The Sport and Recreation Victoria “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. Community organisations delivering sport and active recreation programs anywhere in Victoria may apply. There are four different grant categories available:
- Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment: Grants up to $1000 to purchase uniforms or other equipment essential for participation.
- Category 2: Skill Development: Grants up to $2000 to improve the skills of club members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees.
- Category 3: Club Operational Capacity: Grants up to $5000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of clubs through strategic planning or, to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities such as pilot programs.
- Category 4: Aboriginal Participation: Grants of up to $1000 for uniforms, equipment, up to $2000 for skills development training and up to $750 for travel.
Round 2 applications open 19 December 2018 and close 20 January 2019 so if you are looking at applying now would be a good time to start planning. Visit http://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program for more info.