Funding grants are one of a valuable range of fundraising options available to sporting clubs. Sporting clubs are encouraged to maintain an annual diary, as most funding grants are cyclical. This will mean you are well prepared when the funding grant you require is released or opened to the public. It’s important that clubs realise that funding grants are not a hand-out, but are attached to the achievement of desired outcomes, as specified by the funding body. Clubs need to be careful not to ‘grant grab’ for the sake of it, but instead think about the club’s future direction and how a funding grant can support this.

Don’t forget that our Sports Focus Project Coordinators are available to provide assistance to clubs in applying for funding grants.  If you have any questions or require assistance with the application please don’t hesitate to contact our office.



City of Greater Bendigo – Small Grants

The City of Greater Bendigo’s Small Grants are open year round (unless fully expended) and aim to support activities that contribute to the Greater Bendigo

Qantas Regional Grants

The Qantas Regional Grants program is back, offering $2 million in support to Australian-based communities and projects that are looking to benefit our country’s regional

Local Para Champions Grant

The Local Para Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-24 participating in state, national or international championships for athletes with

Emergency Grant: Sporting & Recreational Equipment Program

The Emergency Grant: Sporting and Recreational Equipment Program grant provides assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or

Telstra Footy Country Grants

The Telstra Footy Country Grants is designed to financially assist initiatives that can support Community Clubs affiliated to the AFL to strengthen the base and

City of Greater Bendigo – Community Group Essentials Grant

The City of Greater Bendigo’s community grants program supports community groups and individuals to undertake activities that benefit our community. The focus of our community