There is a range of options for golf clubs to obtain funding from government and other sources. The following is a list of grants available at any given time for clubs to apply for assistance in developing programs, facility development and volunteer management and training. Certain grants are open at different times of year so please be sure to check the opening and closing dates carefully.
Should you require any assistance or further information about grants please don’t hesitate to call Fiona Telford, Government Relations manager on 8545 6220.
VicHealth Active Club Grants program
VicHealth’s Active Club Grants offer funding to community sport and recreation clubs to increase or maintain participation through their club, by purchasing core equipment.
There are two levels of funding available - $3,000 and $10,000. Clubs can apply for funding at both levels; however a club can only be successful in one funding level.
Applications for Round 2 open on February 1 2016.
Click here for more information.
Community Sports Infrastructure Fund
The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund provides grants for planning, building new, and improving existing facilities where communities conduct, organise and participate in sport and recreation. Funding is available under the following categories:
· Major Facilities;
Grants of up to $650,000 to develop or upgrade major sport and recreation facilities;
· Minor Facilities;
Grants of up to $100,000 to develop or upgrade local sport and recreation facilities;
· Female Friendly Facilities;
Grants of up to $100,000 to build new or upgrade existing change rooms to prioritise female participation;
Grants of up to $30,000 to fund initiatives that assess the future sport and recreation needs of local communities, and up to $50,000 for regional planning initiatives.
Clubs can only access funds from the Minor Facilities, and Female Friendly Facilities categories by submitting an Expression of Interest Form directly to their local council. Clubs are advised to contact their local council about timelines for expressions of interest.
For more information on the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund click here.
Sporting Club Grants Program
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 three funding categories:
Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment
Grants up to $1000 to purchase uniforms or other equipment essential for participation.
Category 2: Skill Development
Grants up to $2000 to improve the skills of club members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees.
Category 3: Club Operational Capacity
Grants up to $5000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of clubs through strategic planning or, to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities.
2016 Funding Round 2
Applications Open:21 January 2016
Applications Close:3 March 2016
For more information on the Sporting Club Grants program click here.
Holden Home Ground Advantage
The Holden Home Ground Advantage is supporting local sporting clubs for the next 10 years by committing $5 million to develop and improve their facilities.
Twice a year Holden will provide $250,000 worth of grants to sporting clubs who need assistance - that's $500,000 every year, for ten years.
Applications for round three are now open. Applications close 28th February 2016 at 5:00pm (AEDT).
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Community Safety Fund Grants
Local community groups and Victorian Councils can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support locally based crime prevention solutions. The Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants will provide additional resources for local communities to support practical and locally relevant crime prevention solutions including security equipment and infrastructure, education and awareness initiatives targeting theft and burglary, as well as activities engaging the community in small scale improvements and upgrades to public places.
For further information about the CSF grants program, including the grant guidelines and frequently asked questions, please click here.
The CSF grants close on 1 July 2016.
Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program
The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automatic external defibrillator (also known as an ‘AED’) for their club or sports facility.
Successful applicants receive an ‘Automatic External Defibrillator Package’. The package includes a high quality defibrillator, some basic training and a minimum of three years of essential maintenance. This package will be provided by a qualified contractor engaged by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Please note that by applying for an Automatic External Defibrillator Package your club (or club facility management) is agreeing to:
· register the defibrillator with Ambulance Victoria
· implement a medical emergency plan that is consistent with the current Sports Medicine Australia guidelines.
Click here for more information on the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities program.
Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level.
The program has two funding categories:
Category 1: State Sporting Associations
State sporting associations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria (or if no state sporting association, the relevant Australian Sports Commission recognised national sporting organisation) can apply for up to five grants per funding round on behalf of Victorian teams or individuals for travel to compete at national championships and/or an event or series of events constituting national selection trials.
Grants of up to $6000 are available for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.
Grants for individuals are available up to a maximum of $2000.
Category 2: Community Organisations
Victorian community organisations delivering sport and active recreation opportunities can apply for up to two grants per funding round of $750 each to assist athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of training and competition. A maximum of two grants will be approved to any organisation in any calendar year.
Click here for more information.