We are pleased to announce that applications for the first funding round of 2019-20 of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program are now open and will close 11.59pm Monday, 4 November 2019.  Please pass this information onto your clubs/association/networks.

 Guidelines for this program can be found at is recommended you read the program guidelines before applying as some changes have been made this year.

 The program still has two funding categories:

 Category 1: Organisations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria

 Who can apply: State sporting associations, Victorian regional academies of sport and state sport and recreation bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria

 What can they apply for: They can apply on behalf of Victorian teams or individuals for travel and accommodation costs to compete at an event or series of events as a state representative athlete. This includes mandatory training camps, selection trials and national championships events

 How many grants can organisations apply for? Organisations are eligible to apply for up to three grants in any round.  

 ·     One grant of up to $6000 are available for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.

·     Two grants for individuals are available up to a maximum of $1500 each.

 Recognised organisations will be eligible for a maximum of three grants in any financial year. Eligibility does not guarantee success.

 Did you know? Recognised organisations can apply in advance of teams or individuals being selected for events.  See the application form on how to provide details if a team/individual has yet to be selected.

 Category 1 travel dates: This round covers travel commencing between 1 Jan 2020 to 30 June 2020 and is available for use over a 12 month period.

 Category 2: Victorian Sport and Recreation Clubs:

 Who can apply: Victorian sport and recreation clubs

 What can they apply for: They can apply for on behalf of emerging athletes (individuals or teams) to assist with the costs of travel and accommodation to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway. Clubs can also apply for funding for coaches and officials to assist with the costs of travel to carry out official duties at events.

 How many grants can organisations apply for? Organisations are eligible to apply for up to two grants in any round.

·     Grants of up to $2000 are available for teams with a maximum of $500 per team member; and/or

·     Grants of $750 for individuals.

 Victorian sport and recreation clubs are eligible for a maximum of two grants in any financial year. Eligibility does not guarantee success.

 Category 2 travel dates:  This round covers travel commencing between 5 November 2019 to 30 June 2020 and is available for use over a 12 month period.


 What do you need to apply? Please review the program guidelines and FAQs which have details on what you need to provide in your application.

 Apply now: Applications are to be made online at - go to sub heading Apply Now.



Vic Health

Great news - @VicHealth Active Club Grants are now OPEN! It’s quick and easy to apply for grants of up to $3,000 or $10,000 to help your local community sports clubs grow grassroots women and girls’ sport or social sport programs. Find out more at



 Local Supporting Champions

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) administers a program called Local Sporting Champions (LSC), which provides financial assistance for 12-18 year olds who are competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation endorsed state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships. If successful, junior sportsmen and women can receive a grant of $500 - $750 to help towards the cost of attending the competition. Further details about the program is available on the ASC’s website:




The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans.  Further information: Tennis Australia or phone 9914 4000.

EMERGENCY SPORTING AND RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT   - Ongoing These grants provide assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage.   (Can be submitted up to 3 months after the loss or damage)  Amount: Up to $2000  Further information: Department of Transport, Planning & Local Infrastructure (Sport & Recreation Victoria) or phone 1300 366 356.


GRANTS 4 GRASSROOTS – AUSTRALIAN SPORTS FOUNDATION - Grants available for innovative ideas to increase participation in grassroots and community based sport. 

How to apply?

Complete an online application – you will need your ABN and information about your organisation’s incorporation and financial status for the application.

More questions? Check out our FAQs for more information.  Still need help? Contact us on 02 6214 7868 .


Boots For All equipment grant – OPEN

Boots For All’s vision is to have an active and socially inclusive Australia through sport. The organisation exists to break down barriers to sport participation & strengthen communities by collecting & distributing quality, new and near-new sports equipment to vulnerable Australians and by providing volunteering and training opportunities via the Sports for All social enterprise sports store.

Status: Ongoing

Amount: Various sports equipment

Further information: Visit Boots For All website, call 1800 752 227 or email




















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