Community Facility Funding Program
The Community Facility Funding Program helps provide high quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria by encouraging:
- increased sport and recreation participation
- increased access to sport and recreation opportunities
- better planning of sport and recreation facilities
- innovative sport and recreation facilities
- environmentally sustainable facilities
- universally designed facilities
The Community Facility Funding Program provides grants for planning and building new and improving existing facilities where communities meet, interact and participate in sport and recreation in the following categories:
||Funding up to
||Purpose of Funding
||$3 million||to provide high-quality aquatic leisure facilities through new or redeveloped aquatic leisure centres|
|Major Facilities||$650,000 (where the total project cost is more than $500,000 excluding GST)||to develop or upgrade major sport and recreation facilities|
|Seasonal Pools||$200,000||to rejuvenate seasonal swimming pools in rural, regional and outer metropolitan municipalities that are significantly isolated from a year round aquatic centre|
|Minor Facilities||$100,000 for any one project (where the total project cost is up to $500,000 excluding GST)||available for community groups, working in partnership with local government authorities, to develop or upgrade community sport and recreation facilities|
|Soccer Facilities||$100,000 for up to two projects||available for local soccer clubs working with local government authorities, to upgrade existing or develop new facilities to maximise participation opportunities in soccer|
|Planning||$30,000||for projects focusing on recreation planning or facility feasibility in one municipality|
|$50,000||for regional planning initiatives that demonstrate inter-municipal needs and financial support from multiple local government authorities|
1. Local government authorities (councils) are eligible to apply directly to the Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD).
2. Community organisations can only access funds from the Minor Facilities and Soccer Facilities categories by submitting an Expression of Interest Form for Community Organisations (Word 96 KB) directly to their local council. Community organisations are advised to contact their local council about timelines for Expressions of Interest.
The application process will be undertaken in two stages.
Stage One: Project Proposal
Discuss your activity idea with a Sport and Recreation representative before submitting a Project Proposal. They can provide:
- advice on the most appropriate form of support for your project
- guidance on the development of those proposals that have merit, that align with program objectives and that are ready to proceed.
Councils complete and submit Project Proposals for all categories via email to email@example.com by 5 June 2013.
SRV will advise you of Project Proposals that can proceed to Full Application.
Stage Two: Full Application
SRV will invite you to submit a Full Application (via web link) for project Proposals identified in Step Three.
- Open date: The 2014-2015 Community Facility Funding Program is currently open.
- Closing date for Project Proposals: 5 June 2013
Additional Required Information
Fact sheets and templates
- Project Management Framework Fact Sheet (Word 1 MB) and Template (Word 81 KB)
- Schedule of Use Fact Sheet (Word 1 MB) and Template (Excel 80 KB) and Example (Excel 100 KB)
- Capital Replacement Plan Fact Sheet (1 MB) and (Template Excel 29 KB)
- Code of Conduct Form for Tenants (Word 2.6 MB)
- Environmentally Sustainable Design (Word 1.2 MB)
- Universal Design Principles and Disability Standards for Access to Premises (PDF 88 KB) or (Word 1 MB)
- In-Kind and Voluntary Labour Support Proforma (Word 1.6 MB)
- Aboriginal Heritage Planning Tool
- Competitive Neutrality Policy (Word 1 MB)
- SunSmart Online Shade Audit Tool
These publications are intended for use as a guide only and further specialist advice should be sought on the specifics of your project:
- Artificial Grass For Sport Guide (PDF 2.3 MB) or (Word 1.4 MB)
- Tennis Facility Planning Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) or (Word 272 KB)
- Netball Court Planning Guide (PDF 393 KB) or (Word 153 KB)
- Community Sporting Facility Lighting Guide (PDF 1.6 MB) or (Word 91 KB)
- The Good Play Space Guide: "I can play too" (PDF 1.4 MB) or (Word 408 KB)
- Skate Facility Guide (PDF 2 MB) or (Word 598 KB)
- ARV Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Facility Development Guidelines
- ARV Functional Design Brief Template
Before you apply for a grant, we recommend you read about DPCD's Funding Agreements as funding is dependent upon your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.
Program area and assistanceRead more about Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV)
For assistance with a project idea and/or an application contact your local DPCD/SRV representative
For general grant enquiries contact the Grants Information Line
Interest AreasLocal Government
Sport & Recreation