The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program support sport and recreation clubs by supporting initiatives aiming to increase participation and enhance gender equality in sport and recreation.

Funding Available

The Program provides funding of up to $10,000 to successful applicants. Organisations can submit one application to one of the following streams:

  • Stream 1: Participation (up to $5,000 or $10,000) –Deliver activities that increase participation for women and girls. (up to $5,000 or up to $10,000)
  • Stream 2: Capability (up to $5,000 or up to $10,000) –  Build capability and leadership in gender equality policy and practice. This includes training and knowledge in the access and use of community sports infrastructure. Capability enhancements should be in line with the Fair Access Policy Roadmap.
  • Stream 3: Community Leaders (up to $10,000) – Access professional development opportunities for women and girls.


Applicants must:

  • Community sport and active recreation clubs, associations and organisations delivering sport and active recreation programs in Victoria
  • Regional sports assemblies*
  • Local government authorities*
  • State sporting associations, state sporting organisations and peak bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria* sport.vic.gov.au/our-work/ industry-development/find-sport-andrecreation-organisations
  • Where there is no recognised state sporting association, a national sporting organisation* recognised by the Australian Sports Commission may apply, or
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and incorporated Aboriginal associations delivering sport and active recreation activities operating in Victoria. Aboriginal Community groups that are not incorporated may apply for a grant but must have an incorporated association acting as an auspicing body to manage the funding on their behalf through a funding agreement with the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industries and Regions (DJSIR, or the Department).

How to Apply

For more information and guidelines, please click here.

Applications close: 5pm on Monday 4 March 2024.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your application, please contact (03) 5831 8456 or clubsupport@valleysport.net.au