Grants and funding

Sport and Recreation Victoria provides grants and funding to support groups from local community clubs through to the elite level. Funding is available for a range of activities, from improving or building new facilities to putting in place community projects and programs.

Find a Grant is an easy way for you to search DTPLI grants that you or your organisation may be eligible to apply for.

Grants Index provides a snapshot view of all grant programs.

Significant Sporting Events Program

The Significant Sporting Event Program provides one-off Event Support Grants of up to $50,000 to support operational requirements for events, and Event Initiative Fund grants of up to $300,000 to support existing or new events seeking enhancements to boost the profile and legacy of the event.

Sporting Uniform Grants Program

The Sporting Uniform Grants Program provides grants of up to $1000 to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms by Victorian community-based clubs or organisations involved in the delivery of sporting and active recreation opportunities.

Community Facility Funding program

The Community Facility Funding program contributes to the provision of high-quality and accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria.

Country Football and Netball program

The Country Football and Netball program provides funding to assist country football and netball clubs to develop facilities through rural, regional and outer metropolitan councils.

Country Action grant scheme

The Country Action grant scheme aims to increase the capacity of sport and recreation organisations in regional and rural Victoria. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to successful applicants.


Victalent is a $500 travel assistance grant for sport and recreation organisations to support developing athletes, coaches, officials and teams who are required to travel extensively in order to engage in training and competition.

Access for All Abilities program

The Access for All Abilities (AAA) program develops and supports a diverse range of sport and recreation environments that are inclusive of and accessible to people with disabilities.

Indigenous Sports Development program

The Indigenous Sports Development program aims to:

  • increase access to sport and recreation opportunities for Indigenous communities
  • create sustainable partnerships with state and regional sporting associations
  • increase awareness within the sport and recreation industry of how to be more inclusive of Indigenous communities

Regional Sport and Recreation program

The Regional Sport and Recreation program strengthens the capacity of rural and regional communities to respond to sport and active issues which impact at the grassroots level.

Emergency grants: Sports Equipment

The Emergency grant provides assistance to local sport and active recreation clubs to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, theft or flood.