Grants & Funding

Current Grant Opportunities

Active Grants

More information about each available grant can be found below

Grants Funding Available Applications Close
Grassroots Cricket Fund Up to $2,000 27 September 2020 or until funding is exhausted APPLY NOW
Community Sport Survival Program – Round 2 Up to $1,000 for clubs and $2,000 for associations 16 October 2020 APPLY NOW
Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Sporting Club Grants Program Up to $5,000 29 September 2020 APPLY NOW
Australian Sports Foundation – Active Kids Grant Up to $10,000 30 September APPLY NOW
Bushfire Recovery Grants for Community Facilities Up to $50,000 30 June 2022 APPLY NOW
Reimagining Health: A VicHealth Grant Up to $50,000 27 October 2020 APPLY NOW

Current Grant Opportunities

Grassroots Cricket Fund

The Grassroots Cricket Fund has been established by Australia’s cricketers to strengthen grassroots cricket in this country for generations to come. The fund will commit up to $30 million from professional Australian cricket player payments to be invested to support and strengthen Australian community cricket.

The Grassroots Cricket Fund is making $2 million available to community cricket clubs this season to deliver great experiences and support to their local communities. We know this season is likely to be tougher than most given the impact of COVID-19, and the Grassroots Cricket Fund is here to ensure clubs are supported financially.

From Thursday 3 September 12PM EST, community cricket clubs will be able to apply for grants up to $2,000 from the Grassroots Cricket Fund, in a bid to make running their clubs easier. The grants can be used on things such as COVID Safe materials, playing equipment, training equipment, technology to support club operations, maintenance equipment, facilities equipment and much more!

To determine your eligibility and to understand some of the finer details, such as what you can apply for, please visit


Community Sport Survival Program – Round 2

Round 2 of the Victorian Government’s Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package is now open providing sporting clubs and associations the opportunity to apply for a much needed boost direct to community cricket clubs and associations. Community clubs who did not receive the $1,000 grant in Round 1 of the Program can now apply for a $1,000 grant through Round 2 of the program and community sport associations who did not receive funding in Round 1 can apply for a $2,000 grant. Clubs that did receive the $1,000 grant in Round one will automatically receive another $500 and Associations that received funding in Round one will automatically receive another $1,000 with no application or action required.

Applications for Round 2 close on Friday 16 October, 2020 at 5pm.


Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Sporting Club Grants Program

This 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.

Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment
Grants up to $1000 to purchase uniforms or equipment, including first aid equipment, essential for participation.

Category 2: Skill Development
Grants to improve the skills of organisation members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees.

Up to $2,000 for individual organisations.
Up to $5,000 for leagues, associations or an organisation that collaborates with multiple organisations to deliver training for a broad range of participants.

Category 3: Organisation Operational Capacity
Grants up to $5000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of organisations through strategic planning or, to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities such as pilot programs.

Applications for the Program are now open and close at 11.59pm on 29 September 2020. Outcomes will be announced in December.


Australian Sports Foundation – Active Kids Grant

The Active Kids Grants have been established with the aim of providing every child with the active childhood they deserve, by supplying them with the equipment they need to participate in sporting activities.

The grants will be focusing on volunteer run grassroots and community clubs with young members aged under 20, with priority given to clubs in disadvantaged and/or rural communities. Suggested grant values are up to $10,000.

Applications will be accepted from 1 September 2020 to 30 September 2020.


Bushfire Recovery Grants for Community Facilities

Bushfire Recovery Grants for Community Facilities have been established to support local organisations to improve community facilities in fire affected communities.

BRV will consider applications for projects that that help to bring communities together and support community recovery and resilience.


Reimagining Health: A VicHealth Grant

VicHealth is offering grants of up to $3K, $10K or $50K for local organisations who can support young people (aged 0-25 years) or Victorians experiencing disadvantage, by creating meaningful social connection, providing opportunities for physical activity or by addressing food security issues.

These grants merge previous funding rounds into one, replacing regular VicHealth funding opportunities such as Active Club Grants and Partnership grants so that all local organisations who can create meaningful social connection, opportunities for physical activity and address food security can apply.

Applications are now open and close on Tuesday 27 October (11:59pm).


Emergency: Sporting and Recreational Equipment through Sport and Recreation Victoria

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.

Funding is available up to $2,000 and applications can be made up to 3 months after the loss or damage.

You can read the program guidelines here. Or to find out more information about the Emergency: Sporting and Recreational Equipment grant and apply, see the Sport and Recreation Victoria website here.

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