Other Community Grant Opportunities

The Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative is back in 2021!

Regional Arts Victoria is partnering on this program, and we’re particularly excited that at least 20% of funds will be directed to regional Victorian creatives.

The funding is open to all creative practitioners, collectives, businesses, sole traders and micro-orgs.

Quick response grants of $5,000 and $10,000 are available for a range of activities including to help develop or adapt work, undertake professional development, reach new audiences or plan for reopening.

There are two closing date options for this program:

  • Round One: closes 5pm Tuesday October 26. Applicants who submit before this date will be assessed in Round One and successful applicants will be advised of outcomes in the week commencing Monday November 15. Any applicant who does not receive funding in Round One will automatically be considered in Round Two.
  • Round Two: closes 5pm Monday November 22. Applicants who submit to Round Two and all other applicants from Round One will be advised of outcomes in the week commencing Monday December 13.

For details on eligibility and how to apply, including how to book a discussion with an advisor to the program, visit http://www.rav.net.au/funding-opportunities/sustaining-creative-workers/


Get Active Kids Voucher Program Round 3 now open | Closes 30 November 2021

This Program helps eligible families get their children involved in organised sport and active 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.

To be eligible children must be Victorian residents, aged 18 and under and named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, as well as a Medicare card.

Additionally, special consideration also applies for children residing in care services as well as temporary or provisional visa holders, undocumented migrants or international students. 

Key Dates

Applications for Round 3 opened at 10am on Monday 4 October 2021 and close at 5pm on Tuesday 30 November 2021. Eligible expenditure dates in Round 3 are from 1 January 2021 – 30 November 2021. 

To find out more information visit www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers.


Community Sports Sector COVID-19 Survival Package

The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package provides grants to support the operational viability of community sport and active recreation organisations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fourth round of the Survival Package provides an additional $10 million for community sport and active recreation organisations under one stream:

  • Grassroots Operational Support - grants of up to $2,500 are available for associations and leagues and grants of up to $1,500 are available for individual clubs and community sporting and active recreation organisations that have not previously received funding from the Survival Package.

Previous grant recipients (from any of the first three funding rounds) will be considered for an automatic top-up payment. These organisations will commence receiving payments from late October 2021, provided they still meet the Survival Package’s eligibility criteria. The ‘top-up’ organisations will not need to submit a new application to receive their automatic payment. Top-up amounts are $2,500 for associations and leagues and $1,500 for clubs.

Applications from associations, leagues, clubs and community sport and active recreation organisations, will be accepted from:

Applications open – 28 September 2021

Applications close – 5pm, 29 October 2021 (or until all available funding has been exhausted)

Notification of outcomes – within six weeks of your application

For more information, guidelines and application visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-sport-sector-coronavirus-covid-19-short-term-survival-package


Change Our Game Scholarship Grants Program

The Change Our Game Scholarship Grants Program supports women to access professional development opportunities to enhance their skills in sport and recreation leadership and management.

Offered through the Victorian Government’s Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, the Program offers grants of up to $10,000 to individuals and organisations.


Category 1 (Less than 3 years of experience in sport and recreation): Up to $2,000

Category 2 (3 to 5 years of experience in sport and recreation): Up to $5,000

Category 3 (5+ years of experience in sport and recreation with demonstrated management experience): Up to $10,000

Category 4 Organisations applying for group training/professional development for more than one staff member: up to value of $10,000

Category 5 A stream specific to those whose role has been impacted by COVID-19. This stream will provide career coaching / career counselling for anyone looking to identify transferrable skills, reskill or re-evaluate a career pathway plan: Up to value of $2,500

The Change Our Game Scholarship Program will fund professional development activities run by recognised entities that are aimed at enhancing skills in sport and recreation leadership and management. These activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • ·organisational governance training
  • working with boards and committees
  • leadership skills and management training
  • project or event management
  • media training
  • sports administration training
  • change or financial management.

Applications will open on 28 September and will close at 5pm AEDT, Monday 25 October.

For more information, eligibility, guidelines and application visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/change-our-game-scholarship-program-0/_recache


Country Football and Netball Program

The Country Football and Netball Program provides funding to assist regional football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to upgrade and develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations.

Examples of projects eligible for funding include the following:

  • development of new, or upgrade to existing change rooms and pavilions to increase capacity, inclusion and safety
  • development of new, or upgrade to existing sports ovals and courts to increase capacity and safety
  • sports lighting that improves facility capacity and participant safety
  • projects that result in energy or water efficiency, with a direct impact on participation, such as warm season grass conversions.

Up to $200,000 is available on a $3:$1 funding ratio ($3 from state government for every $1 locally) with only an authorised representative from Local Government Authorities eligible to apply.  LGA’s must discuss their ideas with Sport and Recreation Victoria and AFL Victoria or Netball Victoria before applying.

Applications for Round Two open on 1st October and close on 1st of December 2022.

For more information, guidelines and application visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/country-football-and-netball-program 

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