The Significant Sporting Events Program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria.

Available Grants/Funding Categories

Event assistance grantsAvailable to event organisers seeking funding support to assist with general operational costs associated with hosting events.$20,000
Event development grantsAvailable to develop or expand events, or for events with high operational costs (typically more than $200,000).$150,000*
Strategic event planning grantsAvailable to State and National Sporting bodies to assist with the development of sport strategic event plans that seek to identify future events that could be hosted in Victoria, and the requirements for doing so. $20,000


The following organisations are eligible for funding:

  • National sporting organisations
  • State sporting associations
  • Regional sports assemblies
  • Local government authorities
  • Sport conference organisers
  • Local sporting clubs and associations
  • Private event organisations
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Venues.

Please note – eligibility is subject to additional supporting documentation.

In addition, to be eligible for funding applicants must be an incorporated body, cooperative or association (including business associations)
possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be financially solvent.

How to apply?

For more information, please click here.

Applications close: 30 June 2021 
If you have any questions or would like assistance with your application, please contact (03) 5831 8456 or clubsupport@valleysport.net.au