Club Grants & Funding

A range of grants and funding are available to support sport and recreation in Victoria from local community clubs through to the elite level.

If you need any assistance please call the Calisthenics Victoria office on 9562 6011.


Change Our Game Community Activation Grants

This program is designed to fund one-off community level events that showcase and celebrate the role of women and girls in sport and active recreation.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to increase the capacity of community clubs to deliver events that promote gender equality.

Local Sporting Champions 

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championship:

  • Base Grant: $500
  • Applicants travelling 800km – 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100
  • Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $200
  • Applicants residing in a rural electorate: + $50

Significant Sporting Events Program

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

Closing Date: June 30th 2022

Canva Nonprofit Program

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Canva believes in helping charities and philanthropic organizations all over the world bridge the gap between their mission and their audience.

As a way to give back to the community, Canva offers free Canva for Work access for up to 10 members to eligible nonprofit organizations. Eligible nonprofit organizations with proper documentation qualify to get free Canva for Work access. Apply for your free nonprofit subscription to Canva for Work by clicking here !

Closing Date: Ongoing

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.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Project Defib

Red Cross provides every sporting club, school and not for profit in Australia with an opportunity to access a $1600.00 subsidy to put towards the latest Lifeline VIEW Defibrillator package.

There is no limit to the number of subsidies that any eligible sporting club, school or not for profit can receive. Your location may require more than one device depending on the distance and time it takes to retrieve a device. If you purchase 3 defibrillator packages, you will receive 3 x $1600 subsidies.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Ballarat Sports Foundation

The Ballarat Sports Foundation Inc (BSF) is a non-profit community project that aims to encourage participation in a healthy lifestyle and support local sportspeople helping them to achieve in their chosen sport.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Australian Sports Foundation – Fundraising4Sport (F4S)

The ASF operates the Fundraising4Sport program which assists the development of sport in Australia. Specifically, the program aims to increase opportunities for Australians to: participate in sport and/or excel in sports performance.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Emergency: Sporting and Recreational Equipment

These grants provide assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage.

Closing Date: Ongoing, up to 3 months after the loss or damage.