Delivered in partnership with the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria, 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.

Funding Available

The available funding for the Country Football and Netball Program is up to $250,000

Eligible projects include:

  • 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. Lighting projects may include the installation of new LED Lighting Infrastructure, or the replacement of non-LED lighting with LED lamps to permit lighting standards to be met
  • projects that result in energy or water efficiency, with a direct impact on participation, such as warm season grass conversions.


Only Local Government Authorities (LGAs) are eligible to apply directly to the Program, limited to:

Applications must be submitted by an authorised representative of a LGA.

Applications received directly from clubs, associations, umpiring organisations, schools, community organisations and businesses will not be considered for funding.

Program Guidelines can be found here

How to Apply

Local clubs and organisations are advised to contact their LGA to discuss potential applications.

For more information, please click here.

Applications close: Monday 9th October 2023