Other Community Grant Opportunities

For more opportunities and resources especially for sporting and recreational clubs, associations and groups visit - https://southwestsport.com.au/grants/


Get Active Kids Voucher Program

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program supports Victorian children to get involved in organised sport and active recreation activities by providing vouchers of up to $200 towards the cost of memberships and registration. You can register now as an activity provider to accept vouchers. Visit www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers for more information.


Dysons Community Grants

This program has been established to provide grants in support of the many community groups and organisations around Victoria.

There are two rounds of grants annually, each with $10,000 available (maximum grant $1000). Eligible organisations include schools, sporting clubs, not-for-profit groups, charities, local societies and emergency services.

This next round of grants opens on 1 March and closes 31 March 2023.

All details, including terms and conditions and an online application form, can be found at http://dysongroup.com.au/about/community-grants

General enquiries, interviews etc:      Peter Cocks

                                                            Mobile: 0417 398 232


Emergency Sporting Equipment Program

The Emergency Sporting Equipment Grant Program helps Victorian sport and active recreation community organisations replace Essential Sports Equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of unpreventable and exceptional events such as fire, flood, significant storms, theft or criminal damage. 

Grants of up to $2,000 (excluding GST) are available towards the replacement cost of the lost or damaged equipment that is owned by the applicant organisation.

Applicants are able to purchase replacement equipment any time after the emergency incident, prior to submission and outcome of an application.

Closes 31 May 2023.  Visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/emergency-sporting-and-recreational-equipment for more information, guidelines and application.


Victorian Fisheries Authority Small Grants Program

To provide funding of up to $5,000 (GST exclusive) for small recreational fishing projects which benefit public recreational fishing in Victoria.

At the discretion of the Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group, the Small Grants Program will provide funding under the following categories:

  • Recreational fishing access and infrastructure
  • Community fishing events
  • Education projects

Visit https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/recreational-fishing-grants-program/small-grants-program for more information.


Local History Grants Program

The Victorian Government recognises that local and community history is an important part of Victoria’s memory. The Local History Grants Program encourages and fosters community activities that preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians. 

Applications close midnight, Monday 30 January 2023.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

For more information on the information session, guidelines and application visit https://prov.vic.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards/local-history-grants-program


Victoria Energy Compare ($250 Power Saving Bonus available for eligible concession recipients)

The Victorian Government has extended its $250 Power Saving Bonus payment until 30 June this year to support more households doing it tough with energy bills. More than 360,000 Victorians have already accessed the one-off $250 payment, providing more than $90 million for vulnerable households.

Eligible Victorians have until 30 June 2022 to apply for their $250 Bonus. This includes households receiving payments through the Pension Concession, Jobseeker, Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance programs or households who hold a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card. Households can check their eligibility and apply for the bonus by visiting https://compare.energy.vic.gov.au

Households who may not have access to a computer or require assistance with their application can apply over the phone by calling 1800 000 832.


All-Terrain Rollator

Glenelg Shire Council now offers FREE hire of an All-Terrain Rollator for Community use.

The All-Terrain Rollator is specifically designed to navigate all the challenging off-road terrains, including soft sand and is located at the Portland Visitor Information Centre on Lee Breakwater Road Portland.

To book, please contact the Portland Visitor Information Centre on 1800 035 567 or portlandvic@glenelg.vic.gov.au.



WTF - Where's the Funding?

Fundraising is the lifeblood of most community organisations, yet it's an often-neglected task. Most organisations draw the majority of their income from just one or two sources, and that's a dangerous strategy. If one of those sources dries up, you could quickly face a budget black hole

"Where's the Funding?" is an affordable online compact course run by Our Community designed for grassroots fundraisers. Drawing from the Seven Pillars of Fundraising, this ICDA course will help participants identify all the many sources of income available to their organisation and give them confidence to start drawing from each of them.

The course costs just $55 and is delivered via a smart learning management system which allows you to complete the course at your own pace and at a time and location of your choosing.

Learn more and register at www.communitydirectors.com.au