VicHealth – Active Club GrantsOverview
This program aims to provide funding to increase the opportunities Victorians have to participate in community sport clubs.
Funding is available at two tiers:
1. Tier 1: Up to $3,000
- Open to all eligible clubs
- A maximum of $500 is available 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 to people engaging in physical activity.
- A maximum of $1,000 is available for marketing, promotional or other publicity activities to help promote the program or participation opportunity to the community.
Please refer to the Guidelines for funding level requirements.
The 208-19 application dates are:
- Round 1: Opened 31 July and closed 31 August 2018, 4pm
- Round 2: Yet to be announced
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 must align in two key outcome areas:
- Increasing female participation in sport
- Supporting social and modified sport that target less active Victorians
Eligible costs include:
- Core participation equipment required to run the program.
- Start-up costs associated with delivering or facilitating participation activities or programs.
- Reference or resource materials required to implement a State Sporting Association or National Sporting Organisation program.
- Core safety or injury prevention items to ensure safe participation of your new participants.
- Marketing, promotional or other publicity activities to help promote the program or participation opportunity to the community.
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 complete information 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
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.