Emergency Sporting Equipment Grant Program

State Government of Victoria

Relevent Country: Australia

The State Government of Victoria, Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is currently accepting applications for the Emergency Sporting Equipment Grant Program to provide assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace or repair essential sporting and first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storms, theft or criminal damage.

The Emergency Sporting Equipment Grants program provides funding for community sport and active recreation organisations across Victoria.

Funding Information

  • Grants of up to a maximum of $1,000 are available.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be a community sport or active recreation organisation operating in Victoria and meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must be non-government and not-for-profit.
  • At the time of submission of the application and the duration of the project, the applicant must be operating in Victoria and registered as:
  • An incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic); or
  • A company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth); or
  • An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth)
  • If the applicant is not an incorporated association, a company limited by guarantee or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation, it must nominate an auspice organisation to receive and auspice any grant funds paid in the event of a successful application. In such instances, the nominated auspice organisation must:
  • Be non-government and not-for-profit;
  • Be operating in Victoria and registered as an incorporated association, public company limited by guarantee or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation;
  • If the application is successful, enter into a Grant Agreement with the Department; and
  • Receive and auspice the grant funds and ensure the funds are used as specified in the application and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Grant Agreement
  • The applicant must be delivering a sport or activity that is a person-centric physical activity. Active recreation organisations that encourage people to participate in naturebased, outdoor activities (including sporting activities at camps) are eligible for funding.
  • The applicant must not receive revenue through a venue operator licence that enables the entity to operate gaming machines in Victoria.
  • If the applicant (and the auspice organisation if applicable) is affiliated with a recognised sport and active recreation body, your affiliated governing body must have achieved the Victorian Government requirement of minimum 40% women on their board or have an approved action plan with the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation to meet this requirement.


  • Capital expenditure to acquire, upgrade and/or maintain assets including property, building, hardware and transport. Permanent shade structures, permanent fencing, fixed lighting, permanent practice wickets and mobility ramps.
  • Operational expenditure including rent, utilities, wages and salaries, accounting and legal fees, property taxes, membership fees, business travel, administrative expenses and all overhead costs.
  • Applicants that have previously been funded through the Emergency Sporting Equipment Grants program in 2023-24.
  • Applications from organisations filing a claim under insurance for coverage or compensation for the incident.
  • Applications from organisations receiving funding through any Victorian or Commonwealth emergency relief or recovery program for the incident.
  • Auspice arrangements cannot be used to seek funding on behalf of sole traders or private companies.
  • Applications from organisations where their main business is not the delivery of sport or active recreation eg. Animal obedience, primary or secondary schools.
  • Applications submitted by third-party grant writers.

Source: https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/emergency-sporting-and-recreational-equipment