Telstra Country Footy Grants


The Telstra Footy Country Grants is designed to financially assist initiatives that can support Community Clubs affiliated to the AFL to strengthen the base and secure the future in three key strategic areas:

  • Grow and assist volunteer capacity.
  • Grow and diversify participation.
  • Improve club environments and experiences.

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Application open dates:

  • Round 1: Monday 5th February to 11:59pm (AEDT) Sunday 3rd March 2024
  • Round 2: Monday 4th March to 3pm (AEDT) Friday 19th April 2024
  • Round 3: 3:01pm (AEDT) Friday 19th April to 3pm (AEDT) Thursday 13th June 2024
  • Round 4: 3:01pm (AEDT) Thursday 13th June to 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday 7th August 2024

Play Our Way program


The Play Our Way program will provide greater opportunities for women and girls to access, participate and remain involved in sport and physical activity.

The Australian Government is providing $200 million for the Play Our Way program. The program will run over 3 years from 2024–25 to 2026–27. The program will provide funding for local solutions and improvements that address participation barriers faced by women and girls. The following types of organisations can apply for funding through a competitive grant opportunity:

  • local governments
  • community organisations
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • sporting organisations.

Applicants will be able to apply for funding under 2 streams:

  • Facilities 
  • Participation and Equipment.

Successful organisations will use the grants to:

  • provide safe, inclusive, quality and sustainable facilities, equipment and initiatives
  • help women and girls to remain involved in sport and physical activity for life.

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Application Dates

Applications Open: 18 March 2024

Applications Close: 29 April 2024 (2pm AEST)

Sporting Schools


Sporting Schools offers grant opportunities for primary schools, and targeted grant opportunities for secondary schools in relation to year 7 and 8 students. Grants support the delivery of sport-based programs to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life. Sporting Schools has partnered with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs) and national sporting organisations for people with disability (NSODs) to facilitate delivery of Sporting Schools programs.

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Application open dates:

Term 1 – Open 8am AEDT 06/11/2023 – Close 5pm AEDT 17/11/2023
Term 2 – Open 8am AEDT 26/02/2024 – Close 5pm AEDT 8/03/2024
Term 3 – Open 8am AEST 20/05/2024 – Close 5pm AEST 31/05/2024
Term 4 – Open 8am AEST 12/08/2024 – Close 5pm AEST 23/08/2024

Get Active Victoria Kids Vouchers


The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each per round.

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Important dates

  • Round 7 open to apply for a voucher: 10:00 am Tuesday 10 October 2023 until allocation exhausted.
  • Vouchers expiry date: Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Youth Aquatic Accreditation Program


This program provides financial assistance to young people aged 17 to 25 years to undertake accreditation to ensure they are qualified to teach swimming and water safety. The new Program has been supported through the Victorian Budget 2022-23 to deliver the Victorian Government’s Our Promise, your future: Victoria’s youth strategy 2022-27.

The program provides young people with an entry point to allow them to pursue or continue career opportunities in the aquatic sector. It will contribute to supporting the capability of the aquatic sector to support the accreditation of more teachers.

Grant Amount:

The program has three funding categories:

Applicant organisations can apply for up to 40 candidates per application per category. For example, if you want to apply for 10 candidates to undertaking Swimming and Water Safety Teacher training then you can apply for up to $3,250.

There is no limit to the amount of funding organisations can receive over the life of the Program, provided that successful applicants fully acquit their previous grants prior to re-applying for new funding.

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Application closing date: 5pm, 31 May 2024.

Significant Sporting Events Program


The Significant Sporting Events Program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria.

Grant typeGrant descriptionMaximum grant value
Event assistance grantsAvailable to event organisers seeking funding support to assist with general operational costs associated with hosting events.$20,000
Event development grantsAvailable to develop or expand events, or for events with high operational costs (typically more than $200,000).$150,000*
Strategic event planning grantsAvailable to State and National Sporting bodies to assist with the development of sport strategic event plans that seek to identify future events that could be hosted in Victoria, and the requirements for doing so.$20,000

* Higher grant amounts may be available and will be considered on a case by case basis by Sport and Recreation Victoria.

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The Significant Sporting Events Programis open all year, with six funding rounds each year.

Annual funding roundFunding round opensApplications closing dateIndicative notification of outcome
Round 11 July31 AugustOctober
Round 21 September31 OctoberDecember
Round 31 November31 DecemberFebruary
Round 41 JanuaryLast day of FebruaryApril
Round 51 March30 AprilJune
Round 61 May30 JuneAugust

Sport and Recreation Victoria

The Victorian State government provides a range of grants and funding opportunities to increase participation opportunities and facility development.

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Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is the Australian Government agency responsible for supporting and investing in sport at all levels. The play a central role to increase involvement in sport and enable continued international sporting success through leadership and development of the sports sector, targeted financial support and the operation of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

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A pioneer in health promotion, VicHealth aim to create a healthier, fairer Victoria where everyone benefits from good health and has the opportunity to thrive. They work with a wide range of people, communities and organisations to reshape the systems that impact health and wellbeing. Funding grants become active at various times throughout the year with general and specific eligibility criteria.

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Australian Sports Foundation

The Australian Sports Foundation funds programs designed to increase healthy activity levels and grow participation in sport. Grants are distributed to support projects that improve access to sport for a range of people and communities. Their focus is on helping kids get active, breaking down the barriers of entry for women and girls, and on bringing more diversity to sport.

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