Significant Sporting Events Program

State Government of Victoria

Relevent Country: Australia

The State Government of Victoria is seeking application for Significant Sporting Events Program to helps sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria.

The fund supports events that are national or international in focus, or have regional significance and are recognised by a relevant sporting body.

These events support Victoria’s reputation as the sporting capital, grow their visitor economy, build on Victoria’s trade and investment opportunities, drive participation, build social capital and further Victoria’s standing as a multicultural, inclusive and liveable state.

Types of Grants

  • Event Assistance Grants: Available to event organisers seeking funding support to assist with general operational costs associated with hosting events.
  • Event Development Grants: Available to develop or expand events, or for events with high operational costs (typically more than $200,000).
  • Strategic Event Planning Grants: Available to State and National Sporting bodies to assist with the development of sport strategic event plans that seek to identify future events that could be hosted in Victoria, and the requirements for doing so.

Funding Information

  • Event Assistance Grants: $20,000
  • Event Development Grants: $150,000
  • Strategic Event Planning Grants: $20,000

Eligibility Criteria

The following organisations are eligible for funding:

  • National sporting organisations
  • State sporting associations
  • Regional sports assemblies
  • Local government authorities
  • Sport conference organisers
  • Local sporting clubs and associations
  • Private event organisations
  • Not for profit organisations
  • Venues.

In addition, to be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • Be an incorporated body, cooperative or association (including business associations)
  • Possess an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Be financially solvent
  • Have satisfactorily met reporting requirements on any grants received from the Victorian Government.

Note: Eligibility is subject to additional supporting documentation.