The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers.

The program has five funding categories:

Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment

Grants up to $1,000 to purchase uniforms or equipment that is essential for participation, safety or first aid equipment for immediate attention to injury that may occur participating in sport or active recreation.


Category 2: Skill Development

Grants to improve the skills of organisation members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees, including:

  • Up to $2,000 for individual organisations.
  • Up to $5,000 for leagues, associations or an organisation that collaborates with multiple organisations to deliver training for a broad range of participants.


Category 3: Organisation Operational Capacity

Grants up to $5,000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of organisations through strategic planning or, to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities such as pilot programs.

This grant can be used for Strategic Planning which Valley Sport can assist with. For more information on this, please contact Nattalie Joinbee (Business Development Manager) via email or call the office on 5831 8456.

Category 4: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recovery

Grants to provide support to sport and active recreation organisations to be COVIDSafe and assist with return to play costs and initiatives, including:

  • Up to $2,000 for community sporting and active recreation clubs.
  • Up to $5,000 for leagues and associations affiliated with recognised state sporting associations or state sport and recreation bodies.

Category 5: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recovery

Irrecoverable costs of more than $2,000, arising directly from the cancellation of event(s) during the five-day circuit breaker lockdown from 13 to 17 February 2021.

For more information, guidelines and to apply please click here.

Applications close 5pm, 11 May 2021

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your application, please contact (03) 5831 8456 or