Other Community Opportunities

For more opportunities and resources especially for sporting and recreational clubs, associations and groups the south west sport clubs support page 

Telstra Footy Country Grants

Telstra and the AFL have today announced the Telstra Footy Country Grants, a nation-wide funding pool of $2 million, each year for four years, designed to help sustain and grow local footy. Submissions will be open for applications from early 2024 to junior and senior local clubs across Australia (both metro and regional) giving them the opportunity to request funding up to $20,000 to cover a broad range of needs.

Co-funded by Telstra and the AFL, eligible clubs will be able to apply for grants to invest in everything from new equipment for new teams, themed guernseys to increase cultural awareness and new training programs to help support and upskill volunteers. The Grants also aim to grow female participation and increase opportunities for clubs to implement new women’s and girls teams.

Ahead of officially launching applications in early 2024, clubs can submit expressions of interest for funding from today via Telstra.com/footygrants. Further information on the grants is available at the Play AFL website 

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

The Victorian Fishing Authority website has more information.

Men as Allies: Supporting Women and Girls in Community Sport

Men can play a critical role in supporting and enabling gender equality in community sport, through actions as simple as watching women and girls play sport, calling out inappropriate language, and volunteering in traditionally women's roles.  To learn more about the actions men can take to support women in sport, read the research summary presented to Sport and Recreation Victoria - Change Our Game | Men as Allies: supporting women and girls in community sport

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.