
Local Sporting Champions The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships. http://grantsandfunding.com.au/grants/local-sporting-champions-australia-wide/
National Stronger Regions Fund This programme commenced in 2015 and provides funding of $1 billion over 5 years to fund priority infrastructure in regional communities. Grants must be between $20,000 and $10 million. Local government and incorporated not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply. Grant funding must be matched in cash on at least a dollar for dollar basis. For Round Three, applicants classified as remote and very remote must contribute at least one dollar for every three dollars of NSRF funding sought. All partner funding must be confirmed. NSRF funding will be provided for capital projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or an extension of existing infrastructure. The project must deliver an economic benefit to the region beyond the period of construction. Projects should support disadvantaged regions or areas of disadvantage within a region. The NSRF funded component of the project must be completed on or before 31 December 2019. http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/NSRF/
Project Defib Project Defib is a Red Cross initiative which aims to reduce the number of deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest by making defibrillators and related training and support, accessible to all sporting clubs, schools and not for profits across Australia. http://www.projectdefib.com.au/
Regional Infrastructure Fund The Regional Infrastructure Fund (RIF) is the main infrastructure program of the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF). It aims to harness key regional strengths to improve regional Victoria’s productivity and liveability. It will invest in major infrastructure projects that create or enhance the conditions for economic growth, and build diversified and sustainable regional economies that are resilient to change. http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/regional-jobs-and-infrastructure-fund/regional-infrastructure-fund
Significant Sporting Events Program The Significant Sporting Events Program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria. http://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/significant-sporting-events-program
Sporting Club Grants Program Applications for a new round of Victorian Government grants are now open.
Clubs will be able to apply for grants of up to $1000 for the most modern equipment, or team uniforms that give everyone a sense of pride. Grants of up to $5000 are available for clubs to strengthen their operations and sustainability.
http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/sporting-club-grants-program
Stronger Communities Programme The objective of the Stronger Communities Programme is to fund small capital projects which will deliver social benefits. The programme aims to improve local community participation, cohesion and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/scp/index.aspx
Stronger Regional Communities Plan The Stronger Regional Communities Plan (SRCP) aims to support rural and regional towns in attracting families and young people to live and work. It will do so by investing in community-led initiatives and partnerships that create or enhance the conditions for economic growth, building community capabilities to drive change and improving the liveability of regional and rural towns. http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/regional-jobs-and-infrastructure-fund/stronger-regional-communities
Telstra Kids Fund Powered by the Telstra Foundation, the Telstra Kids Fund champions local community connections for kids in Australia.We fund the little things that make a big difference to kids’ lives: connections to local activities in arts and culture, education, health, the environment, sport and recreation. http://telstrakidsfund.com/
VicHealth Active Club Grants These grants offer funding to community sport and recreation clubs to increase or maintain participation through their club, by purchasing core equipment. This round we’ll be placing a particular focus on supporting sporting clubs and organisations that can attract more people to their club, or improve participation opportunities for Victoria’s Aboriginal community. In awarding these grants, special consideration will also be given to applications from clubs in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage as well as clubs/organisations who can demonstrate that an Active Club Grant will increase opportunities for regular physical activity in their community. https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub
Victoria: Putting Locals First The Putting Locals First Program (PLFP) component of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a $100 million initiative designed to enable regional communities to devise and deliver service and infrastructure responses which reflect local priorities. http://grantsandfunding.com.au/grants/victoria-putting-locals-first/

The latest VicSport newletter has more detailed information regarding available grants. Please download the newsletter here.

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