Other community funding and opportunities

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

Woolworths pick fresh play fresh grants

Woolworths are helping clubs give young players more healthy, fresh nutrition at training and on match days.

Who can apply?

Entries are open to any Australian netball club or association with a Woolworths NetSetGO centre.

Why does Woolworths want to help?

Woolworths is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Australian kids. The Pick Fresh Play Fresh initiative is about inspiring kids to make healthier choices through sport.

How long are entries open for?

Entries are open until 11:59pm on 7 July 2024. Winners will be notified during the SSN finals series. We will contact your club/association directly.

How much are the grants worth?

This year, there are two types of grants available:

  • People’s choice – 1 x $20,000
  • Other grants – 10 x $8,000

Apply now for a Woolworths pick fresh play fresh grant

Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF)

The Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) provides grants of up to $25,000 and is designed to financially assist initiatives that can support Community Clubs affiliated to AFL Victoria in three key strategic areas:

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

Apply for the Strategic Community Investment Fund on the AFL Victoria website

Applications for the 2024 season are assessed monthly

Thrive Community Grants (Bank of Melbourne Foundation)

Grnts of up to $50,000 to assist children and young people connect with friends, family and community, participate in activities that build resilience, develop new skills, enrich lives, and create sense of belonging.

Information, guidelines and applications can be made on the Bank of Melbourne website

Applications close 23 June 2024

Worksafe Club Safety Fund

The WorkSafe Club Safety Fund provides financial assistance to netball clubs to enhance the safety of their courts and facilities for players, volunteers, and spectators. The fund aims to support occupational health and safety initiatives at a local level.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Football and Netball clubs affiliated with AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria

Funding available:

  • Up to $3,000 per application for safety initiatives
  • Clubs must demonstrate a co-contribution of up to 50% of the total project cost
  • Special consideration for additional financial support may be available

Applications close 12 July 2024

Additional information

  • Funds can be used for safety equipment, shelter structures, and minor facility maintenance.

Information, guidelines and application forms are available on the AFL Victoria website

Quick Response Grants (Regional Arts Victoria)

Assists regional artists, arts organisations and communities take up professional, projects or skills development.
Amount: $3000
Closes: 30 November 2024

Information, guidelines and application can be made on the Regional Arts Victoria website

FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Grants up to $10,000 are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities that strengthen local people, places and climate solutions, with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000).

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.  There are three streams of funding and organisations can apply for one of these streams.

Applications ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

For guidelines, information and applications visit - Strengthening Rural Communities — Small & Vital | FRRR 

Telstra Footy Country Grants 

Local footy clubs across the country can now apply for Telstra Footy Country Grants with submissions for the new funding program open from Monday, 5 February, 2024.

Unveiled in September 2023 by the AFL and Telstra, Telstra Footy Country Grants will give local footy clubs an $8 million boost over the next four years, with a pool of $2 million to be distributed each year starting in 2024.

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.

Eligible regional and metro clubs can apply for grants of up to $20,000, helping to strengthen, sustain and grow local footy.

For more information, criteria and online application - Telstra Footy Country Grants - Play AFL

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.