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VicHealth – Active Club Grants


This program aims to increase participation opportunities for Victorians in community sport. It seeks to encourage more Victorians to participate in sport through two specific focus areas:
- Increasing female participation opportunities.
- Supporting social and modified sport programs for less active Victorians.

There are two levels of funding available:
1. Tier 1: Up to $3,000
- Open to all eligible clubs across Victoria.
- Under this category, clubs can request a maximum of $500 for marketing, promotional or other publicity activities to help promote the program or participation opportunity to the community.

2. Tier 2: Between $3,001 and up to $10,000 (limited to 12 successful grants per round)
- Open to clubs that can make a big impact by engaging more people in physical activity through sport.
- Under this category, clubs can request a maximum of $1,000 for marketing, promotional or other publicity activities to help promote the program or participation opportunity to the community.

During the application process, clubs can indicate interest to be considered for additional funding to support the This Girl Can - Victoria campaign. If approved by VicHealth, the club will receive an additional $2,000 (excluding GST) which should be used to cover any staff or volunteer time (honorarium) or any material expenses such as printing of posters.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants must:
- Be based in, and conduct activities in Victoria.
- Be a community sporting club where the club’s primary sport activities align with a recognised State Sporting Association under the classification provided by Sportand Recreation Victoria as of round opening.
- Be an incorporated association, or a company limited by guarantee.
- Have acquitted previous grants awarded to it by VicHealth (to the satisfaction of VicHealth).
- Be able to purchase all requested items within six months of receiving funds (if successful under the $3,000 tier) or 12 months of receiving funds (if successful under the $10,000 tier).
- Have not received an Active Club Grant in the past two financial years. However this condition will be removed for clubs that demonstrate disadvantage and hardship due to flood, drought, bushfires or other natural disasters.

Aboriginal community controlled/led sport clubs are also encouraged to apply.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include:
- Focus area 1: implementing initiatives to engage more women and girls in sport.
- Focus area 2: Implementing new social or modified sport programs that target less active Victorians of all ages, genders and backgrounds.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of eligible activities/costs for each focus area.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- What: Clear description of participation initiative/s applicants intend to implement to increase physical activity levels for less active Victorians through sport.
- Why: Clear rationale for how the participation initiative/s intends to increase the physical activity levels for less active Victorians through sport and why this is needed within the club.
- Who: Clear description of who will benefit from the participation initiative/s to be created; how many participants will benefit; and how the participation initiative/s meets the needs of these participants.
- Relative disadvantage: Social and economic disadvantage in the club’s local area using the SEIFA index.
- Capacity and sustainability: Clear description of how the initiative will be sustainable and clear role of supporting partners who will ensure success. (An additional criteria for clubs who are applying for a grant under funding tier 2 between $3,001 to $10,000).

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of the assessment criteria.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Projects that do not address VicHealth’s strategic imperative of increasing physical activity.
- Activities expected to be covered by the club or participants, including:
a) Venue hire
b) Insurance
c) Individual player registrations
- One-off or ongoing fees for coaches, umpires, instructors, trainers/physiotherapists or other paid officials to deliver sessions/support teams.
- Equipment that will not remain the property of the club/organisation.
- Fixed infrastructure or capital works.
- Local government, Regional Sports Assemblies, State Sporting Associations, or National Sporting Organisations.
- Schools, churches, community support groups or health services.
- Professional sport bodies and elite sport teams.
- Organisations where the purpose of funding is to support in activities where the head is a deliberate target or where activity involves striking or kicking another individual with intent to injure.
- Active recreation clubs/organisations.

Documentation Uploaded
Guidelines 2019-02-08 Download
Terms and Conditions 2019-02-08 Download
FAQs 2019-02-08 Download
Valid Quotes Information Sheet 2019-02-08 Download
Professional and Third-Party Grant Writers Agreement 2019-02-08 Download
Guide to Ineligible Items 2019-02-08 Download
Video Consent Form 2019-02-08 Download
Recipients 2019-02-08 Download

Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator

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Status Pending
Opening Date 5 Feb 2019
Start By Date 22 Feb 2019
Closing Date 8 Mar 2019
Closing Information
This program is available biannually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $10,000
Co-contribution No
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Sport : General
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Applicable to Churches No
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier State
Department of Health
Program Administrator
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)
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