Our Sporting Future

The Our Sporting Future Program has been established to assist community sporting organisations with the implementation of small to medium sized facility development projects and development programs for new and emerging sporting organisations across the municipality.

Examples of projects funded in the past; sport surface development, OHS and public safety improvements, lighting upgrades, pavilion upgrades, club development including access and participation programs, universal access improvement.

Eligibility

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Available Grants/Funding Categories

Minor

Minor will accommodate projects on a $1 to $1 basis requesting assistance from Council of up to, but not exceeding $15,000.

Major

Major will accommodate projects on a $1 to $1 basis requesting assistance from the Council of up to, but not exceeding $30,000. There is no in-kind component for Major projects. 

Sports Aid

Sports Aid will provide funding between $500 and $5,000 (without matching contributions) for the following types of projects:

  • projects that provide support to new and developing sporting organisations;
  • projects for special access and/or participation projects (that have not been tried before) i.e. a junior program to attract more members or a program that targets a specific group that have not been involved before with the organisation; and/or
  • planning initiatives that address the future sport and recreation needs of the club/organisation i.e. strategic or business plan, facility plan or detail design work on a facility improvement.

Women and Girls

Women & Girls will provide funding towards programs that increase opportunities for women and girls in sports clubs for development programs or training between $500 and $10,000 (without matching contributions) for the following types of programs:

  • Leadership development programs including governance and leadership programs or training
  • Development programs aimed at increasing participation skills or official accreditation/training e.g. female football umpires course, netball umpires courses for junior girls

Youth Participation

Youth Participation will provide funding towards initiatives to increase participation in sport for teams/sport between sixteen and eighteen years of age where significant decrease in participation has occurred over previous 1-3 years, for between $500 and $5,000 (without matching contributions) for the following types of projects:

  • Development programs or skills training to assist the engagement of youth participation in community sport where participation has decreased (decreased participation levels to be demonstrated)
  • Purchase of uniforms to help increase participation in youth aged teams where participation has significantly decreased (decreased participation levels to be demonstrated with evidence provided from State Sporting Association’s or Leagues)

How to apply?

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Applications close: Round 1 of this grant will close on Friday 20 August 2021 at 4.00pm. Round 2 will again open in early December and close in early Feb 2022.

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