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Non-Council Grants

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Stronger Communities Programme

Provider: Australian Government

Funding: $2,500 to $20,000

Purpose: These grants will fund eligible small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.


Volunteer Grants

Provider: Department of Social Services

Funding: $1,000 to $5,000

Purpose: These grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers. They provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers such as purchasing equipment, fuel costs or undertaking background security checks.



Provider: Australian Sports Foundation

Funding: Various

Purpose: To assist in the development of sport and communities in Australia by providing funding for potential and current projects.


Local Sporting Champions

Provider: Australian Sports Commission

Funding: Up to $500

Purpose: The program provides financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.


Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program

Provider: Sport & Recreation Victoria

Funding: Automated External Defibrillator Package

Purpose: Successful applicants receive an ‘Automated External Defibrillator Package’. The package includes a high quality defibrillator, some basic training and a minimum of five years of essential maintenance. 


Sporting Club Grants Program

Provider: Sport & Recreation Victoria 

Funding: Up to $5,000

Purpose: 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.


Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program

Provider: Sport & Recreation Victoria 

Funding: Up to $6,000

Purpose: Support is available to assist community sport and recreation athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition, and for high performance Victorian athletes and teams to compete at national championships or selection events.


Emergency: Sporting and Recreational Equipment

Provider: Sport & Recreation Victoria

Funding: Up to $2,000

Opens: Ongoing

Purpose: To provide assistance to local sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sports equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of unpreventable and exceptional events such as fire, flood, significant storms, theft or criminal damage.


Significant Sporting Events

Provider: Sport & Recreation Victoria

Funding: Event Assistance up to $20,000. Event Development up to $300,000.

Purpose: The program helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria.


Active Club Grants

Provider: VicHealth

Funding: Up to $10,000

Purpose: The program will provide funding to increase the opportunities for Victorians to participate in community sport clubs. The two prioirty areas for funding are female participation and participation in social and modified forms of sport.


Small Grants for Rural Communities

Provider: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Funding: Up to $5,000

Purpose: Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer.


Holden Home Ground Advantage Grants

Provider: Holden Australia

Funding: $250,000 pool

Purpose: The program has two funding areas. 1. Tangible projects – including upgrading, constructing or improving facilities, upgrading or purchasing equipment, and buying uniforms and other assets. 2. Developing exceptional talent – including special coaching or funding for trips to compete or gain experience


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Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 8:38am


Golden Plains Shire spans the Traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar people. Council acknowledges them as the traditional Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders and Eastern Maar Elders past, present and emerging. Council extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ppeople who are part of Golden Plains Shire.